USA Basketball: Could Coach Cal Replace Coach K for the 2016 Olympics?

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USA Basketball: Could Coach Cal Replace Coach K for the 2016 Olympics?
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Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that he is not likely to return as the head coach of the United States men's Olympic basketball team after the 2012 games in London (via ESPN.com).

Since Krzyzewski became the head coach of the men’s national team in late 2005, the team is 49-1 in international play.

Coach K's 2008 team won the gold medal in Beijing, and his 2012 team should be favored to do the same the same in jolly old England.

At some point in the near future, Jerry Colangelo, the director of USA Basketball, will have to start considering who will coach Team USA in the future.

Has Krzyzewski's success paved the way for another college coach to be selected to pick up his mantle?

If so, could John Calipari be the one that gets the nod to keep things going in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, four years from now?

Here are five reasons why Coach Cal could replace (or at least be considered to replace) Coach K as the next Olympic coach

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