(LAS VEGAS) — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul originally said he didn’t plan on participating in the 2016 Olympic games, but now that Mike Krzyzewski is back, Paul is reconsidering.
“If it had been another coach than Coach K, I was prepared to be done,” Paul said.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski had previously said he would not return for 2016 games in Rio as the men’s national team’s head coach, but decided to come back.
The return of Krzyzewski likely signaled the return of Paul.
Even though Paul is widely considered one of, if not the best point guard in the NBA, he’ll be 31 by the time Team USA looks to take home the gold again during the summer of 2016. Paul was part of the 2008 and 2012 gold medal teams.
The United States will have a stacked roster once again at the guard position as Paul will likely be joined by Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry.
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Emanuella Grinberg, CNN