Boston Globe reporter Marc Spears, soon to be heading to Yahoo Sports and to be based on the left coast, broke this story on the 2010-2012 USA Basketball Senior National Team coaching situation:
I am going to miss Marc Spears a lot. He fast became a great part of the Boston/NBA sports scene and - even more importantly, is a good friend of the "Johnnie's on the Side" family.
Krzyzewski poised to return
Mike Krzyzewski, who led the US men to basketball gold at the Beijing Olympics, will return for another shot at Olympic glory, two sources close to the situation said last night.
The announcement is expected July 21 in Las Vegas prior to a minicamp for national team prospects July 22-25.
The sources said Krzyzewski, who has led the Duke men to three national championships, is committed to the 2010 World Championships in Turkey and the 2012 London Olympics.
Krzyzewski’s staff, which included Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, Blazers coach Nate McMillan, and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, is expected to return.
MARC J. SPEARS
Here's to Marc. I wish him nothing but the very best.