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Nov 11, 2017; Durham, NC, USA;Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski addresses the crowd after a win against the Utah Valley Wolverines at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke won 99-69. The win was Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski's 1000th at Duke. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Coach K Gets 1,000th Win at Duke

Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski picked up his 1000th win at Duke as the Blue Devils dominated Utah Valley 99-69.

Coaching Legend

With the Blue Devils’ latest win, Coach K became the first Division 1 men’s basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins with one school. Krzyzewski, who is in the 43rd year of his career, spent 5 years coaching his alma mater Army and has been the head coach at Duke for an incredible 38 years. Coach K is proud to represent both Army and Duke University.

Krzyzewski has a career record of 1073-330 and is 1000-271 at Duke. Coach K has also been the head coach for USA basketball, having been involved with the national team since 1979. Krzyzewski has had a very long and successful coaching career, acquiring praise from his players, assistant coaches, opposing coaches and anyone who is around him.

Success at Duke

In his time at Duke, Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to five national championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015.) Duke has been to the final four 12 times and has won the ACC championship 13 times under Krzyzewski. Since the 1983-84 season, Duke has made the NCAA tournament every season except for the 1994-95 season in which Coach K had to stop coaching due to back surgery. Krzyzewski has twice been the Basketball Times National Coach of the Year and has also been named the Naismith College Coach of the Year three times. He has also been the ACC Coach of the Year five times.

This Year’s Blue Devils

Duke entered this college basketball season ranked number one overall and has started the season 2-0 behind their very talented freshman class. In the win over Utah Valley, Duke’s freshman scored the first 40 points of the game before an upperclassman would score. Duke continues to be supremely talented almost every year, and with a coach as good as Mike Krzyzewski they could be looking at yet another fantastic season.

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