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Coach K Hosts USA Basketball Special Aug. 4 on SiriusXM

Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of USA Men’s National Team and Duke Blue Devils, will preview 2014 USA Tour and FIBA World CupListeners will also hear from assistant coaches Jim Boeheim, Monty Williams and Tom Thibodeau, as well as players Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis

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‘Coach K’ Proud Recipient of Lincoln Award

“Coach K” was in town to accept the Order of Lincoln Award at the Art Institute of Chicago from Gov. Pat Quinn. The Lincoln Award is the state’s highest and is presented to ”those from Illinois who have brought honor to the state with their achievements.”

Krzyzewski has helped mold some of the brightest basketball stars in the city’s recent history. He addressed Derrick Rose, the Simeon product who hopes to play for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics; Jabari Parker, a likely top-3 NBA draft pick from Simeon who’s leaving Duke after one season; and Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young’s consensus No. 1 high school player in the country who will play for the Blue Devils in 2014-15.

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Coach K Reaches Milestone

At this point Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has reached just about every coaching milestone there is, but Saturday afternoon’s 78-56 win over Florida brought yet another, as Coach K won his 900th game at Duke. In doing so, Krzyzewski became only the second coach in NCAA Division I history to record 900 wins at one school, joining Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim who has racked up all 937 of his wins with the Orange.

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