Coach K will return to coaching Duke on Saturday against Pittsburgh

Mike Krzyzewski has been absent from Duke’s sidelines since he underwent back surgery on January 6. On Saturday — just about a month after he went under the knife– Krzyzewski will be back on the bench when his Blue Devils host Pittsburgh at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke first “announced” Coach K’s return through this cryptic tweet: #HereComesDuke pic.twitter.com/Dxll7aqlPN...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski Reportedly Bans Players From Locker Room, Wearing Duke Apparel

The 2016-17 Duke Blue Devils just can’t stop tripping over themselves. Yes, we mean that in the literal sense with Grayson Allen, but also as a description of how the team has fared so far in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Blue Devils already have four conference losses, their latest of which came at home Monday against North Carolina State. No. 17 Duke (15-5) suddenly is...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K bans Duke players from wearing school gear, entering locker room

Mike Krzyzewski isn’t a happy man, and decided to take out some of his frustrations on Duke players. ESPN reports the longtime Blue Devils head coach (who’s recovering from back surgery) held a meeting at his house, where he told his team they were temporarily banned from the locker room (what if Duke players needs to use it?) and wearing Duke gear. The ban is the result of...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K bans Duke players from locker room, forbids them to wear Duke apparel

The Duke Blue Devils are in a slump right now, having lost three of their last four games, and head coach Mike Krzyzewski is not happy about it. And being that Coach K takes a hands-on approach to his job, rather than sitting idle, he’s taking action. He took a leave of absence last month to undergo back surgery, and the team is 2-3 since he’s been gone. So since he won’t be...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K bans players from locker room, wearing team gear

Mike Krzyzewski is disgusted with what he has seen from his team since the Duke coach took a leave of absence to undergo back surgery, and he has decided to take some drastic measures to send a message.According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Dana O’Neil, Coach K called a meeting at his house Tuesday night — the day after Duke’s 84-82 home loss to NC State — and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke coaches leave seat open for Mike Krzyzewski after his back surgery

  The Duke Blue Devils played their first game while Mike Krzyzewski is sidelined after back surgery, but the coaching staff made sure to remember him. Duke’s staff left Krzyzewski’s typical seat open during their game against Boston College. Duke coaching staff leaves Mike Krzyzewski's seat open during first game playing without... https://t.co/E6ItdcFqrA pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Don’t be too surprised Grayson Allen’s suspension lasted only one game

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was in a situation where he had to send a message. Here’s hoping it was a loud one received by Grayson Allen. Allen, who was suspended last month for repeatedly tripping opponents, was inserted right back into the starting lineup for the Blue Devils Wednesday night against Georgia Tech after missing only one-game ban. Was this really that much...
Via The Comeback
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski taking leave of absence to undergo back surgery

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will take an indefinite leave of absence due to back problems. The team announced in a statement issued Monday that Krzyzewski needs surgery to remove a fragment of a herniated disc. The timetable for recovery is roughly four weeks. Assistant coach Jeff Capel will coach the team in Krzyzewski’s absence, starting with Saturday’s game against Boston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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 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

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