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With Coach K back, US expects some gold medalists to stay; will look at young players in July

With Mike Krzyzewski back as coach, the U.S. can turn its attention to players who could suit up for him over the next three years.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says the Americans expect about 24 young players in a July minicamp in Las Vegas that will finish with an intrasquad scrimmage at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Americans' next competition is the 2014 World Cup of Basketball in Spain. Colangelo says some of last year's Olympic gold medalists have already expressed an interest in playing, and that the '14 roster will likely be a mixture of them and some players who will take part in July.

Krzyzewski says Thursday he has talked to some players, though not about their plans, and that there will be "good momentum now" to fill their roster pool.