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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.