Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma were both named the 2010 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year on Monday, the Blue Devils announced.
It marked the fourth time in the past five years Krzyzewski has received the award. He led the U.S. to the 2010 FIBA World Championship, marking the first goal medal in the world championships for Team USA since 1994.
“Any time a coach is recognized for representing his or her country, it is a tremendous honor,” Krzyzewski said in a prepared statement. “USA Basketball enjoyed a terrific summer, and we were proud to do our part at the World Championship. In all of my years in coaching, there’s nothing I’ve enjoyed more than being a part of the USA Basketball program. So, receiving this award for a fourth time is very special to me.”