- With a 74-69 victory over Michigan State on Tuesday, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski became the all-time wins leader for a coach in Division I men’s college basketball history passing his mentor Bob Knight with 903 victories. While the hatred for Coach K and all current and former Blue Devils players runs high, this remarkable feat is quite the accomplishment and deserves to be recognized. The significance of this record shows the success Coach K has sustained over a long period of time. Over the years as the style of play has changed in the college game, Coach K has adapted, but in the process has stayed true to his principles and preached loyalty. The debate of whether this now makes Coach K the greatest coach is all based upon opinion. There’s no question that he is considered one of the top coaches in history, but some will argue that John Wooden winning 10 national titles at UCLA makes the Wizard of Westwood the best. For now, let’s appreciate the accomplishment. It’s not very often a record of this magnitude is achieved. Something that can’t be ignored is the fact Coach K won the correct way and doesn’t have any major violations hanging over his head. When players play for Duke they are expected to give their best effort and in return they were rewarded of being a part of history. Watching the game against the Spartans and seeing the ESPN cameras scanning the crowd and seeing so many former Blue Devils was impressive to say the least. For Coach K, he had to be excited not only to get the record, but to do so with so many of his former players there to witness it. Congratulations again Coach K!
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