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Auriemma to lead Olympic team

Updated: April 15, 2009, 1:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Fresh from leading unbeaten Connecticut to the NCAA championship, Geno Auriemma was named to become coach of the U.S. women's basketball team through the 2012 Olympics.

Auriemma will serve as head coach for the next three years.

A news conference was scheduled for Wednesday in Storrs, Conn., home of the Huskies.

This year, the 55-year-old Auriemma guided Connecticut to its sixth national championship and third perfect season.

He will serve as head coach through ...

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