Grant Hill was among the three decades of former Duke players and understood why his former coach was setting the career wins record.
Hill says he's amazed at how Mike Krzyzewski can ''still inspire and motivate players'' in his 32nd season leading the Blue Devils. Coach K earned his 903rd victory by beating Michigan State 74-69 on Tuesday night, moving ahead of mentor Bob Knight for the top spot on the Division I list.
More than 30 former players were in the crowd at Madison Square Garden, many finding a silver lining in the NBA lockout. Elton Brand says ''even if I had a game, I'd try to be here.'' The former stars included Bobby Hurley, Shane Battier, Jay Williams, Carlos Boozer, Mike Dunleavy and J.J. Redick.