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Dawn Staley named new U.S. Olympic head coach

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Some big news is expected to be delivered Friday, as South Carolina’s Dawn Staley will reportedly be named the next coach for Team USA.

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Add another astounding — and well deserved accomplishment — to the impeccable resume’ of Dawn Staley: U.S. Olympic Women’s head coach. The South Carolina head coach has been officially introduced as the next U.S. Olympic coach, according to multiple USA Basketball.

"Being named head coach of the USA National Team is a tremendous honor," said Staley, who was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. "As a player, I was humbled each time I wore the uniform and this feels no different. I will do my very best to uphold the standards and winning tradition of the national team, and must thank the selection committee for having faith in my abilities as a coach to trust me with such an important role. I would also like to thank my teams at Temple and South Carolina for putting me in this coveted position. They allowed me to learn and grow on the job and I am truly grateful."

USA Basketball called a press conference earlier today at 12 p.m. ET to name Staley its next head coach.