Coach K Wins 880

Coach K Wins 880
December 30, 2010 Comments Off on Coach K Wins 880 News swcadmintcmt

GREENSBORO, N.C. Mike Krzyzewski one-upped his longtime rival. Now there’s only one man with more victories than Duke’s Hall of Fame coach his former mentor.
Krzyzewski moved past rival Dean Smith into second place on the men’s all-time wins list Wednesday night, claiming his 880th career victory with the top-ranked Blue Devils’ 108-62 rout of North Carolina-Greensboro.
He trails Bob Knight, who mentored and coached him at Army on the way to 902 wins. One fan in the stands held a sign that said: “You’re next, Bobby.”
“I don’t want to take any of that too seriously, but rather say, ‘I’m one of the guys who’s won a lot of games,'” Krzyzewski said. “To share a spotlight with Dean and (Knight), that’s a great honor.”
When the buzzer sounded, Krzyzewski hugged UNC Greensboro coach and former assistant Mike Dement before making his way across the court for a television interview. The Hall of Fame coach waved to the Duke fans who helped pack the 23,000-seat Greensboro Coliseum.
Token Creek’s Varsity HD truck was there to cover the historic event.