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Coach K's leadership set the tone

Updated: August 25, 2008, 4:07 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Leadership, leadership, leadership. Was there any doubt whatsoever that Mike Krzyzewski would make an impact with the USA Basketball team? From the moment USA Basketball head Jerry Colangelo made the decision to hire the Duke coach, things were on their way for the Americans to reclaim their preeminence at the Olympics.

There were those critical of the U.S. play in recent international competitions and the Americans came to Beijing with something to prove.

The championship game ...

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