If you haven't heard, Coach K officially announced he is returning to lead Team USA in the 2012 Olympics in London. Here is a short clip of Coach K talking to a group of Team USA hopefuls about the kind of players they had in 2008 and the characteristics the coaches are looking for this time around:

When talking about the 2008 team, the main takeaway for me was accountability and sacrifice of the individual for the team. The players had to take ownership of their own responsibilities -- they had to want to win it, the coaches are just the facilitators. Players had to check their egos at the door, and focus on the singular goal of winning the Gold medal.