Tag:Mike Krzyzewski
Posted on: June 8, 2010 1:17 pm
 

Coach K to be featured on "Nightline"


Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be featured on ABC's "Nightline" Tuesday night.

John Berman interviews Krzyzewski.

According to a release, here's an exchange between Berman and Krzyzewski:

Berman:
You're coaching here next year?

Coach K: Yeah, I'm coaching here forever -- for as long as I coach.

Berman: What about going to the NBA?

Coach K: No, I'm not going to the NBA.

Berman: Not next year?

Coach K: Not ever.

Berman: Not ever?

Coach K: Not ever.

Berman: This is a sure statement that you are not going to the NBA ever.

Coach K: Ever.

The episode will air Tuesday night after Game 3 of the NBA Finals and late local news.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: July 24, 2009 1:04 am
Edited on: July 24, 2009 1:06 am
 

Coach K and Izzo watching the younger kids


LAS VEGAS -- I broke away from the 17-and-under events late Thursday to go see some younger prospects.

Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo apparently had the same idea -- because both were at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy evaluating Class of 2011 prospects while the majority of other high-major coaches remained focused on the Class of 2010 at various facilities around town. To put this into context, you must understand that nearly every relevant 17-and-under game here in Las Vegas is attended by five or more college head coaches, and in some cases there could be 10 or 15 watching the same court. But at this 16-and-under event on this night there were four games simultaneously being played under the same roof, and the only head coaches I saw in the building were two of the biggest names in the sport.

Their presence created quite a buzz.

Krzyzewski was watching a team from Indiana led by Class of 2011 standouts Cody Zeller and Marshall Plumlee, and if those names sound familiar, they should. Zeller is the younger brother of Luke Zeller (played at Notre Dame) and Tyler Zeller (plays at North Carolina); Plumlee is the younger brother of Miles and Mason Plumlee, both of whom play at Duke. As for Izzo, he was sitting in the front row with assistant Mark Montgomery watching a team from Michigan featuring Trey McDonald, a 6-foot-9 forward in the Class of 2011.

It should be noted that Duke and Michigan State both already have three commitments from the Class of 2010.

In other words, Krzyzewski and Izzo can afford to look ahead.
Posted on: July 7, 2009 9:41 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2009 9:42 pm
 

Source: Coach K will coach in Olympics again


AKRON, Ohio -- Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has agreed to coach Team USA in the 2012 Olympics, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

An official announcement could come in the next two weeks.

Krzyzewski led Team USA to a gold medal last summer in China.

Late Tuesday, LeBron James agreed to comment on the development here at the LeBron James Skills Academy. But  Nike Basketball Senior Director Lynn Merritt stepped in and refused to allow the reigning MVP to speak with reporters.

James was the star of Krzyzewski's first Olympic team.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 18, 2009 7:20 pm
Edited on: March 18, 2009 7:22 pm
 

Coach K thinks Obama's bracket is a waste of time

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski was asked about people not picking Duke to make the Final Four.

Here's how he responded: "Really it doesn't matter at all what anyone predicts; it's what you do. Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four. As much as I respect what he's done, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably, more than the brackets. So why would I care about that?"

Krzyzewski has been described as politically conservative.

Just thought that was worth mentioning.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 25, 2008 1:19 pm
Edited on: September 25, 2008 1:21 pm
 

Dear Gary (on Duke)

Here's Thursday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: I appreciate you showing UNLV some respect in the preseason Top 25 (and one). We have one of the best coaches in the nation in Lon Kruger and a great roster coming in. But I just have one question: Why is Duke rated so high? I have a feeling Duke is to basketball as Notre Dame is to football ... overrated.

-- Marc

Duke basketball is Notre Dame football?

Please.

You should know that the Blue Devils have won at least 26 games in 10 of the past 11 seasons and never won less than 22 in that span. So while they have missed the Sweet 16 the past two years -- after making it in nine straight -- the idea that Duke is "overrated" is just silly. I mean, Duke finished 28-6 last season and played North Carolina on the final day of the regular season with the ACC title on the line. That's undeniably strong. And four starters from that squad have returned, meaning the core of a team that went 13-3 in the ACC last season is back (and joined by McDonald's All-American Elliot Williams).

Is this Duke team flawed?

Of course.

The Blue Devils could certainly use Shelden Williams in the middle, and not having a prominent big man could be their downfall. But either way, this is a 28-win team from a major conference with four returning starters. So that leads me to believe Duke is about where it belongs, and I'll be surprised if Coach K doesn't approach another 30-win season fresh off his gold medal-earning summer.

Posted on: February 20, 2008 11:32 am
Edited on: February 20, 2008 11:32 am
 

Fifteen candidates for National Coach of the Year


Gregg Doyel wrote a column this week about the National Coach of the Year race.

His pick (at this point): Duke's Mike Krzyzewski.

That's a nice selection, assuming Roy Williams doesn't strangle Coach K before the ceremony.

And though I believe it's too early to name a winner just yet, I feel comfortable providing a list of 15 legitimate candidates.

So here is a list (presented in alphabetical order):
  • Rick Barnes (Texas)
  • Randy Bennett (Saint Mary's)
  • Mike Brey (Notre Dame)
  • Jim Calhoun (Connecticut)
  • John Calipari (Memphis)
  • Keno Davis (Drake)
  • Trent Johnson (Stanford)
  • Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)
  • Sean Miller (Xavier)
  • Matt Painter (Purdue)
  • Bruce Pearl (Tennessee)
  • Bo Ryan (Wisconsin)
  • Herb Sendek (Arizona State)
  • Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt)
  • Brad Stevens (Butler)
 
 
 
 
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