7:00 PM ET, November 15, 2011
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Mike Krzyzewski sets Division I men's basketball wins record
NEW YORK -- Cheek to cheek, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight hugged, a player and his coach celebrating a big win -- one it's safe to say might never happen again in college basketball.The man known simply as "Coach K" became Division I's winningest coach when No. 6 Duke beat Michigan State 74-69 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic.
More on Coach K
It was all about No. 903 on this night, but Coach K's career can't be defined by a number, writes ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil. Story
Once viewed as the coach who couldn't win the big one, Coach K now accepts nothing less than winning, writes ESPNNewYork's Ian O'Connor. Story
ESPN's Jay Bilas once played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke and offers an inside look at the early days of Coach K in Durham. Blog
Bob Knight statement
Bob Knight, who held the all-time coaching wins record until it was broken by Mike Krzyzewski, released the following statement:
After reading about Roger Banister and the Four Minute Mile, I thought it would be neat to be the first coach to win 900 games. Once I reached that, I was hoping Mike would be the first person to surpass it. I also think it is neat for a coach and his former player to have the opportunity to win this many games while each one was coaching at nearly the same time. He made great contributions to our Army team, as a player and has been a great example as a coach of how to do things the right way. There is no one I respect more for the way he went about coaching and following the rules than Mike. The history of college basketball has had no better coach than Mike Krzyzewski.
All They Do Is Win
Mike Krzyzewski is one of six coaches with at least 850 wins who have spent at least 10 seasons in Division I (last school listed).
|Bob Knight||Texas Tech||902|
|Dean Smith||North Carolina||879|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-39 (.436)||26-59 (.441)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-21 (.476)||4-12 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||30-41 (.732)||13-18 (.722)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||29 (0/0)|
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