Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski Announces Retirement

Goodbye, Duke… Hello, NBA.

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire

He may be the greatest college basketball coach not named John Wooden; at worst he is the only coach in the modern era who can rightfully be mentioned in the same breath.  The numbers speak for themselves:

  • Nearly 800 wins
  • 12 ACC Championships
  • 18 Sweet 16 Appearances
  • 11 Elite 8 Appearances
  • 11 Final Four Appearances
  • 4 National Championships

     He has coached dozens of all americans and NBA players.  And he has run a squeaky clean program from day one.  But sadly for Duke Blue Devils fans, the Mike Krzyzewski era has come to an end with their epic NCAA Championship to conclude the 2010 college basketball season.

     While no formal announcement has been made to date, Coach K is expected to coach the NBA’s New Jersey Nets in the 2010-2011 season, at an estimated $20 million per year.

     Many successful college basketball coaches have tried unsuccessfully to make the jump to the NBA, but few have succeeded.  The transition from college kids to pampered NBA stars tends to be a hard one.  But weather or not he is successful, the man’s legacy is secure.  Coach Mike Krzyzewski will go down as one of the best ever.

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15 Comments
  1. Posted April 7, 2010 at 12:16 am

    its a good share

  2. Posted April 7, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for that

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    Posted April 7, 2010 at 4:26 am

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  4. Posted April 7, 2010 at 4:57 am

    GOOD STUFF

  5. berford
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    “But whether (not weather! geesh!) or not he is successful,…”

  6. Posted April 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Phil Jackson doesn’t even get paid that much. Imagine he actually did go to the NBA, though?

    I doubt his legacy would be remembered for what he did in college basketball. It’s really about how it gets done at the pro-level.

    In that sense, I’m keeping my eye on Pete Carrol in Seattle. He’ll ruin his legacy if he can’t get it done there.

    Though he’s a better pick than someone like, oh say, Lane Kiffin.

  7. Posted April 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Is the NBA ready for teamwork?

  8. Posted April 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Why would he give up a stellar College coaching career at Duke to coach bottom feeders New Jersey. This all crap. Just like the rest of your work.

  9. Posted April 11, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Excellent reporting

  10. Posted April 11, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Gj

  11. Posted April 11, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I hope coach K makes his mind coaching in NBA.

  12. Posted April 11, 2010 at 9:34 am

    it’s really good

  13. Posted April 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Good Post

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    Should just retire with what he’s got…

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