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Coach K, ACC leaders working towards common goal

Posted May 17

— Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and other ACC coaches are working together for common goals. Four hall of fame coaches are in the ACC. Three of them were in one room Tuesday sharing ideas.

"It’s a great spirit of cooperation," Krzyzewski said. "From the time that I got here as a rookie that’s what Dean (Smith) did and Terry Holland did. What’s good for the league?"

Without getting into specifics, Krzyzyewski did allow WRAL a glimpse of what is on the table to discuss amongst themselves, the ACC and their media partners.

"We have some new places to go to with the (ACC) channel, the 20-game schedule," Krzyzewski said. "What’s our game plan for that and for the coaches to have an input into that as to when we schedule, how do we fit in games?"

With the linear launch of the ACC Network in 2019, Coach K feels some of their ideas will be implemented.

"I think they’ll listen to this because it makes sense and it comes before something," Krzyzewski said. "It’s not a matter of us changing something or complaining. It comes from a place of being proactive."

Fifteen different voices from 15 different schools, joining forces for common goals.

"It’s about us winning not one individual school winning," Krzyzewski said. "We’ll worry about that when we get on the court. Off the court we should work in concert so that we have the best environment to succeed in."

That was evident during a Tuesday break at the ACC meetings. Three days prior, star forward Jordan Tucker chose Duke over Syracuse. Tuesday, Krzyzewski and long-time friend Jim Boeheim sat together at a table for two and enjoyed lunch together.

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