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How Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski mastered college basketball’s one-and-done era

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski built a championship program his way. To sustain it after more than three decades, he took nearly the opposite path.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019

Top 25 rewind: Blue Devils regroup from wild week as Gonzaga looks to be No. 1

There isn’t much Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski hasn’t encountered in a Hall of Fame career featuring more than 1,100 wins and five national championships. The past week offered something new.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Duke overcomes tenacious Portland State 99-81

Trevon Duval had 22 points and top-ranked Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over the surprisingly tenacious Portland State Vikings on Thursday in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament.


Top 25 Capsules: Mike Krzyzewski earns 1,000th win at Duke

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski became the first men’s Division I coach to win 1,000 games at one school Saturday night when his top-ranked Blue Devils beat Utah Valley 99-69 behind 24 …


Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery.


After injuries and roster changes, Coach K looks ahead to Duke’s next season

The last 13 months saw far too many surgeries for Duke basketball to be at its best.


Coach K returns, No. 21 Duke beats Pitt 72-64

Grayson Allen scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, and No. 21 Duke beat Pittsburgh 72-64 on Saturday in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s return after a four-week break …


Coach K says he is returning to coach Duke Saturday vs. Pitt

Mike Krzyzewski says he is returning this weekend to coach his Duke Blue Devils. The Hall of Fame coach made the announcement Thursday night on his weekly radio show that …


Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski takes leave to have back surgery

Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery.


Carmelo Anthony: Team must move on after reports of brothel visit

Carmelo Anthony says his U.S. men’s basketball teammates need to accept responsibility and move on after reports that three players visited a legal brothel in Rio de Janeiro.


U.S. hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there’s plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the …


USA basketball team opens camp in Las Vegas

Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the team opened camp at UNLV with just two players back from the 2012 national team …


U.S. men will open against China after Olympic basketball draw

The U.S. will open the Olympics against China and also will face Venezuela and Australia after being drawn Friday into what appears to be the easier men’s basketball group.


John Drescher: When Dean, Jimmy V and Coach K ruled Tobacco Road

John Feinstein, former Washington Post college basketball writer and the author of 25 nonfiction books, recounts that and many other Tobacco Road battles in his new book, “The Legends Club: …


With Krzyzewski back, Duke looks to return to being Duke

For the Blue Devils, the first step is getting Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski back on the bench after he missed a game due to illness.


Popovich to coach US Olympic basketball team after Coach K

Gregg Popovich, who has led the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA titles, will replace Mike Krzyzewski as the U.S. basketball coach following the 2016 Olympics.


Winslow a handful for Blue Devils’ opponents

HOUSTON – In November, 2013, shortly after making their own college decisions, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones helped convince Justise Winslow to depart Houston for Duke University. Winslow has brought …


Couch Slouch says numbers-crunching gives edge to Gregg Popovich over Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich each recently reached lofty plateaus – Coach K became the first Division I men’s basketball coach to record 1,000 career victories, “Pop” became the ninth …


Coach K vs. Pop: Chad chooses gray guy

Arguably, Mike Krzyzewski is the best college coach of his generation and Gregg Popovich is the best pro coach of his generation. But who is better?


Krzyzewski first to 1,000 victories after win at MSG

NEW YORK – Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past …


Krzyzewski eyes 1,000

Mike Krzyzewski is on the verge of yet another coaching milestone. The Duke coach will become the first men’s coach in Division I history with 1,000 wins on Sunday if …


Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was “an honor for us to have him in our program.” In …


Coach K’s Olympic task nearly completed

LONDON – Mike Krzyzewski’s job is nearly finished. Seven years after taking over a U.S. team that had been stripped of its power and grip on Olympic basketball, Krzyzewski is …


Krzyzewski passes Knight for most wins

NEW YORK – Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach. The man known simply as “Coach K” became Division I’s winningest coach when …