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USA Basketball Honors Ratface, Celebrates Moral Victory

This is beyond unbelivable:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  - Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who in 2006, the first year of a three year assignment to coach the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program, helped resurrect respect and pride in the USA Senior Team, was announced Tuesday as the 2006 recipient of USA Basketball's National Coach of the Year award. Krzyzewski piloted the U.S. Senior Men to a 2006 World Championship bronze medal and an overall record of 13-1.

"It is a tremendous accomplishment whenever you are chosen as a Coach of the Year by any organization," said Krzyzewski. "When it comes from USA Basketball, it is even more special. What could be more important than serving your country? I am honored to receive this award and need to thank the 2006 Senior National Team members, from the players to the coaches to the support staff, for all their hard work and dedication over the last year. This is a team accomplishment, not an individual one."

The 2006 Men's Senior National Team collected a 5-0 record in its pre-World Championship series of exhibition contests, and the USA Men's World Championship Team, comprised of 12 USA Senior National Team members, finished 8-1 at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, capturing the bronze medal.

"Mike did an outstanding job directing USA Basketball's 2006 Men's World Championship Team," said USA Basketball Executive Director Jim Tooley. "He has been involved with many USA Basketball teams throughout the years, and he always leaves an imprint of success. This year was no exception as he quickly created a team of which our country could be proud."
Let me get this straight. We invented basketball. A sport which we should dominate with all the incredible athletes coast-to-coast, we are awarding a coach a NCOY award  for coming in third?

USA basketball sounds like is being run by a bigger bunch of losers than the ones who celebrated our moral victory over Southern Cal two years ago.

Seriously can someone explain this? This has to be a joke. Right? It has to be.