Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mike Krzyzewski Breaks Coaching Record

With a 74-69 win over Michigan State last night, his 903rd career victory, Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski broke Bobby Knight's record.

Though Duke has traditionally been a nemesis for my favorite teams, St. John's and North Carolina, I can't help but respect Coach K's fundamentally flawless style of play. In high school, I managed a volleyball team for a coach like Knight, whose demanding act didn't let many see his core decency. I loved him the way Krzyzewski loves Knight, but Coach K is arguably more admirable than Knight in driving his players to the same excellence without Knight's tempestuous temperament.

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