Mike Krzyzewski

Career Record:1,043–32
  • 1975 - present
  • Army
  • Duke
  • 73–59 (.553)
  • 970–262

Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K) is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the head men's basketball coach at Duke University. At Duke, Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to five NCAA Championships, 12 Final Fours, 12 ACC regular season titles, and 13 ACC Tournament championships. Krzyzewski is also the coach of the United States men's national basketball team, whom he led to two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. He was the head coach of the American team that won the gold medals at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2014 FIBA World Championship. He was also an assistant coach for the 1992 "Dream Team".

Krzyzewski was a point guard at Army from 1966 to 1969 under coach Bob Knight. From 1975 to 1980, he was the head basketball coach for his alma mater. Krzyzewski has amassed a record 88 wins in NCAA tournament games, while averaging 25 wins per season. He is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2001 for his individual coaching career and in 2010 as part of the collective induction of the "Dream Team". He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 2009 (with the "Dream Team")

On November 15, 2011, Krzyzewski led Duke to a 74–69 victory over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden to become the coach with the most wins in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. Krzyzewski's 903rd victory set a new record, breaking that held by his former coach, Bob Knight. On January 25, 2015, Duke defeated St. John's, 77–68, again at Madison Square Garden, as Krzyzewski became the first Division I men's basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins. After reaching four figures in wins, Madison Square Garden honored him 11 months later by including him in "Garden 366", a photo tribute featuring a special moment from every day of the year.

  • 5× NCAA Division I Tournament (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015)
  • 12× NCAA Final Four (1986, 1988–1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2015)
  • 13× ACC Tournament (1986, 1988, 1992, 1999–2003, 2005, 2006, 2009–2011)
  • 12× ACC regular season (1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997–2001, 2004, 2006, 2010)
  • Five-time NCAA Champion - 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015
  • Four-time Olympic Gold Medal winner - 1984, 1992 (assistant coach); 2008, 2012 (head coach)
  • Two-time FIBA World Championship Gold Medal winner - 2010, 2014
  • Three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year - 1989, 1992, 1999
  • Two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee - 2001 (individual career), 2010 (with the "Dream Team")
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2006)
  • United States Olympic Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2009 - with the "Dream Team")
  • United States Military Academy Sports Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2009)
  • Two-time United States Sports Academy Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award winner - 1991, 2008
  • 13-time ACC Champion
  • Five-time ACC Coach of the Year - 1984, 1986, 1997, 1999, 2000
  • National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame inductee (class of 1991)
  • 2001: Time/CNN America's Best Coach Award
  • 2011: Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year"
  • 2013: Chicago History Museum Making History Award
  • Basketball court at Cameron Indoor Stadium named "Coach K Court"
  • Award presented at the United States Military Academy named the "Coach Krzyzewski Teaching Character Through Sports Award"
  • Inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State’s highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in 2014 in the area of sports

Krzyzewski and his family founded the Emily Krzyzewski Center, a non-profit organization in Durham, which was established in 2006 and named in honor of Krzyzewski's mother. The mission is to inspire students from kindergarten to high school to dream big, act with character and purpose, and reach their potential as leaders in their community. The Center's K to College Model serves academically-focused students in out-of-school programming designed to help them achieve in school, gain entry to college, and break the cycle of poverty in their families. Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie, have also been active for years in fundraising and support for the Duke Children's Hospital, Children's Miracle Network, the V Foundation for Cancer Research. In all of those entities they have both served as chairs and/or led major fundraising efforts. In addition, the Krzyzewskis have been major donors to Duke University in supporting a number of areas, including establishing scholarship endowments for students in North and South Carolina as well as a Duke student-athlete every year.

In 2012, Krzyzewski received the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award honoring his civic service and charitable efforts in making a significant positive impact on society. Krzyzewski participated in Troopathon 2013.

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