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Coach K to Lead New Duke Children’s Hospital Program

Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, a nationally ranked pediatric academic medical center, announced the launch of Duke Children’s Community Partners, an all-inclusive giving program to benefit patients and families who rely on Duke Children’s for hope and healing. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski will serve as Duke Children’s Community Partners honorary chairman.

Duke Children’s Community Partners officially kicks off 2014 fund-raising efforts for Duke Children’s, leading up to the 20th annual MIX 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s on February 11-12, 2014. MIX 101.5 Radiothon is a lead example of community-wide fund-raising for Duke Children’s.

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Coach’s Corner: Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski

It’s no secret Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski loves his involvement with USA Basketball.

Coach K is signed on to coach the U.S. men’s basketball team through the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and once you get him talking about international basketball these days, it’s hard to get him to stop.

He’ll point out photos and show you trinkets from Beijing and London in his office. He’ll share stories featuring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. He’ll tell you coaching against international competition is one of the most rewarding experiences he’s had in his career.

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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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