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Kyrie Irving on Playing for Australia: 'Coach K Wasn't Going to Let That Happen'

Mike Krzyzewski was the driving force behind Kyrie Irving's participation with Team USA internationally as opposed to playing for Australia.

The Dallas Mavericks guard opened up about how he wanted to play for Team Australia in tournaments and named his former coach when he played at Duke as a huge reason why he decided to play for Team USA instead.

"I consider myself an international player even though I played on Team USA," Irving said. "A lot of my peers laugh at me when I bring it up and some fans may not agree, but I was born in Australia.