Not to overload Chronicle material, but starting today, The Chronicle's Sports Blog presents the first of five excerpts from our hour-long interview with Mike Krzyzewski before his annual press conference June 17.
The clips will go up at midnight the rest of the week, and there will be comments about Wojo as the big-man coach, how Krzyzewski deals with criticism, his succession plan and more. Be sure to check every day for the latest updates at www.dukechroniclesports.com!
You're doing a great job, Ben.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks Ben, preciate it very much.
I find it odd that Coach K is speaking freely, well ahead of time I hope, about us needing to hire someone in the family as the next head coach, but never heard a peep about him supporting Mike Cragg for AD. Do I think Cragg would have been the best person for the job? Have no idea. Better than Kevin White? Again, no idea. Not my point. I simply find the lack of public support for Cragg odd in light of the recent lines of questions and answers about his successor.
i'll go to war with wojo.
It's great to hear how K deals with criticism. And, true to form, he cares more about how his young players feel and think than whether he, himself, is targeted.
DeCourcy is a gas bag just looking for something to yammer about. Imagine the attacks if K had refused to coach the national team! Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Having said that, I think Coach K's successor absolutely needs head coaching experience, such as Johnny Dawkins will get at Stanford. It's almost impossible to follow a legend, but long-time assistants have it even tougher. Think of Hand Raymonds at Marquette after Al McGuire or Bill Guthridge at Carolina.
For those who haven't seen, the last part of The Chronicle's exclusive interview with Coach K is online, and this one's about potential renovations to Cameron and how Krzyzewski considers the restoration of the stadium as his "last big project."
Check it out over at www.dukechroniclesports.com...