The men’s NCAA college basketball season opens tomorrow. And it will be the final season for one of the game’s winningest and most successful coaches ever.
Mike Krzyzewski, also known as Coach K, has been head coach at Duke University since 1980. He announced last June that he would be retiring after this season.
Under his leadership, the Blue Devils have made it to the Final Four 12 times, and have won five national championships, second only to John Wooden’s ten.
I met Coach K 21 years ago, when he wrote a book on leadership called Leading with the Heart.
So here now, from 2000, Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski is 74 now, and we’ll leave the game as one of its all-time greatest