Found February 07, 2013 on
I am going to assume this is a form letter that Coach K sent out to all the recruits who chose a different school than Duke.
Probably an assistant hands him a stack, he signs them and they mail them all out. I bet there are 1000s of former college basketball players who are reading this now and saying to themselves.
“Wait…I thought I was the only one who got a personalized letter from Coach K.”
Any time you put the phrase “fine young man” in a letter, it is probably a form document. Like the ones you get when you apply for a job and they try to make you feel better since they didn’t hire you.
Even though, Coach K didn’t get Jordan he has done alright for himself in the last 30 years or so.
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With college recruitment and signing days becoming as televised and talked-about as games themselves, it’s hard to remember a time when picking a school was a much less formal process. A letter between Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and former recruit Michael Jordan (who ended up playing for rival North Carolina, of course) shows just how different it used to be. Krzyzewski was among...
When Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was informed that Michael Jordan (sorry, Mike Jordan) had chosen not to attend Duke, he wrote the following letter to him. As we know, MJ chose to go to school up the road at North Carolina. And as they say, the rest is history. Coach K eventually graduated from using a typewriter to a word processor on a computer (gasp!)…and became a pretty...
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Two people familiar with the situation say there is still a chance Mike Krzyzewski will return for a third stint as U.S. Olympic men's basketball coach.
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A very happy David Cutcliffe did his best to imitate the excitement and unpredictability of national signing day by bringing out the helmets of several different programs and pretending to choose.
David Cutcliffe pulls out one of several helmets as he re-enacted a typical signing day decision.
It was no real surprise that Cutcliffe chose the Blue Devils helmet over Cincinnati...