DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski expects LeBron James to play for the U.S. Olympic team and says guard Andre Dawkins will redshirt this season for Duke.
Krzyzewski said Thursday he’s deep into preparations for the London Olympics. While it’s not certain yet who will be on the roster, “I know LeBron will play.”
James was part of the Krzyzewski-led team that won Olympic gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, and this summer, he and the Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals. Krzyzewski says the condensed NBA season and earlier Olympics means “you’re going to have a mentally different team and a physically different team.”
Krzyzewski, again balancing coaching duties between the U.S. and Duke, also confirms that Dawkins will sit out this season for the Blue Devils.