"The amount of time we had to put into this was substantial. For more than three years, we were in constant touch, constant planning, meeting, dealing with players, training camps, travel, the world championships, the Olympic qualifying and then the whole Olympic experience. And Mike was amazing, in terms of preparation, everything you ever heard about him.
Jerry Colangelo, Managing Director, USA Basketball, who chose Coach Krzyzewski to be the head coach and restore the United States to its place as the world's premier basketball power.
Excerpts from the New York Times, February 19, 2009.