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Coach K gets 1,000; Duke Wakes Up Against St. Johns as Tyus Jones Scores 22

Congratulations to Coach Mike Krzyzewski for achieving his 1,000th win against a very tough St. Johns team. Sometimes wins of a particular significance can be a unifying event for a team, Duke was in need of one. Yes Duke was coming off wins against Pitt and Louisville but still there were issues Duke had long stretches near the end of those games where they let up, they were...
Via SCACC Hoops
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

1K for Coach K

Sunday afternoon Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 1,000th game against St. John’s. He’s the first coach in D-1 history to reach this milestone. The man they call Coach K has on the Duke sideline since I was a child and it is crazy that he still is one of the best in the game if not thee best. The 40 year head coach has a career record of 1000-308, that is a crazy...
Via The Front Office News
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Whether from Duke or Team USA, players post respect for Coach K

Along with all of those victories, Mike Krzyzewski has picked up loads of respect on his way to his milestone victory on Sunday. So after Duke secured Coach K's 1,000th career win, the congratulations poured in. Some came from former Blue Devils players: Others came from those who played under Krzyzewski in international competition: And then there were other admirers who wanted...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: There’s A Congratulatory Banner For Coach K Hanging Outside Cameron Indoor at Duke

Mike Krzyzewski won his 1,000 game as a men’s college basketball coach Sunday afternoon, as Duke defeated St. John’s at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Following the victory, congratulations were abound for Coach K. His current Blue Devils’ team donned celebratory “K” hats after the victory. Former Duke players wished Krzyzewski well on Twitter.  And, of course...
Via College Spun
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Coach K, Wife Mickie Share Emotional Embrace After 1,000th Victory

There aren’t many people on this planet who can say that they’ve been there every step of the way with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski on his way to 1,000 career victories. But his wife, Mickie, who married the longtime Blue Devil on the day of his graduation from West Point back in 1969, can certainly make that claim. Sunday, after Krzyzewski’s team overcame a 10-point second...
Via College Spun
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John's 77-68

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue Devils (17-2) went on an 18-2 run down the stretch to put Krzyzewski in four figures on his first...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coach K earns his 1000th career win with victory over St. John's

Duke's coach Mike Krzyzewski earns his 1000th career win with the victory of 77-68 over St. John's.   MORE TO COME
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski earns 1,000th win with victory over St. John's

NEW YORK — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win with a 77-68 victory over St.

Krzyzewski 1,000 more a Disney movie than anything

It was all set up so perfectly for the event strategy of Mike Krzyzewski 1,000. Coach K was to become the first coach to get a grand in the very same venue in which he passed up Bobby Knight for the all-time wins record. That venue happened to be Madison Square Garden which bills itself as “the world’s most famous arena.” MSG is located in the media capital of the world, New...
Via The Sports Bank
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A Selfie From Duke Basketball’s Team Dinner In New York City

No. 5 Duke is in New York tonight in advance of tomorrow afternoon’s meeting with St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. A win over the Red Storm would give Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski his 1,000th-career victory and make him the first men’s college basketball coach to reach that plateau. Judging by this group selfie taken by junior forward Amile Jefferson, the Blue...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Marshall Plumlee Takes Army Oath, Will Join After College

Duke's Marshall Plumlee has taken the Army oath and will join the military after he's graduated from Duke.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke center Marshall Plumlee just contracted to join the US Army after graduation

Duke center Marshall Plumlee took part in a contracting ceremony Friday, putting in writing his commitment to accept a commission in the U.S. Army after graduation. [Facebook] Plumlee is a student in Duke's ROTC program and is expected to complete the program in spring 2016 after taking 2013-14 off.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s opponents “zoned out” with Blue Devils’ defensive change

Send to Kindle Credit: Duke Photography Duke’s legendary Mike Krzyzewski picked up win number 999 Monday night, a 79-65 survival against a tough Pittsburgh squad.  Once again, the bulk of Duke’s defensive game was a 2-3 zone defense.  The 67-yard-old coach is diverse and eclectic, but the shift to predominantly a 2-3 zone over the last two games from a guru known for his...
Via College Chalktalk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K’s letter to Michael Jordan when MJ says he isn’t coming to Duke

wralsportsfan.com Newsflash: Michael Jordan didn’t go to Duke.  He considered Duke, but he went to North Carolina.  On October 29, 1980, Mike Krzyzewski wrote “Mike” Jordan a letter about Jordan’s decision to eliminate Duke as an option. It’s fairly interesting, especially when you read it in Coach K’s voice. Twitter [via @darrenrovell]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K’s Tactful Letter to Michael Jordan After He Turned Down Duke

Maybe Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski had a crystal ball in October of 1980 realizing that he wouldn’t have a chance at coaching the future Dream Team if he didn’t keep his tact with the best player in the country. That player was Michael Jordan. Jordan, who rejected the Dukies, eventually committed to Dean Smith and North Carolina in April of 1981. The concession letter below...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Dick Vitale Thinks Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski Is Greatest Coach In Sports

It’s no secret that legendary ESPN analyst Dick Vitale harbors great respect for the Duke men’s basketball program and its head coach Mike Krzyzewski. In fact, Vitale doesn’t just regard Krzyzewski as the best coach in college basketball, but the top head coach in all sports, professional and amateur. Vitale first laid that claim on television during Duke’s 63-52 win over...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

20 amazing stats as Mike Krzyzewski nears 1,000 wins

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is one step from yet another milestone in his career, notching career win No. 999 on Monday with a 79-65 win over...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Jahlil Okafor Scored On An Awesome Spin Move, Reverse Layup

Jahlil Okafor is one of the most impressive players in college basketball, and against Pitt tonight, he is showing off an impressive set of post moves that show why he is the favorite to go first overall in the next NBA Draft. With a few minutes left in the first half, Okafor threw a nasty spin move on forward Ryan Luther, and finished with an excellent reverse layup. Duke leads...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils at Louisville Cardinals: Preview and Predictions

A year ago, Duke’s first trip in school history to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse created an instant classic. The same may be true of...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami's Angel Rodriguez Leads Hurricanes to Huge Upset Win Over No. 4 Duke

It was a bit if a surprise when the Duke Blue Devils lost to North Carolina State Sunday night. Reason to worry? Absolutely not! With a game at home up next--a place where Duke has not lost in 41 games--the team would get back on track then.Or would it...@SBNation/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Wolpack forward Beejay Anya throws down put back dunk in upset of Duke

The NC State Wolfpack pulled off a big upset of the #2 ranked Duke Blue Devils this past weekend and here is one of the top Wolfpack highlights from their victory….
Via The Student Section
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Will Wear Special Edition Throwback Uniforms On Jan. 17 Against Duke

#Louisville will wear special @adidas uniforms that feature a historic 1980s-inspired blend on Jan. 17 vs Duke #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/wkc4gvABZQ — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) January 2, 2015 The Louisville basketball team will be sporting some throwback uniforms on Jan. 17 when they take on the Duke Blue Devils. Below is a program release with more details. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The...
Via The Cardinal Connect
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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