Mike Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”directed this past weekend his last game with his team, Duke, after a trajectory of 42 years. It was an 81-77 loss to the University of North Carolinain the semifinals of the championship of the NCAA,
picker of United States from 2006 to 2016, Krzyzewski He is also a three-time Olympic champion since leading ‘Team USA’ to a gold medal at the Olympic Games of 2008, 2012 and 2016. To this he adds two World Cups (2010 and 2014) with the USA team as head coach.
‘Coach K’, 75, had already announced that it was his last season. His emotion was palpable before that last game, after the broadcast of a ten-minute tribute video in which, among others, the stars of the NBA James Harden and Kevin Durant.
Krzyzewskiwho has had great players like Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum or Zion Williamson in recent years, he says goodbye with a record of 1,202 victories as a coach.
“In all his years in basketball he has impacted many lives. I feel lucky to be one of them. He is more than just a coach for me and many others,” he said. Irving.
“It has been a spectacular journey. I have had the privilege of coaching some of the best players in history thanks to this opportunity”, declared the coach.
Krzyzewski has led to Duke to 13 Final Fours and has won five titles (in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015), something that is only surpassed by the legendary UCLA coach John Woodenwho achieved with ten championships won between 1964 and 1975. In total he has achieved 1,202 victories with Duke, with an incredible winning percentage of 76.6%.
TO Krzyzewskiwho has always turned a deaf ear to the siren songs of the NBA, will succeed him in office jon shayesassistant until now and who also played for him between 2006 and 2010.
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Krzyzewski, a coach for history