Fresh off their gold medal performances at the Olympic Games in London, USA Basketball today honored the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Olympic/National Teams as co-winners of the 2012 USA Basketball Team of the Year award. UConn coach Geno Auriemma, of course, served as the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Olympic team.
“Winning a gold medal during an Olympic year, as far as USA Basketball is concerned, is the culmination of four years of hard work,’’ Auriemma said. “So, for our men’s and women’s teams to be the team of the year is a reflection on the work USA Basketball does with all our partners. Every day, there are people working to make sure those four years end with a gold medal. I want to pass along congratulations to Coach K and the men’s team. They are just a bunch of super guys, and it was an honor and a thrill to be in London and watch them perform.’’