LOOK: Unfamiliar photos of Mike Krzyzewski through the years
Coach K goes for win No. 1K on Sunday. In honor of that, let's look at one of the most famous coaches ever -- in photos you probably haven't seen.
In honor of career win No. 1,000 being right around the corner for Mike Krzyzewski, we wanted to look back at the man through the perspective of some little-seen photos. There are plenty of shots of Coach K from over the years that you've seen.
But it's always fun take a look at new angles. It's a new way of showing the story of someone who's already had practically everything said and written about him.
Here is Krzyzewski in many ways that you've never seen him before.
Getting his diploma at West Point in 1969. (Army Athletics)
With the United States Army's travel team in 1971. Krzyzewski is at far left. It's amazing how little he's aged -- and how he's never really changed his hairstyle. (Duke Athletics)
K and current Temple coach Fran Dunphy in 1971, in Greece. I recently wrote a big story behind this photo and the two's relationship. Love this picture; it's like they're posing for a rock-band photoshoot. (Photo via Jim Oxley)
Early days of love for young Mickie and Mike Krzyzewski. (Duke Athletics)
Krzyzewski calls timeout during his Early days at West Point. Fairly packed crowd, and notice the cheerleaders in the background. (Duke Athletics)
This is from Mike Krzyzewski's first press conference in 1980, on March 18. He was 33. (Duke Athletics)
The official team picture for Krzyzewski's first Duke squad, the 1980-81 Blue Devils. Notice: just 11 in uniform. And the woman on the far right is manager Liz Cozart. How often do we see female managers these days? (Duke Athletics)
One of Duke's first practices under K in 1980. (Duke Athletics)
The humble Duke locker room in 1983. Look to the left and you'll moppy-haired, current ESPN analyst Jay Bilas. (Duke Athletics)
Johnny Dawkins and Mike Krzyzewski in the mid 1980s. (Duke Athletics)
It's 1987, and this is former Duke star/current Harvard coach Tommy Amaker celebrating a win with Krzyzewski. (Duke Athletics)
En route to his first championship: Mike Krzyzewski finishes cutting the net inside the Detroit's Silverdome, which hosted that year's Midwest Regional. (Getty Images.)
The 1992 Dream Team coaching staff, from left: Lenny Wilkens, Chuck Daly, Mike Krzyzewski and P.J. Carlesimo. Here they are prior to the Opening Ceremonies on July 25, 1992, at Estadi Olimpic de Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain. So happy this photo exists. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Krzyzewski with his wife, Mickie, and daughters Debbie, Lindy and Jamie in 1991. (Duke Athletics)
With his daughters, Debbie and Lindy, in the 1990s. (Duke Athletics)
On the recruiting trail in 1998. (Getty Images)
The classic/hated-by-so-many floor slap. How often do we see K doing it? Here he is in 2005 -- in a home game vs. UNC -- smacking the hardwood with renowned floor-slapping former Duke assistant/player Steve Wojciechowski. (Getty Images)
It's Coach K in fatigues -- well after his West point years. Here he is in 2006, while coaching Team USA Basketball. Also in the photo, at left, is Jerry Colangelo, and that's Nate McMillan just at left of Krzyzewski. They're at the Yongsan Army Base Seoul, South Korea. (NBAE via Getty Images)
Duke-UNC, 2007. (Getty Images)
Beloved Maui Invitational photoshoot in 2011. (USATSI)
Krzyzewski is greeted by adorers after walking off the court and winning the 2011 ACC tourney. (USATSI)
K and Kobe, 2012. Olympics. (USATSI)
The Duke staff in 2012. (USATSI)
Krzyzewski has berated and dressed down more officials maybe than any college coach in history. Here he argues a call in a 2013 game against Virginia. (USATSI)
The sneaker look -- for Coaches vs. Cancer awareness -- is a good one. This is from 2014, against Florida State. (USATSI)
USATSI Jabari Parker.
Finally, Krzyzewski in 2014, embracing Jabari Parker. (USATSI)
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