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BD80
03-01-2008, 01:21 PM
Less than 4 years to go to #903

Saratoga2
03-01-2008, 01:26 PM
They could have easily lost the game today, but an even hand and staying with the tough determined kids worked out in the end. Great emotional game today.

weezie
03-01-2008, 01:30 PM
Towards the end of the game, the camera focused on K during a State free throw and you could just see that computer in Mike's head coming up with the solution. Thank you, God, for allowing us to have such a great, truly wonderful man as our coach.

91devil
03-01-2008, 01:35 PM
Loved the emotion of the players immediately following the buzzer; they all swarmed Coach and celebrated with him. Obviously, they knew the significance (not to mention the joy in the comeback).

Thanks, Coach, we are priviledged to be associated with you, the team and the University.

The1Bluedevil
03-01-2008, 01:40 PM
Nobody better

bluepenguin
03-01-2008, 01:50 PM
CBS will be interviewing him at the halftime of the Georgetown-Marq game (in about 2 min)

Madrasdukie
03-01-2008, 01:56 PM
CBS will be interviewing him at the halftime of the Georgetown-Marq game (in about 2 min)

Thanks for the alert.

blazindw
03-01-2008, 02:03 PM
Best ever. Congrats, Coach!

throatybeard
03-01-2008, 02:04 PM
Thanks very much BluePenguin.

I find it amusing that Coach K calls the Kentucky game, "the Laettner thing."

http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics4/400/NB/NBSFVWUGWTWELYJ.20080301194531.jpg

dukegirlinsc
03-01-2008, 02:06 PM
Towards the end of the game, the camera focused on K during a State free throw and you could just see that computer in Mike's head coming up with the solution. Thank you, God, for allowing us to have such a great, truly wonderful man as our coach.

Awwww!! I got chills. ;)

dukegirlinsc
03-01-2008, 02:07 PM
Congrats Coach!! Here's to 800 more. :D

DukePA
03-01-2008, 02:10 PM
Congrats, Coach K!!!

topps coach
03-01-2008, 02:13 PM
Hope u stay around for 1000

Madrasdukie
03-01-2008, 02:17 PM
For the benefit of those who didn't get to listen to the interview, here's what happened in brief (paraphrased of course) :

K thanked Bob Knight, said he always gets emotional in moments like these when he thinks about Coach Knight's influence on him. He specifically mentioned the experience gained with Coach Knight during international play (someone could enlighten me here but wasn't exactly sure what he was referring to here). He mentioned his connection with Henry Iba through Coach Knight and how much he benefitted from just listening to them. He said he would just "shut-up" and listen to what the two had to say.

He was asked and ofcourse remembered the "Laettner thing".

He said that having had players like Hill, Laettner and Hurley surely helped and added jokingly that maybe he's starting to lose credibility now (loss to the NBA ?).

Jokingly again he said he's already forgotten about the State game (I guess in reference to some of the bad plays).

fitimi1
03-01-2008, 03:09 PM
Agree with all. Truly a class act and we are so privileged that he is part of the family.

One of my favorite stories happened at the Yoh Center Dedication when I overheard a older gentlemen point out Tom Butters to his 5 or 6 year old granddaughter by saying, "That is Tom Butters, the guy who hired Coach K."

OZZIE4DUKE
03-01-2008, 03:38 PM
One of my favorite stories happened at the Yoh Center Dedication when I overheard a older gentlemen point out Tom Butters to his 5 or 6 year old granddaughter by saying, "That is Tom Butters, the guy who hired Coach K."

And he should have added "and the man who refused to fire him."

SouthgateWindsor
03-01-2008, 04:26 PM
:•..•:*จจ*:•..•:* Congratulations Coach K*:•..•:*จจ*:•..•:*จ

TillyGalore
03-01-2008, 04:33 PM
Congratulations Coach K! Thank you for being the awesome coach you are.

Cameron
03-01-2008, 04:39 PM
Towards the end of the game, the camera focused on K during a State free throw and you could just see that computer in Mike's head coming up with the solution. Thank you, God, for allowing us to have such a great, truly wonderful man as our coach.

Best quote ever on DBR. Ever.

Dukie4Life
03-01-2008, 04:45 PM
Congrats Coach K!

I was honored enough to be in attendance at the RBC center today smack dab in the middle of the very empty and quiet NCSU Student Section. I was a little worried what might happen or what would be yelled at me today however the RBC center was not filled even 75% today. It kind of upset me that NCSU did not fill that arena knowing that another Duke Milestone for Coach was about to be made.

Thanks to the players for putting it all on the court today to get that W for their coach! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more!!!

Battierfan01
03-01-2008, 08:09 PM
Congratulations COACH K!! You know sometimes I sit around and feel sorry for other teams because they don't know what it's like to have someone as amazing as COACH K. I sometimes think we take him for granted, but he is truly the GREATEST EVER to coach the game. Can't wait for #900.

Jarhead
03-01-2008, 08:19 PM
That would be a POC, a piece of cake, that is. Average 25 wins for four years, and he gets to 903. Four more 25 win years, and he has 1,000 wins. He has been averaging over 29 wins for the last dozen seasons.

DukeDevilDeb
03-01-2008, 08:42 PM
Coach K:

Every moment of the 23 years I've watched you coach has been special... but to see your team come from behind, to watch DeMarcus will those two free throws in at the end, to see Jon put every ounce of strength on his final shot to get it to the rim, and to watch the 4 seconds of defense that kept State from even having a chance... What an honor!

From all Duke students, faculty, and fans everywhere... Congratulations on #800!

prefan21
03-01-2008, 08:43 PM
One of my favorite physicians, Dr. Michael Debakey, practiced until he was 99.

So ideally Coach K has another 38 years of coaching left in him ;)

dukegirlinsc
03-01-2008, 08:50 PM
One of my favorite physicians, Dr. Michael Debakey, practiced until he was 99.

So ideally Coach K has another 38 years of coaching left in him ;)

Sounds amazing to me!

CDu
03-01-2008, 09:17 PM
Here's hoping for a few hundred more!

BD80
03-01-2008, 09:33 PM
Could any other coach in America have guided the current Duke squad to its25-3 and 12-2 record?

Maybe Bobby Knight. I don't think Deano could have. Mike D'Antoni? Not Phil Jackson.

bjornolf
03-01-2008, 10:39 PM
Congrats, K, on the big win. My uncle, Rod Dedeaux, would have loved to have been around to see it. He had a lot of respect for you as a kindred spirit.

grit74
03-02-2008, 01:15 PM
Coach K gets his 800th, and the N&O does a feature on "8" losses......and one win.

hurleyfor3
03-02-2008, 03:37 PM
Four years to 903? 25 wins a year? C'mon, people, don't we all know which coach has the most 33-win seasons? ;)

merry
03-02-2008, 04:05 PM
Coach K gets his 800th, and the N&O does a feature on "8" losses......and one win.

Yeah but they also have a "Coach K through the years" photo gallery and acollection of funny stories from players called something like "If I were to roast Coach K..."

IStillHateJimBain
03-02-2008, 09:28 PM
Here are some coaching victory totals (courtesy of the NCAA record book and some quick addition to the active guys):

All-time wins (all divisions)
1. 902 -- Bobby Knight (Army, Indiana, Texas Tech)
2. 888 -- Don Meyer, Northern State (S.D.), through Sunday, still active
3. 879 -- Dean Smith (North Carolina)
4. 877 -- Adolph Rupp (Kentucky)
5. 853 -- Herb Magee (Philadelphia University), through Sunday, still active
6. 830 -- Jim Phelan (Mt. St. Mary's)
7. 828 -- Big House Gaines (Winston-Salem St.)
8. 821 -- Jerry Johnson (LeMoyne-Owen)
9. 802 -- Eddie Sutton (San Francisco), through Sunday, still active
10. 800 -- MIKE KRZYZEWSKI

Don Meyer, who used to be the coach at David Lipscomb in Nashville before it went Division I, could top the 1,100 mark before he's done. He's only 63 and has built Northern State into a Division II power. Magee, 66, is showing no signs of slowing down either.

For those who prefer apples to apples, here are the next 10 active Division I coaches trailing Coach K:

780 -- Lute Olsen, Arizona (not sure how this year's wins work or if he's coming back)
773 -- Jim Calhoun, UConn
767 -- Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
610 -- Bob Huggins, West Virginia
605 -- Tom Penders, Houston
603 -- Gary Williams, Maryland (Terp fans thought it would be 604 tonight)
590 -- Homer Drew, Valparaiso
554 -- Ben Braun, California
551 -- OL' ROY
549 -- Bo Ryan, Wisconsin