He says ‘the bronze,’ they write ‘LeBron’ … common mistake … at least they got ‘Krzyzewski’ right

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The White House office of the press secretary sent out a corrected transcript this morning of an interview President Obama did, for some reason, with ESPN2′s Mark Jones while the U.S. Olympic basketball team was playing an exhibition game Monday at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.:

From the original transcript:

Q: USA Basketball, Mr. President, has undergone a culture change. They bottomed out a little bit in 2004 with LeBron, and then Coach Krzyzewski came aboard and really turned it around. Your thoughts on that process.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, obviously Coach K is one of the greatest coaches of all time. He knows how to bring together folks to think like a team. And obviously the talent that we’ve got at this point is unbelievable. So there’s no reason we shouldn’t bring home the Gold. We just have to stay focused.

From the corrected transcript (translating Jones to English):

Q USA Basketball, Mr. President, has undergone a culture change. They bottomed out a little bit in 2004 with LeBron the bronze**, and then Coach Krzyzewski came aboard and really turned it around. Your thoughts on that process.

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