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Duke legends Jon Scheyer, Chris Collins getting H.S. numbers retired

Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins will receive the extreme honor of having his high school jersey No. 20 retired by Glenbrook North High School this Friday evening. Collins (class of 1992) is being honored alongside fellow GBN grad and current Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer (class of 2006) who is also having his No. 23 jersey retired, the first jerseys to...
Via The Sports Bank
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Robinson's son to walk-on at Duke next year

Walk-on announcements aren’t often worthy of news stories, but when that walk-on is the son of an NBA Hall of Famer, it changes things a bit. Justin Robinson, son of San Antonio Spurs and Navy legend David Robinson, has committed as a prefer walk-on to play for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke beginning next season. Justin Robinson, son of Hall of Famer David Robinson, will attend Duke...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 Duke shakes off sluggish performance for unsatisfying win

DURHAM, N.C. -- For No. 2 Duke (9-0), just like for No. 1 Kentucky and all of the top teams in college basketball, their opponent is a pretty formidable one, and especially this time of year. It's themselves. Even Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose military background has always seeped down to his team in terms of their discipline and grit, has to fight it. Duke's last game was...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquette's lack of height to be tested against rival Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE -- Steve Wojciechowski can count on his hand the number of times he's not felt better about whatever it was that was on his mind following a conversation with Mike Krzyzewski. But Thursday morning, the first-year Marquette coach walked away from a phone call with his mentor shaking his head. Although Krzyzewski just led No. 4 Duke to an 80-70 road victory over Wisconsin...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Asst. Jon Scheyer is the next Chris Collins

Tonight, both Jon Scheyer and Chris Collins will be manning the baseline in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. They do it on the two B1G campuses that are the closest to each other of any pair in the entire league. #Duke tips off at #2 Wisconsin about 20 minutes after Northwestern hosts Georgia Tech. Northbrook, IL native Jon Scheyer is one of the most polarizing players in college basketball...
Via The Sports Bank
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 4 Duke shakes pesky Army team

DURHAM, N.C. -- Army (5-1) gave No. 4 Duke (7-0) all it could handle on Sunday, but ultimately the Blue Devils were more talented than the Black Knights and won by a final of 93-73. Still, it was an opponent that pushed Duke as much as any non-name opponent has this year, and it was a very good experience for the young Blue Devils.   Three-Point Take 1. Mike Krzyzewski is 39 years...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford-Duke Preview

A classic matchup between the student and the mentor is on tap Saturday night in Brooklyn. It's not exactly something that Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski are looking forward to. Dawkins will face the man who he played for and coached under for the first time when his Cardinal try to upset the fourth-ranked Blue Devils in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Lists Duke’s Returning Starters As Willie Cauley Stein, Harrison Twins, Dakari Johnson

Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke team is as talented as its ever been, with star freshmen like Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Grayson Allen, as well as veterans Amile Jefferson and Quinn Cook on the roster. One of the only teams in the country that may be more talented from top to bottom is John Calipari’s Kentucky team. Clearly someone at ESPN got the two blue blood programs mixed...
Via College Spun
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski expects Jahlil Okafor to go pro after this season

The 2014-15 college basketball season hasn’t even started yet, but Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski already knows that it will be the only season that star freshman big man Jahlil Okafor will spend in Durham. In a speech to the Durham Sports Club today, Coach K said that he thinks the preseason All-American will have a great freshman year, then he’ll leave for the NBA Draft. Coach...
Via College Spun
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski Expects Jahlil Okafor To Leave Duke After Freshman Season

Mike Krzyzewski does not expect Jahlil Okafor to stay at Duke beyond his freshman season. "We'll have him this year and he'll be one of the top picks," said Krzyzewski. Okafor is currently projected as the top overall pick by DraftExpress.
Via RealGM
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Releases Cool Instagram Video Of All Of Its Sports Illustrated Covers Over The Years

Year in and year out, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has the Blue Devils in the conversation as a national title contender. The 2014-2015 season is no different, as the team has already landed one of the five Sports Illustrated college basketball preview edition covers. Jahlil Okafor, who is supposed to be a freshman sensation, is the player featured. Tuesday, after SI unveiled...
Via College Spun
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski Rips President Obama’s Coaching Strategy On Attacking ISIS (Video)

Before everyone gets in an uproar, Mike Krzyzewski served in the military and graduated college from West Point. The Duke head coach gave his opinion on  President Obama’s strategy on attacking ISIS via the Daily Beast. “I know it’s upsetting to many of you when you hear ‘no boots on the ground.’ It upsets me too, because that’s like saying I’m not going to play...
Via Thacover2
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K: President Obama Using Bad Coaching Strategy Against ISIS (Video)

Mike Krzyzewski served in the military and graduated college from Army. It makes sense that he would have opinions on political war matters. Here is what he said about President Obama’s strategy on attacking ISIS via the Daily Beast. “I know it’s upsetting to many of you when you hear ‘no boots on the ground.’ It upsets me too, because that’s like saying I’m not going...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Asst. Jon Scheyer is the next Chris Collins

Northbrook, IL native Jon Scheyer is one of the most polarizing players in college basketball history. One of the the star players on Duke’s 2010 National Championship team, he’s now an assistant on Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s bench at Duke. He could follow in the footsteps of Northwestern Coach Chris Colllins by becoming a lead assistant, and then, down the line taking a head...
Via The Sports Bank
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Defining the Season: Jahlil Okafor

Not too long ago, head coach Mike Krzyzewski welcomed the latest in his long of top recruits to attend Duke. This particular freshman was considered one of the best in the country, a surefire one-and-done player who was merely making a pit stop in college along his route from Chicago to the NBA. He was a gifted frontcourt player who could score in his sleep. There were, however...
Via The Sports Post
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Mike Krzyzewski Awarded The Marshall Medal By The Association Of The U.S. Army

Few people can claim to have a list of awards that stacks up with Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, between his four NCAA Championships, three Naismith Coach of the Year awards, and two Olympic gold medals. Today, however, Coach K received an award that may trump them all: the George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest honor awarded by the Association of the United States...
Via College Spun
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wojo mojo: Coach K's right-hand man getting it right at Marquette

MILWAUKEE – Steve Wojciechowski is no Mike Krzyzewski. Please, please, please – don’t expect him to be a carbon copy of the legendary Duke coach he played under for four years and has been an assistant coach under for the past 15. He is not one who waxes philosophical in interviews like Coach K, instead just sticking to the facts. He is not the wise, respected coach emeritus...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke's slow motion dunk contest is cool

When you think about a Mike Krzyzewski ran practice, a dunk contest probably isn’t what you envision. Yesterday was an exception, however. During Duke’s first day of practice, Coach K allowed his guys to have some fun. Freshmen Justice Winslow and Grayson Allen were a couple of the guys featured. Junior Marshall Plumlee displayed his athletic ability as well.
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K at Duke football game with USA Basketball shirt on

Let’s start with the things we already know: Mike Krzyzewski is the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team. Mike Krzyzewski is the head coach is the head of the USA Basketball team. Recently, there have been questions about whether or not Krzyzewski is using Team USA as a showcase for himself and the Duke program. Krzyzewski thinks that it’s utterly ridiculous...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski: Coaching US is no unfair edge at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke. Krzyzewski met with media in Durham Thursday for the first time since leading the Americans to the gold medal at the Basketball World Cup in Spain. He fired back at critics who have suggested he uses his connections to the U.S. team for self-serving reasons...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski: ‘It’s utterly ridiculous’ to say that USA Basketball is a showcase for he and Duke

On Monday, Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski pulled no punches when discussed who he believed was really gaining anything from USA Basketball. Wojnarowski argued that the NBA should’ve already pulled its NBA stars from international competition and only Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke program are benefiting from having NBA stars win Gold in every tournament. Of course, this was the topic...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Calipari: Duke benefits from Coach K coaching Team USA

Mike Krzyzewski, perhaps the greatest coach in the history of college basketball, has also been a major reason why Team USA has regained its stronghold on the international basketball circuit, helping lead the Americans to three consecutive world championships.  Following Team USA’s most recent FIBA World Cup title, though, Krzyzewski, thanks mostly to a scathing column written...
Via College Spun
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski argues that USA Basketball is just a showcase for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke

While you were knee deep in NFL football games on Sunday, the US team won the gold in the FIBA World Cup. The players involved celebrated the win, but many of us did not care to watch any of it. So that prompted Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski to ask a very interesting question: who is truly benefiting from NBA players risking injury to play for the US team? In Wojnarowski’s mind...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Get your calendars: ACC releases 2014-15 basketball schedule

  Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's first chance at career victory No. 1,000 could come at Atlantic Coast Conference newcomer Louisville in January. The ACC released its composite men's basketball schedule Wednesday. Krzyzewski enters this season with 983 career wins. Duke's 17th game is a trip to Louisville on Jan. 17. The Blue Devils' rivalry games with North Carolina are Feb. 18 in...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC releases 2014-15 basketball schedule

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's first chance at career victory No. 1,000 could come at Atlantic Coast Conference newcomer Louisville in January. The ACC released its composite men's basketball schedule Wednesday. Krzyzewski enters this season with 983 career wins. Duke's 17th game is a trip to Louisville on Jan. 17. The Blue Devils' rivalry games with North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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