Geno Auriemma apparently was in a good mood as he prepared to play the TPC River Highlands on Wednesday for the Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am.
That was even the case when our Matt Conyers asked him if he was still the guy USA Basketball wanted to return to coach the 2016 Olympic team.
Geno has already said no – a thousand times no.
And that’s 1,001 now, even though two WNBA coaches said last week they thought USA Basketball might be still be holding out hope he would return.
I mean, there is no Olympic coach named yet. Apparently, the committee in charge hasn’t met yet. And USA Basketball has convinced Coach K to come back for a third time even after he kicked and screamed about it.
There seems to be some sense that USA Basketball would love the same continuity for the women’s program, especially if the guy they want has won eight NCAA Division I national championships and is in the Philadelphia Hall of Fame – among others.
For the record: His mind hasn’t changed on the USA women’s basketball coaching position for 2016. So go look someplace else already, USA Basketball. It’s over. It’s done. Hire Jeff Walz. He’ll take it.
Auriemma preferred not to even talk about the rumors recently that he may come back. “Nothing has changed,” Auriemma said on the first hole of the course. “[The answer is] No.”
Sounds good to me.