A person with knowledge of the decision says Geno Auriemma will return to coach the U.S. women's basketball team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
USA Basketball will discuss the move at a news conference Friday in Connecticut. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the appointment of the Connecticut coach has not been announced.
Auriemma will be the first repeat coach for the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team, which has won a gold medal at the past five games. Mike Krzyzewski decided in May that he would return to coach the men a third time.
Auriemma's team cruised through the 2012 London Games, winning by an average of 34 points, including an 86-50 rout of France for the title.
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