Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will remain as head coach for the U.S. Men’s Olympic team. But D’Antoni likely won’t stay as an assistant, according to a league source, because he wants to give full focus to the Lakers. D’Antoni served as an assistant under Krzyzewski in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
“He’s a great guy and we have fun,” said D’Antoni in February about Krzyzewski. “Great coach. It’s exciting to represent your country and do something that’s fun to do and be a part of what’s happening the last eight years and being around the best players in the world. It’s great. There’s no negatives.”
D’Antoni has two years worth $8 million left remaining on his contract with the Lakers. Despite the Lakers’ first-round sweep to the San Antonio Spurs, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has said D’Antoni will return next season.
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