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.
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.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will received the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award at “An Evening with the Legends of the Game” event in Washington, D.C. Sept. 24. The custom designed award will be presented by Nan Wooden, daughter of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.
Krzyzewski, one of the most highly decorated coaches of all-time, enters the 2013-14 season with NCAA records in wins (957), 30-win seasons (13) and seasons ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll (16). He is in his 34th season at Duke and is 16 wins shy of becoming the second coach in NCAA history to record 900 wins at one school. Krzyzewski has also guided the Blue Devils to four National Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010) and 11 Final Four appearances.
Worlds come together on Monday, June 17 at 10 AM ET in the first installment of #HeroesHangout when Coach K joins U.S. Army soldiers from around the world. The Google+ Hangout On Air will be moderated by CBS Sports and Pac-12 Network commentator Chris Spatola, who is a West Point grad and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. RSVP and watch the Google+ Hangout Live
USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced that Hall of Fame basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University) will return as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the 2013-16 quadrennium. Under Krzyzewski’s coaching, the USA Basketball National Team program during the three-year period between 2006 and 2008 compiled a striking 36-1 overall win-loss record, and just as importantly reestablished the USA National Team and its members as positive ambassadors for the United States and the sport.