Each week, GoDuke.com and the Blue Devil Network will catch up with head coach Mike Krzyzewski to learn more about his thoughts on a variety of topics. This week, following another milestone becoming the all-time winningest ACC coach, Coach K discusses passing his good friend Dean Smith on the list and wanting to celebrate Smith’s accomplishments as well.
On the night of February 13, 1974, Duke held a small ceremony after defeating Virginia, 88-78, in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The ceremony was to celebrate the program’s 1,000th victory in basketball. Duke was just the sixth school to reach that milestone. It came at a dreadful time for the program – the Blue Devils were … Continue reading Coach 1K: The Journey to 1,000 Wins
Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 points and the Blue Devils (17-2) went on an 18-2 … Continue reading Coach K Earns Career Win No. 1,000
Mike Krzyzewski will accumulate 1,000 career victories in a matter of days, perhaps as early as Sunday.
It’s an astounding accomplishment — one that comes along with 40 years as a Division I head coach — and it’s impressive even to peers that have piled up hundreds and hundreds of wins themselves.
So, what’s the secret to longevity in this profession? How can coaches stick around long enough (and win enough) to get to this point? USA TODAY Sports posed these questions to some of the sport’s most successful coaches.
Need more Coach K? You can also head over to FOX Sports GO on Sunday to watch our “Coach K Cam.” We’ll have an isolated camera on Krzyzewski throughout the game Sunday, starting at 1:30. The live stream will be available unauthenticated, meaning everyone can head over to FOXSportsGo.com and enjoy the Coach K Cam regardless of their cable provider.
With head coach Mike Krzyzewski approaching his 1,000th career win, ESPN recently announced the scheduled presentation of a SportsCenter special entitled Coach K-1K. The program is set to air Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 11 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2, following Duke’s game against Miami.
The one-hour special will include a round-table discussion, with former players such as Matt Brown (Army, ’79), Jay Bilas (Duke ’86), Christian Laettner (Duke ’92), Jeff Capel (Duke ’97), Nate James (Duke ’01), Jay Williams (Duke ’02) and Jon Scheyer (Duke ’10), as well as current player Quinn Cook. A Coach K interview is also slated for the piece.
Mike Krzyzewski has coached the best basketball players on the planet, so when he hypes a player, you better listen.
All fall, Krzyzewski raved about his 6-11 freshman center, Jahlil Okafor. “There’s nobody like him,” he said back in September. He’s already acknowledged he expects Okafor’s stay in Durham to be short, and that Okafor will be among the top picks in the 2015 NBA draft.
Eight games into the season, Okafor is averaging 17.1 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game. But it’s too simple to say Okafor alone is the reason for Duke’s 8-0 start and No. 2 ranking.
Look at the rest of the Blue Devils’ star-studded freshman class — from the athleticism of Justise Winslow to the second-half play of Tyus Jones. Throw in a group of veterans, led by senior Quinn Cook, comfortable taking on different and, at times, reduced roles to benefit the team.