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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Geno not interested in 2016 Olympic gig

UConn coach Geno Auriemma, meeting with the media on Thursday for the first time since he returned from London as the head coach of the gold-medal winning U.S. squad, said he is not interested in being the U.S. Olympic coach in 2016.

"Right now, zero," Auriemma said on the chances of him being the Olympic coach in four years. "Everybody has heir own reasons for doing what they do. I was honored, I was thrilled that I did and ecstatic that I was able to experience it. I had the perfect blend of players, they did everything I asked them to do but if you were to ask me right now, today, I would say it is somebody else's time.

"There are too many factors that go into it, too many variables," Auriemma said. "The way I feel right now is I want to spent the next four years working with the group of players that I have right now because we have a chance, especially in the next two years with Bria (Hartley) and Stefanie (Dolson) being juniors I think these next two years could be something really special. Not that we havenb't had some really speciual teams before but I want to spend all my time and energy worried about that and make that as good as it can be. It would be pretty hard to top London."


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