MIKE KRZYZEWSKI NEWS

Mike Krzyzewski showed up to today’s Duke-Tulane game wearing an USA Basketball polo

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
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

C-J takes shot at Cal, backlash insues. Here’s our thoughts.

If you are a subscriber to the Courier-Journal then you probably woke up to a sports front-page with a photoshop of UK basketball coach, John Calipari, being depicted as a crying baby. The picture was put in to go with C-J sports columnist, Tim Sullivan’s, piece on the Coach Cal’s comments about Duke head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, using his gig as the Team USA basketball coach...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Clarifies His Stance On Krzyzewski And Boeheim Coaching Team USA

In the aftermath of Team USA’s gold medal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, some, including Yahoo! NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski and Kentucky coach John Calipari have raised some concern about the advantages given to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim in recruiting. The two hall of famers responded to the criticism, and now Calipari has taken to Twitter...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous." In his first news conference since leading the U.S. men's national team to gold in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Krzyzewski pushed back against points raised by a Yahoo! Sports column published Monday. As the head coach of the national...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim responds to Yahoo article, calls it completely 'off-base'

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned from his trip to Spain with USA Basketball and refuted a Yahoo article that portrayed the program as a propaganda piece for Duke basketball. Boeheim, sitting behind his desk at the Melo Center on Wednesday with a lunch of Pepsi and popcorn, took aim at many of the opinions stated by writer Adrian Wojnarowski, including one that head coach Mike...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he chose Mason Plumlee for Team USA

It certainly wasn't a defense and not even an explanation, but in an interview with a North Carolina newspaper, Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he chose his former center for Team USA ... and how USA Basketball only decided at the last minute to choose a select team to practice against the senior team. "We weren't even sure we were going to have a Select team for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose Could Split Starts For Team USA At FIBA World Cup

Having two of the NBA’s top point guards at his disposal might lead Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski to mix up his starting lineup a bit during the upcoming FIBA World Cup. Kyrie Irving will get the nod Tuesday night in the team’s final tuneup game, but Krzyzewski told ESPN.com that Irving and the recently rehabilitated Derrick Rose might trade off starts once tournament...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

What if ... Duke had fired Mike Krzyzewski?

Drop a pebble in the water; just a splash and it’s gone; But there’s half a hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there’s no way of telling where the end is going to be. -- James W. Foley Tom Butters won’t even pretend he knew the ripple effect he would create when, 34 years ago, he hired...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee Says He’s Not On Team USA Because Of Coach K

Mason Plumlee knows that the elephant in the room-surrounding USA Basketball is his relationship with Team USA head coach, Mike Krzyzewski.   Plumlee is a former Duke Blue Devil who just happened to beat out some good big men for his spot on the World Cup roster.  The Nets versatile and ever improving big told the New York Post that he believes his talents warrant his selection...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke lands 2015 top recruit Chase Jeter

Chase Jeter, a 6-foot-10 power forward prospect from Las Vegas, Nevada, who is ranked 13th overall in the country for the class of 2015 by ESPN, had narrowed his collegiate decision down to six schools – four of which are on the west coast. But in the end, he decided to head all the way to North Carolina to play for Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils. Jeter, after putting...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather, Mike Krzyzewski Visit Paul George In Hospital (Photos)

The USA Basketball showcase ended in a terrible way on Friday evening, as Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered a serious leg injury and had to be carried off the court in as stretcher. After the game, coach Mike Krzyzewski said that all other plans would be put on hold, and the team would seek to support its ailing teammate. Krzyzewski has been right by George’s side since...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Duke Basketball Newcomers Try On Their Blue Devils Uniforms For The First Time

Duke’s 2013-14 men’s basketball season ended quite abruptly. The Blue Devils, as a No. 3 seed, fell to No. 14 seed Mercer in the NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 78-71.  Mike Krzyzewski’s program obviously has higher hopes for the 2014-15 campaign. The Blue Devils should be a top 10 team based on the talent they return on the elite recruiting class they bring in.  Members of that...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski Would Trade Andrew Wiggins For Kevin Love With ‘Not One Second Of Hesitancy’

Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski saw Andrew Wiggins play at Kansas last season and has coached Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love at the Summer Olympics, so he’s certainly qualified to talk about two of the NBA’s biggest names involved in trade rumors this summer. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who selected Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K Says He Wouldn’t Hesitate Trading Wiggins for Love

Everyone has an opionion on wether or not the Cavs should trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.  Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave his opinion on the matter, and he’s all about Kevin Love. “There’s absolutely not one second of hesitancy. I’d trade for Kevin Love,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s not saying anything bad about any of the other youngsters. Love’s an All...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski has great response on whether he’d trade for Kevin Love

Coach K says he’d trade for Kevin Love right now Like seemingly everyone these days, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked his opinion on Kevin Love and whether he would trade for him. During an interview with John Feinstein of CBS Sports radio, Coach K gave possibly the best response yet. Krzyzewski said that he would make the trade right away without any hesitation. Via CBS Sports...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K shares his thoughts on LeBron going back to Cavs

Of all the coaches in the college basketball and NBA world, none may be better suited to discuss LeBron James’ move to Cleveland than Mike Krzyzewski. Duke’s legendary leader has coached James on Team USA during two Olympic sessions, and James’ new running mate with the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, played for Krzyzewski for one season at Duke.  Krzyzewski expects great things...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Boeheim On His Infamous Jacket Toss: “If We Can Get $14,000 (For Charity), I Might Do It At North Carolina Next Year”

The ACC Digital Network sat down for a conversation with the league’s four legendary Hall of Fame coaches: Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, and Rick Pitino. In the latest quick clip from the discussion, the coaches discuss Boeheim’s now infamous freak-out at Duke, where he stormed the court after a very questionable charge call and drew double technical fouls. In the...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Quin Snyder To Coach Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have hired Quin Snyder as their new head coach, according to Sportando.com. Both parties have agreed on a three-year deal. Snyder spent last season as the assistant coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Snyder played and coached under Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. He was also an assistant coach for the Los Angeles... The post Quin Snyder To Coach Utah Jazz appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens a future Duke Blue Devil?

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is one of the most high profile coaches on the planet, and when he finally elects to step down (he's now 67 years old) it's going to be a huge story.  With that in mind, people can't help but speculate on who his replacement might be.  ESPN's Jeff Goodman tackled the subject yesterday, listing several "likely" candidates for...
Via Celtics Life
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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