Coach Krzyzewski Honored by USA Basketball

Duke University and former United States National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski was named a co-recipient of the 2016 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award on Thursday in recognition of USA Basketball’s third consecutive Olympic gold medal. Krzyzewski shared the honor with Geno Auriemma, who led the U.S. Women’s National Team to Olympic …
Via Duke Report
2 days ago

No. 5 Duke still rolling - even without 3 injured freshmen

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) This isn't the Duke team that was picked No. 1 in the preseason. That's no slight to these current Blue Devils, who in their present composition have been plenty strong enough to win seven of eight, take down Michigan State and earn a No. 5 ranking. But beneath the surface, one question lingers: How much better will this team be once three injured freshman big...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Arizona hoops commit says playing overseas was 'best decision of my life'

For years, we’ve heard about a potential “preps to pros” revolution in basketball. After players Brandon Jennings, Jeremy Tyler and Emmanuel Mudiay all elected to skip college with the “one and done” rule in place, it led many to wonder: Will this become a regular path for high school basketball stars?Former Arizona basketball commit and 2017 NBA Draft prospect Terrance...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Coach K on controversial NC HB2 law: 'an embarrassing bill'

Last week, Albany canceled a scheduled non-conference game against Duke due to New York State’s imposed North Carolina travel ban, which was issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo as a reaction to the state’s House Bill 2.  HB2, which was signed earlier this year by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, states that transgender people must use the bathroom that corresponds with their...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K explains his secret social media accounts

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made headlines about a year ago when he revealed that he uses anonymous accounts on Twitter and Instagram. He once again talked about his social media use while appearing on the latest episode of J.J. Redick’s podcast. Redick, who played for Krzyzewski at Duke, brings up a number of things with Krzyzewski, but his use of social media definitely seemed...
Via The Comeback
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K expected to lead Duke for at least five more years

Duke University doesn’t expect Mike Krzyzewski to go anywhere anytime soon. Duke athletics director Kevin White told the Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C., he expects Coach K to remain in charge of the storied men’s basketball team for at least another five years, according to USA TODAY. The timetable would take Coach K’s career past the 45-year mark and heading toward a true half...
Via NESN.com
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K undergoes successful knee replacement surgery

Mike Krzyzewski had successful knee replacement surgery on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The procedure is something that Coach K had been planning on having for a while. “Everything went well” according to Stephen Wiseman of The Durham Herald-Sun. As planned for months, Coach K had his knee replacement surgery today. Everything has gone well, per Duke sources....
Via College Spun
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski provides an update on his health

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t make the trip to his team’s game at Georgia Tech earlier this week because he was hospitalized in Durham. Today, Coach K returned to the sideline, and after his team’s win over NC State, he provided further updates on what led him to have to sit out his first game since 1995.  Beat writer Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K furious about ‘amazing’ no-call at end of Syracuse loss

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski felt that his team got cheated in a heartbreaking 64-62 loss Monday night, and he made his feelings known after the game with one of the most passive-aggressive rants you will ever see. During his postgame press conference, Coach K described the final play of the game as “amazing” nine times. “It was an amazing ending,” he said. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jay Williams recalls Coach K's powerful message to him

Former Duke star and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams has written a book, Life Is Not an Accident.  As promotion for the book, which comes out January 26, 2016, Williams has posted a video on Twitter about a conversation he once had with Mike Krzyzewski.  The conversation occurred shortly after Williams had a near-fatal motorcycle accident in June 2003. Here’s...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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