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Duke's Krzyzewski to be honored with Wooden leadership award

Posted August 13, 2013

Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils directs his team against the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. Duke defeated Michigan State 71-61. (Photo by Lance King)

— Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will receive the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award, an annual honor given in memory of legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.

Krzyzewski, the all-time NCAA leader in wins (957), will be presented with the award Sept. 24 at "An Evening with the Legends of the Game" event in Washington, D.C.

The 66-year-old Krzyzewski is in his 34th season at Duke and is 16 wins shy of becoming the second coach in NCAA history to record 900 wins at one school. He has posted 13 30-win seasons, led the Blue Devils to 11 Final Four appearances and won four national championships (1991, 1992, 1001, 2010).

Krzyzewski has also led Team USA to four international gold medals including two Olympic golds in three stints as the head coach.

“Coach K represents exactly what the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award is all about,” said executive director Bob Geoghan, “whether coaching the Blue Devils or Team USA, he is a passionate and inspires his teams to win.”

Krzyzewski becomes the second winner of the award, following Kentucky head coach John Calipari just a season ago.

Former Duke standouts Tommy Amaker and Grant Hill, as well as, Phil Chenier and Paul "Red" Jenkins will be inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the ceremonies.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again03 Aug 13, 1:31 p.m.

    Now THIS is an honor that is deserved. :)

  • kmorcomeback2 Aug 13, 1:32 p.m.

    The greatest coach and man any of us will ever see in sports.....congrats Coach K on always being the best on and off the court.

  • dwntwnboy2 Aug 13, 1:32 p.m.

    Although a die-hard UNC fan, there is no denying the man knows how to coach! Great to see both Dean and Coach K being honored this fall with awards for their work. Great days for both schools and for the ACC. They set the bar pretty high between the two of them.

  • wu Aug 13, 1:33 p.m.

    Big deal

  • wu Aug 13, 1:34 p.m.

    So what

  • baldchip Aug 13, 1:34 p.m.

    What an honor to a great man!! Congrats coach!!!

    You have represented the Duke, the ACC and America with great skill, passion, and honor. What a roll model for other coaches!!

    We are blessed to have you in the RTP.

    PS: would you please take it easy on my boys from State?? Please??

  • Gunnstigator Aug 13, 1:39 p.m.

    Congrats to Coach K - very well deserved award.

  • BlueDevils00 Aug 13, 1:39 p.m.

    Congrats Coach K -- the best of all time!

  • Rollin Like PDoobie Aug 13, 1:40 p.m.

    Congrats to Coach K....class act! Now, can some explain to me why John Calipari was the first to receive this award, ahead of Coach K? SMH

  • Rollin Like PDoobie Aug 13, 1:46 p.m.

    Big deal

    — Posted by wu

    It is a big deal, just like Dean being awarded the Pres. Medal of Freedom. These fine men are being recognized for their accomplishments, contributions and overall integrity. If you're so shallow that you cannot see beyond the color of the jersey then I feel really sad for you......pathetic excuse of a fan.

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