When you sit back and think about everything that UConn Huskies and USA Women's Basketball coach Geno Auriemma has accomplished in his life, it's hard to pick just one thing that would stand out as his greatest achievement.
Is it his 11 national titles at UConn? Or is it his seven Naismith College Coach of the Year Awards? Maybe it's the fact that he's won over 900 games as a collegiate coach? We could go on for a while listing all the accolades that Auriemma has collected in his time serving as a basketball coach.
The always candid Diana Taurasi thinks his greatest accomplishment is the fact that he has coached the United States to a gold medal as an immigrant, which he did in the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London, England, and will probably do again today.
Auriemma wasn't born in the United States but actually in Italy. He came to the USA as a small lad of just seven. He finally became a naturalized US citizen when he was 40 years old.
Auriemma had already won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics before his 2012 London Olympics medal but not as a head coach. He was an assistant coach under Nell Fortner in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
He won his first one with six of former players in Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Ashja Jones, Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi.
And now, he has a chance to win a second with five of his former players at UConn. Jones and Cash are gone this time around in Rio but perhaps his greatest collegiate player, Breanna Stewart, is a part of the 2016 team.