Mike Krzyzewski the Greatest College Coach Ever?

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski just might be the greatest college basketball coach of all-time.  At least I think so.  I played against coach K when he was playing college ball for Bobby Knight at West Point.  Krzyzewski was the Army team captain his senior year (1968-1969), leading the Black Knights to the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden.  He was the head coach of Army from 1975-1980, compiling a 73-59 record.  One year, his team went 20-8.  Krzyzewski was named the Duke head coach in 1980, and he has led the Blue Devils to four NCAA championships, 11 final fours, 12 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular season titles, and 13 ACC Tournament championships.  Coach K coached the U.S. Men’s National Basketball Team to two gold medals.  One at the 2008 and the other at the 2012 Summer Olympics.  He was also the assistant coach with the 1992 “Dream Team”.  Krzyzewski has amassed a record 79 NCAA Tornament wins and has averaged 25 wins per season. On November 15, 2011, he became the winningest coach in Division I men’s college basketball history with a win over Michigan State.  Coach K’s 903rd victory surpassed the previous record of 902, held by Knight, his mentor at West Point, .

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