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.
As one of the most successful and well-respected coaches in college basketball history, Mike Krzyzewski, better known as Coach K, has a resume that speaks for itself. From his four NCAA titles as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils to the USA Basketball Team whom he guided to a Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Coach K knows the game better than most. More importantly, as a coach he knows the players, and while at the World Basketball Festival, he shared his thoughts on Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls.
This week’s Monday Memory Lane pays tribute to the 2010 NCAA Champion Duke Blue Devils. Seven years ago in March a guy in a Duke uniform made an appearance on the cover of Eastbay. After winning the Championship this year, Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski has now collected four national titles with the Dukies (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010). He is one of the more well-respected coaches of all-time.
Page 2 of this catalog was the Jordan page. At the bottom was the last Air Jordan that Michael wore on the court, the Air Jordan XVIII. Page 9 was all DADA. Back when Chris Webber was with the brand and they went patriotic with the American Flag colorway.
Page 19 features the Eastbay Exclusive Air Jordan IX cleat as well as the cleat Griffey wore at that time. Page 35 had the customizable old school throwback jerseys that you could only customize at Eastbay. That Astros jersey is such a classic.
Check back next week as we’ll dive deep into the Eastbay Archive and travel back to the ’80s!