Found August 15, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Mike Krzyzewski
Coach Mike Krzyzewski is coaching Team USA through 2016 after saying he wouldn’t return after the last Olympics.  This can be a good thing for Duke basketball going forward or it could cost them some deep tournament runs.  He has the most wins in division one basketball history, so hopefully this doesn’t hurt the Blue Devils the next four years. This will be the third Olympics for coach K and he has done well previously balancing the two jobs.  While coaching Team USA the last eight years, he won a National Championship in 2010.  This can have immense benefits for Duke in the long run because it has brought his enthusiasm back to the game.  It has probably extended his coaching career in the long run, and made sure that he stayed in the college game for the rest of his career. This has been an overall beneficial experience for Duke and its fans because it made him have new experiences and worked with different coaches.  It has also made him try new things at times when the team need...

Tom Izzo says he's 'ticked off' at Duke's success against Michigan State

Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo coaches as if his life depends on it. The Spartans have made six Final Fours on his watch. He's firmly entrenched as the Spartans' head coach until he retires but that hasn't stopped him from having some kind of motivation for his team. His latest factor for motivation. Michigan State's 1-7 record against Mike Krzyzewski...

Kobe Reveals He Would Have Chosen North Carolina, Not Duke, If He Had Gone To College

Despite the long-lived assumption that Kobe Bryant would have played under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke had he gone to college instead of joining the NBA right out of high school, the 34-year-old revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel at his ”Kobe Up Close” event Thursday night that he was actually leaning toward signing with North Carolina. According to Eric Pincus, Los Angeles...

Kobe Bryant most likely would have attended North Carolina

Kobe Bryant was the top player in High School in the Mid 1990s but he was free to go straight to the NBA, unlike players in today’s game. So Bryant always get the question asked to him if he had to college where would he go. Kobe has hinted that Duke would have been his top choice. Bryant has a great relationship with Mike Krzyzewski. Well on Thursday night Bryant said during his...
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