View Full Version : Happy 66th Birthday, Coach K

mr. synellinden
02-13-2013, 09:02 AM
I hope he's celebrating with a victory tonight.


02-13-2013, 09:04 AM
Let's hope he enjoys the entire day from start to finish.

Go Duke!
Go K!

02-13-2013, 11:51 AM
I know Coach K will have "HAPPY BIRTHDAY COACH K" sung to him tonight in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Celebrate with a WIN and Burning benches!!!!! Go Duke!!! GTHC

Happy Birthday Coach K, and many many more!!!!!!

Mike Corey
02-13-2013, 11:52 AM
Blow out the Tar Heels rather than candles.

02-13-2013, 01:06 PM
Blow out the Tar Heels rather than candles.

Hopefully we'll blow out the Heels so badly that Roy's head will spontaneously combust...whereupon Coach K can blow out the big burning candle to celebrate his birthday (saving Roy in the process, of course).

Happy birthday, Coach K. I hope our basketball team gives you a big present tonight!

02-13-2013, 01:22 PM
happy birthday, coach.....hope it's a GREAT day....

02-13-2013, 06:37 PM
I wonder if the obstetrician who delivered Coach K had any idea what that baby would become. That baby was a boss.

02-13-2013, 07:11 PM
Story from my home town

SARATOGA SPRINGS Rich Johns, long-time Saratoga Springs teacher and coach, announced Monday that his Act With Respect Always program (AWRA) has recently been endorsed by Mike Krzyzewski, Head Basketball Coach at Duke University and the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history.

"I am humbled and honored that Coach Krzyzewski has endorsed Act With Respect Always," said Johns, who founded the program two years ago. "He's a great coach, but more importantly he's a person who has done so much for so many people over the years."

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He has impacts in many ways

02-13-2013, 07:27 PM
I was remarking on Facebook that Dean Smith retired on my 21st birthday (10/9/1997); were Coach K to do the same at age 66 approaching a February birthday, this would be his last season. Given his health problems from 1994-2002 (back, hip1, hip2), we've been extraordinarily fortunate to hang onto him this long, and hopefully for a while longer.

He's closing in on what I consider Dean's most impressive record, the ACC career wins total. (364-344). With health and non-retirement, you're looking at about two more seasons. I think I broke this down a couple years ago. This isn't quite fair to Dean, because he coached in 12-game, 14-game and just a few 16-game conference seasons, whereas Krzyzewski has coached in 14-game and 16-game seasons. I'll see if I can find the post where I rolled ACCT wins into the totals.

02-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Okay, according to the old thread, closed when Krzyzewski hit 903, Dean Smith won 422 league games if you include the ACCT. K came into 2009-10 with 342, including ACCT games. He won 13 each of the following three years, and 8 so far this year. So that's 47. We won the ACCT in 2010 and 2011, so that's six more. We went 1-1 last year. So that's 55. So the score is 422-397.

That is outrageously amazing on Dean's part. The only argument you can make is that the ACC has been harder to win in from 1998-present than it was in 1962-80, and I'm not sure I'd make that argument.

Well, there's another, which is that Coach K loses four seasons at Army. Maybe that offsets Dean's shorter seasons.

I may start a new thread about the ACC wins pursuit.

02-13-2013, 10:16 PM
Some kid at the game has a sign that said "66 more years." Quality.

02-13-2013, 10:53 PM
My hero. Happy Birthday. You don't know this of course, but you share this day with the most incredible man no longer on this earth. He's been gone since 1993 or five minutes ago depending on whether the tiger of grief leaps on my heart to shred it yet again. Sorry for the emo, I had to drink Drambuie to get through that Caroline game. GTHCGTH

02-14-2013, 01:26 AM
This is, what, K's 33rd season coaching at Duke? And he's 66?

That means he's literally coached half of his life at Duke.

Happy Birthday, Coach! Many happy returns.