Meet Coach K

It does not take long for a conversation about the highest levels of success in the basketball world to turn to the name Krzyzewski. In 42 seasons at Duke, Mike Krzyzewski – a Naismith Hall of Fame coach, five-time national champion and NCAA record 13-time Final Four participant – built a dynasty that few programs in the history of the game can match.

No coach in Division I men’s basketball history won more games than Coach K’s 1,202.

Announcing his retirement in June 2021 ahead of his 42nd season at Duke, and 47th overall as a head coach at both Duke and Army West Point, Krzyzewski finished his career with a 1,202-368 record as a head coach, including a 1,129-309 mark at Duke.

The numbers that illustrated Coach K’s career are simply staggering:

  • Five national championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015)
  • Six gold medals as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team
  • Nine National Players of the Year (11 honors)
  • Six National Defensive Players of the Year (nine honors)
  • 10 consecutive top-10 AP poll finishes (1997-06)
  • 12 National Coach of the Year honors (eight seasons)
  • 13 Final Four appearances (most in NCAA history)
  • 14 ACC regular season championships
  • 15 ACC Tournament championships (most in league history)
  • 28 NBA Lottery picks (most in Draft history)
  • 36 NCAA Tournament bids (most by one coach)
  • 38 All-America selections (52 honors)
  • 69 ACC Tournament wins (most in league history)
  • 68 NBA Draft selections, including 42 first-round picks
  • 101 NCAA Tournament wins (most in NCAA history)
  • 127 weeks ranked No. 1 in the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
  • 535 ACC wins (most in league history)
  • 575 weeks ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
  • 668 weeks ranked in the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
  • 1,129 victories at Duke (most in NCAA history at one school)
  • 1,202 career wins (most in NCAA history)
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