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Mike Krzyzewski fired up by comments

Updated: September 10, 2010, 4:15 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Clearly perturbed by Russia coach David Blatt's comment that the Soviet Union was the rightful winner of the gold-medal game at the 1972 Munich Olympics, coach Mike Krzyzewski launched his own counterattack Wednesday.

"He's a Russian," Krzyzewski said of Blatt, who actually holds dual American and Israeli citizenship.

Team USA will play Blatt's Russian team Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship, a game that took on an unusual subplot ...

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