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US Water Polo Coaches Returning for Paris Olympics

United States head coach Adam Krikorian, right, directs players during a quarterfinal round win over Canada in a women's water polo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Right after the Summer Olympics, Krikorian was done. Worn down by coaching the U.S. women's water polo team through a pandemic, he thought it might be time to try something new. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
United States head coach Adam Krikorian, right, directs players during a quarterfinal round win over Canada in a women's water polo match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Right after the Summer Olympics, Krikorian was done. Worn down by coaching the U.S. women's water polo team through a pandemic, he thought it might be time to try something new. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Chicago (AP) -- Right after the Summer Olympics, Adam Krikorian was done. Worn down by coaching the U.S. women's water polo team through a pandemic, he thought it might be time to try something new.

Some two months after Tokyo, long after the glow of a third consecutive gold medal had worn off, Krikorian was still in the same place. Then, as he examined what went right and wrong during the previous Olympic cycle, everything began to change.