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Reports: Leafs Wilson to be US Olympic coach

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson is reportedly in line for another job, as the man behind the United States bench at next year's Olympic games in Vancouver.

Several reports citing unidentified sources Friday said the American coach would be Wilson, whose greatest accomplishment on the international stage was coaching the U.S. team to the title at the 1996 World Cup.

An official announcement won't be made by USA Hockey until Monday.

Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke holds the same position for the U.S. Olympic hockey team, making the selection of Wilson a logical choice. Burke and Wilson were also teammates at Providence College.

Wilson neither confirmed nor denied the reports on Friday prior to the Leafs game against Philadelphia.

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