Mike Krzyzewski – Blue Collar Blue Devil



Since 1980, Mike Krzyzewski has coached Duke Basketball to five NCAA championships, twelve Final Fours, and more wins then any college coach in basketball history. But Mike is more then a legendary coach, he is a teacher and a mentor to young student athletes hoping to take their talents to the next level. From his humble beginnings in a blue collar Polish neighborhood of Chicago, Coach K learned the value of hard work and education from his working class parents who were determined to give their children the best education they could provide. When a young Bob Knight offered him a scholarship to play basketball at Army, he jumped at the chance. There he learned Coach Knight’s West Coast Offense that ultimately morphed into the Motion Offense that Mike brought with him to Duke. Even after breaking almost every coaching record there is, Mike is still just as hungry to win and mold his young men into not just NBA talent, but exceptional people with great values. We sat down with Mike this week at The Wynn in Las Vegas to discuss his time as head coach of USA Basketball, stories from the 1992 Dream Team, the state of the current NCAA basketball system and so much more. Hear it all on this week’s episode of Legends Of Sport.


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