Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard, who won Olympic gold with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Games but had to miss last summer's London Games while recovering from back surgery, said he wants to be back on the team in 2016.
"No doubt," Howard said Thursday when asked if he wanted to play in Brazil.
Howard will be 30 years old when the next Olympics roll around. He expressed disappointment in not being able to go for back-to-back gold medals this summer, much like Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant was able to do, because of the back surgery he underwent in April.
"I was pissed off," Howard said. "I was mad I couldn't play in the playoffs. I was mad I couldn't play in the Olympics. I was pissed. I was looking forward to going to London. I was looking forward to making a big run in the playoffs last season, so I wasn't too happy about the fact that I had to have surgery and miss a lot of basketball."
D'Antoni said he does not know if he'll continue to serve on the coaching staff without Krzyzewski around.
"We'll see," D'Antoni said. "That's not on my radar right now."
Does Howard know who could be coaching him in Rio?
"My only concern right now is winning a championship with the Lakers and how we can get better," Howard said. "I can't control what happens in the Olympics."
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