New Orleans, La. - USA Basketball announced Monday that Pelicans coach Monty Williams and Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would join Jim Boeheim of Syracuse University as assistant coaches for Team USA under head coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke.
Thibodeau and Williams will replace Mike D'Antoni and Nate McMillan. Krzyzewski calls Thibodeau "one of the best defensive coaches." He says of Williams: "Players love playing for him."
Boeheim, D'Antoni and McMillan all worked under Krzyzewski since 2005, helping the Americans win two Olympic gold medals. The Syracuse coach is close friends with Krzyzewski and decided to remain for the next three year cycle, which starts with the 2014 World Cup of Basketball.
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