Coach K embraces his career-long mentor, Bob Knight.

words // Luis Sanchez

After coaching for over 36 years at the college level, things have finally come full circle for the legendary Coach K. Mike Kryzewski, men’s basketball head coach at Duke since 1980, captured the Division I men’s wins record with his 903rd career victory last night in Madison Square garden. With his career-long mentor Bob Knight in attendance, Coach K became Division I’s most winningest coach after his Duke Blue Devils took down Michigan State 74-69.

The record-setting victory was the 903rd of Kryzewski’s eventful career, one that is certainly far from over. By far one of the greatest college basketball head coaches of all time, many expect the Blue Devils’ legendary leader to put the Division I men’s win record out of reach.

Enjoy a look at Coach K’s record-setting victory below, as part of Eastbay’s latest NCAA Watch.

Photos courtesy of Yahoo.

Ryan Kelly of the Duke Blue Devils handles a loose ball in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011.

Mason Plumlee drives in the “Taxi” Retro 12 Jordan basketball shoes.

Travis Trice looks for the open man in the Nike Hyperdunk 2011.

Seth Curry of the Duke Blue Devils defends in the Jordan CP3.IV.

Tyler Thornton hit the court in the recently released colorway of the Air Jordan Retro 11 Low.

Austin Rivers went all out in the “Cool Grey” Air Jordan Retro 11.

Draymond Green dives for the loose ball in the Nike Air Max Soldier V.

Jordan Brand athletes Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul were in attendance for Coach K’s historic victory.

The Duke Blue Devils hit the court in a variety of both Nike Basketball shoes and Jordan Shoes.