Although heavily favored to win the 12-nation tournament, the superstar-studded Americans will face a talented tournament field loaded with NBA players.
On Sunday, the U.S. opens pool play against France, a squad led by speedy San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, who nearly missed the London Games because of a serious eye injury. The French roster includes five other NBA players.
Krzyzewski says there are more teams “that feel they have a chance to win the gold medal” than in China. He says France will be a tough matchup at any time but especially in the opener.