"We might be the most dominant team of any team since the Russian Red Army," Auriemma said, referring to the Soviet men's hockey side that won 18 World Championships from 1963 to 1990. "Every time we play, everybody thinks we're supposed to win — and we're supposed to win by a lot. And that's a lot for these players to carry around, I know that. But at the same time, that's what you sign up for: when you play USA Basketball, it's pressure."
"We're like Spain soccer or Italy soccer: just getting to the gold medal game, that's what we pay you for," Auriemma said.