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Mike Krzyzewski

 
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It does not take long for a conversation about the highest levels of success in the basketball world to turn to the name Krzyzewski.

In 39 seasons at Duke, Mike Krzyzewski – a Naismith Hall of Fame coach, five-time national champion and 12-time Final Four participant – has built a dynasty that few programs in the history of the game can match.

No coach in Division I men’s basketball history has won more games than Coach K’s 1,132.

Krzyzewski will enter the 2019-20 season -- his 40th at Duke -- with a 1,132-344 record in 44 years as a head coach, including a 1,059-285 mark in 39 seasons at Duke. The numbers that illustrate Coach K’s career are simply staggering:

Five national championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015)
Six gold medals as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team
Nine National Players of the Year (11 honors)
Six National Defensive Players of the Year (nine honors)
10 consecutive top-10 AP poll finishes (1997-06)
12 National Coach of the Year honors (eight seasons)
12 Final Four appearances (tied for most in NCAA history)
12 ACC regular season championships
15 ACC Tournament championships (most in league history)
28 NBA Lottery picks (most in Draft history)
34 All-America selections (48 honors)
35 NCAA Tournament bids (most by one coach)
64 NBA Draft selections, including 41 first-round picks
65 ACC Tournament wins (most in league history)
97 NCAA Tournament wins (most in NCAA history)
124 weeks ranked No. 1 in the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
491 ACC wins (most in league history)
535 weeks ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
621 weeks ranked in the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
1,059 victories at Duke (most in NCAA history at one school)
1,132 career wins (most in NCAA history)

Uncommon Winning

From his first career win as head coach at Army on Nov. 28, 1975, to his 1,132nd over Virginia Tech in the 2019 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Krzyzewski has set the standard for winning in Division I men’s basketball.

Coach K became the Division I men’s career wins leader on Nov. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden, moving past his former coach Bob Knight with his 903rd victory. His historic 1,000th career victory came against St. John’s at The World’s Most Famous Arena on Jan. 25, 2015, as he became the first Division I men’s basketball coach to achieve a four-figure win total.

Krzyzewski’s 1,059 victories at Duke are an NCAA record by a coach at one school.