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Mike Corey
03-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Here's an excerpt from the full piece (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/01/sports/ncaabasketball/01duke.html?ref=ncaabasketball):


But the national championship is one banner yet to be unfurled at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Of course, these things are not handed out like breath mints. Mike Krzyzewski, the men’s coach at Duke, needed five trips to the Final Four before winning the first of his three titles. He has counseled Goestenkors not to press, that a championship will come, she said.

Still, the lack of a title has been a burdensome expectation for Goestenkors. Comparisons to Krzyzewski are inevitable. She also admits that she previously was self-driven to the point of rigidity.

Duke players who were not 15 minutes early to meetings were considered late. Goestenkors also paced the sideline constantly during games, leaving her critics to say that a nervous coach made for nervous players. Her mother made her realize in recent years that she blamed herself too severely in defeat and did not take enough personal satisfaction in victory.

[Mods: I apologize if the excerpt was too long. Hopefully it's no longer worthy of being locked.]

Duke4Life
03-01-2007, 06:34 PM
Good article!
thanks for sharing