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...
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1 day 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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

US FIBA World Cup Roster Announced

Mike Krzyzewski has announced the United States roster for the FIBA World Cup.  Here’s the final 12-man roster: Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors) Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) James Harden (Houston Rockets) Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets) DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drummond on Team USA roster cuts: ‘I don’t plan on going home’

Team USA’s first exhibition game tonight against Brazil is a big moment for Andre Drummond and he admitted Friday that he’ll enter the game with a sense of the import hanging over him. But it won’t be his last moment. With the horrific leg injury that will cost Paul George his season, followed by Kevin Durant’s withdrawal from competition and finally an injury scare during...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA Cancels Aug. 27 Appearance In Senegal Due To Ebola Concerns

USA Basketball has canceled its all-day trip to Senegal that was scheduled for Aug. 27 due to a record outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The senior men's national team, led by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, had been scheduled to make its first visit to Africa on Aug. 27 for an all-day procession of clinics, tours and receptions in Dakar. "I speak for all at...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Coach K’s 9 Grandchildren Dump Ice Water On His Head For Charity

By now, you’ve definitely seen at least one of your Facebook friends post a video of themselves doing the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” – aka, pouring ice water on their head – and then nominating a bunch of friends to either do the same or donate to charities dedicated to fighting the terrible disease. But you probably haven’t seen the best college basketball coach in the...
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13 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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14 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  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: "Not one second of hesitancy, I'd trade (Wiggins) for Kevin Love"

In an interview with John Feinstein on CBS Sports radio, Duke and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski broke down what he would do in the Cleveland Cavaliers' position of trying to decide whether to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. The verdict? He'd trade for Love. Click here to listen to the audio. "There's absolutely not one second of hesitancy. I'd trade...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Winston circus brings drama to typically low-key ACC media days

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference is used to dealing with some of the best basketball players and coaches the sport has ever seen, but never before has the conference seen the likes of Jameis Winston on the football side of things. Winston's type of celebrity and infamy caused conference officials to alter the normal setup at the annual ACC Kickoff preseason media...
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July 20, 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...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K expects change in Durham next season

Coach K is expecting change.  Of course, he's not just talking about losing his top two scorers and his associate head coach.  Mike Krzyzewski is referring to his team's ability to adapt. “We are going to change the way we do a few things or how we run a practice, how we do our game preparation,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s been a very busy spring adapting to the...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens Given 6-1 Odds To Replace Mike Krzyzewski As Duke Coach

Almost from the day Brad Stevens was hired to coach the Boston Celtics, there have been rumblings that Causeway Street is only a pit stop en route to another historic program. ESPN.com has given Stevens 6-1 odds to replace Duke coach Mike Krzyzsewski once the legendary “Coach K” retires. Although Krzyzewski’s retirement is not believed to be imminent, Stevens has long been...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach K: Chris Mullin the recruit 'who got away'

Mike Krzyzewski has recruited some of the top high school players in the country during his tenure at Duke. From Grant Hill to Jay Williams to Jahlil Okafor, a long line of heralded prospects have joined the Blue Devils. Of course, Kryzyzewski has had his share of recruiting misses, too. Answering an array of rapid-fire questions on Thursday’s episode of SI Now, the Duke coach...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski, Pitino, Calipari, Self Earn College Basketball's Highest Salaries

Mike Krzyzewski is the highest paid head coach in college basketball, making a salary of nearly $10 million per season. Mike Krzyzewski $9,682,032 (Duke) Rick Pitino $5,758,338 (Louisville) John Calipari $5,511,381 (Kentucky) Bill Self $4,960,763 (Kansas) Billy Donovan $3,905,964 (Florida) Tom Izzo $3,893,954 (Michigan State) Steve Alford $3,473,973 (UCLA) Thad Matta $3,282,000 ...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: L.A. “made their usual run at Mike Krzyzewski,” according to report

If you’re a pretty good basketball coach, there’s a decent chance the Los Angeles Lakers will reach out to you over the next few weeks. After Mike D’Antoni resigned last week, a plethora of candidates have been linked to the Lakers’ head coaching position, including a number top college coaches. Last night, North Carolina’s Roy Williams was mentioned as someone who’s...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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