Krzyzewski, Mike

Krzyzewski, Mike

(Michael William Krzyzewski) (shəshĕv`skē), 1947–, American basketball coach, b. Chicago. He attended West Point (grad. 1969), where he played basketball under Bobby KnightKnight, Bobby
(Robert Montgomery Knight), 1940–, American basketball coach, b. Massillon, Ohio. A point guard at Ohio State (grad. 1962), Knight became (1963) an assistant coach at West Point and two years later was named Army's head coach.
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. After serving in the U.S. army (1969–74), he became an assistant with Knight at Indiana Univ., then returned (1975) to West Point as head coach. In 1980 he moved to Duke Univ., where "Coach K" has led the Blue Devils to five national championships (1991–92, 2001, 2010, 2015), 12 Atlantic Coast Conference season championships, and 13 ACC tournament championships. In 2011 he surpassed Knight's NCAA record of 902 victories; he passed the 1,000-win milestone in 2015. He also coached the gold-medal 2008 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, and was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2001.
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John Wooden listened for 20 minutes as Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Montgomery, Cliff Ellis and Henry Bibby showered him with praise Friday before talking about today's sixth annual John Wooden Classic at the Pond.