NEW YORK — Geno Auriemma will return to coach the U.S. women’s basketball team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision told the AP.
USA Basketball will discuss the move at a news conference Friday in Connecticut. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the appointment of the Connecticut coach has not been announced.
Auriemma will be the first repeat coach for the U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team, which has won a gold medal at the past five games. Mike Krzyzewski decided in May he would return to coach the men a third time.