Wide-open US training camp begins under Coach K

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“The main thing is to win the world championship,” Krzyzewski said. “There are 24 teams that compete for this and only 12 that compete for the Olympics. We’re part of the world and we should look at it like they’re looking at it. That’s what we learned over the last four years.”

Another thing that Krzyzewski hopes to learn this week is how his players jell together.

“The guards are one of our strengths, and the ability to put ball pressure on for 40 minutes,” he said. “So that’s the thing we are going to be looking at, are what (guard) combinations can they play together really well. They’re all accustomed to having the ball a lot.”

With a deep collection of wing players, the Americans will likely look to push the pace.

“It’s a young man’s game, and we have a lot of young legs here, no question about that,” Colangelo said. “That’s another feature of this team.”

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