After successfully coaching USA Basketball’s Women’s National Team to gold medals in the 2010 FIBA Championship and 2012 Olympics, Geno Auriemma from the University of Connecticut will return as the squad’s head coach through 2016. More details from USA Basketball: “University of Connecticut’s Naismith Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Geno Auriemma, who guided the USA Basketball Women’s National Team to gold medals at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Olympic Games, will return to coach the USA National Team through 2016, USA Basketball today announced. Auriemma’s selection was made by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Steering Committee and approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. With 28-year coaching veteran Auriemma at the helm, the USA Basketball Women’s National Team will compete in the 2014 FIBA World Championship (Sept. 27 – Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey), and if the USA qualifies, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games (Aug. 5 – 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), as well as additional USA training camps and exhibition games.”
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