Mike Krzyzewski: LOS Classic

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This week’s Legends Of Sport Classic features a special guest from our first season, legendary basketball coach and two-time Hall of Fame inductee Mike Krzyzewski! As Duke University’s head coach from 1980 to 2022, Coach K led the Blue Devils to five national titles, 13 Final Fours, 15 ACC tournament championships, and 13 ACC regular season titles. Hear Andy and Coach K talk about his intimate recruiting process, creating a family atmosphere on all of his teams, the “one-and-done” rule, the brilliance of Coach Chuck Daly, the cultural impact of the Dream Team, his relationship with Michael Jordan, Kobe’s leadership on the Redeem Team, how Jerry Colangelo created the culture around USA Basketball, his time coaching at West Point, Bruce Springsteen, and so much more!

Other topics discussed in this episode:

5:00   The close brotherhood of Duke basketball 

9:05   Coach Chuck Daly and the 1992 Dream Team

14:41  Coaching Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant for USA Basketball

20:59  Serving as USA Basketball Head Coach from 2005-2016 and establishing the team’s culture

25:42  Friendship with Jerry Colangelo, Hall of Famer and USA Basketball Men’s National Team Managing Director

31:40  Becoming Head Coach at his alma mater, Army, and at Duke

33:42 The culture of Duke basketball

41:09  How Coach K tries to connect with his players

46:20  Coach K’s career choice if he wasn’t coaching

48:35  Bruce Springsteen’s music and legacy

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