Tag Archives: Mike Krzyzewski

Bill Self joins Team USA recruiting-advantage debate

Kansas coach Bill Self has chimed in on the debate over whether Mike Krzyzewski gets an unfair recruiting advantage by being coach of the USA National Basketball Team. Self told Andy Katz for an ESPNU podcast he doesn’t think Coach … Continue reading

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Mike Krzyzewski disputes he has unfair advantage

At a news conference Friday  morning, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski pushed back against charges that his status as head coach of the USA National Team gives him an unfair recruiting advantage. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports wrote earlier this week that the … Continue reading

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Will DeMarcus Cousins’ injury crush his dream?

With DeMarcus Cousins hurting his knee in a Team USA practice on Thursday night in Chicago, you have to wonder about his chances of making the final cut before the U.S. opens play June 30 against Spain in the FIBA … Continue reading

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Coach K taking Mason Plumlee over DeMarcus Cousins?

Lots of controversy on the interwebs since ESPN’s Brian Windhorst took time away from his wall-to-wall LeBron James coverage to tweet that Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski is leaning toward picking Mason Plumlee over DeMarcus Cousins for the upcoming games … Continue reading

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Coach K says Anthony Davis is his “main guy”

After Team USA camp practice today, coach Mike Krzyzewski had high praise for former UK center Anthony Davis. Coach K on USA's big-man rotation after Griffin & Love withdrew: "“Our main guy is Anthony Davis. (We will) see who else … Continue reading

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Mike Krzyzewski wants a new definition of amateurism

The Charlotte Observer reports this morning that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is trying to talk some sense into Mark Emmert. Good luck with that. Coach K says that what the NCAA needs is a new definition of amateurism. “All the … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino and multiple NCAA Tournament winners

Since John Wooden's amazing reign of 10 national titles in 12 seasons from 1964 through 1975, eight college basketball coaches have won multiple national championships. Rick Pitino became the eighth on Monday night when his Louisville Cardinals defeated Michigan 82-76 … Continue reading

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Twenty notes on Louisville’s second straight Final Four

A few quick notes from Louisville’s win over Duke: 1. Rick Pitino said that when Kevin Ware fell to the floor right in front of the Louisville bench with 6:33 to go in the first half, “I went to help … Continue reading

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Three reasons why Louisville will beat Duke

INDIANAPOLIS — Three reasons why Louisville will beat Duke today in the Midwest Region final. 1. Louisville has improved since November. The two teams met in the finals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on November 24 in the Bahamas. Louisville … Continue reading

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Links to prepare you for Louisville-Duke

Links to get you ready for today’s Midwest Region final between Louisville and Duke, 5:05 p.m. on CBS: Me: You can read just one more column remembering that 1992 UK-Duke game. Pat Forde: Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski will always … Continue reading

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