Mike Krzyzewski Thinks Team USA Needs to Tone Down Its Antics

July 27th, 2016 by Kyle Newport Leave a reply »

As Team USA's 107-57 victory over China neared its conclusion on Tuesday night, the Americans found themselves having quite a bit of fun at their opponents' expense.

That didn't sit well with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Whether it was Kevin Durant prematurely celebrating a missed basket or DeMar DeRozan trying to throw down a 360 dunk on a defender (leading to a technical on Durant for celebrating too much on the bench), Coach K was less than amused with his team's antics.

Just look at this play that took place with 90 seconds to play:

After the game, Coach K addressed the matter with the media, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated:

While Krzyzewski isn't saying that his team is required to have zero fun on the court, he would like to see his players show a little more respect for their opponents. After all, the whole world will be watching the Olympics, so the last thing Coach K wants is for his team to bring criticism to the United States.

Team USA will be heavily favored in every game it plays at the 2016 Rio Olympics. There ...

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