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Coach K Pays Northwestern Visit After Team Snaps Skid

Northwestern coach Chris Collins admitted he wasn’t known for his defense when he played at Duke.

“So for [Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski] to be at one of my games where my team holds a team to 35 points, that means a lot to me,” ­Collins said.

Krzyzewski watched from the stands as the Wildcats limited Western Michigan to 24.4 percent shooting in a 51-35 victory Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

“It was great to see him and hear what he had to say. It was an honor to have him in the building,” said guard/forward Drew Crawford, who had 15 points and nine rebounds to help Northwestern (5-5) snap a three-game losing streak.

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Inside Basketball with Duke’s Coach K Airs Saturday

Get ready for the upcoming Duke men’s basketball campaign with the season premiere of Inside Basketball with Duke’s Coach K. The 30-minute show, produced by the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network, airs Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. on Fox Sports South.

This weekend’s show features Hall of Fame Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski previewing the 2013-14 Blue Devil team and the new fast-paced, full court attack Duke plans to utilize this season, as well as a recap of the team’s recent “Duke Elevate” trip to New York.

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Duke’s Krzyzewski Shows Leaders How to Lead

The major public threads of Mike Krzyzewski’s life – basketball, leadership, service to country – intersected briefly near the midpoint of Practice Number 20 for the 2013-14 Duke Blue Devils.

Krzyzewski strode the Cameron Indoor Stadium court the other day in a Duke blue shirt and black pants while players swirled through drills defined on a handwritten practice plan by purpose and time span. Assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Steve Wojciechowski pointed and barked; near the end of practice they would direct units wearing blue jersey tops (reserves) and white (starters) in a 12-minute scrimmage.

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