Before Mike Krzyzewski was coaching under Bobby Knight he was playing for him. Knight was the head coach at Army during Krzyzewski's collegiate career, which included a 1969 berth in the NIT.
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Bob Knight uses Mike Krzyzewski to explain his arrest in San Juan for getting into a pushing match with a Puerto Rican policeman. Krzyzewski was Knight's assistant at Indiana from 1974 to '75 and helped him coach the United States at the Pan American games in 1979.
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Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski sit on the bench during the 1979 Pan American games in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Mike Krzyzewski poses with his retired #12 West Point jersey and a game ball from Army's 51-35 regular season victory over Navy during the 1968-69 season. Krzyzewski was the head coach at Army from 1975 to 1980.
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Bobby Knight puts his arm around Mike Krzyzewski before the Indiana-Duke NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal game in 1987. Krzyzewski played for Knight at Army and coached under him at Army and Indiana.
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Mike Krzyzewski jumps in celebration after his Blue Devils beat North Carolina, 65-61, to win the 1988 ACC tournament championship. The rivalry between the two universities is considered one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports.
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Mike Krzyzewski shares a light moment with Duke forward Christian Laettner during a 1990 news conference. Laettner, the only college player ever to start in four Final Fours, helped Krzyzewski win NCAA titles in 1991 and 1992.
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Mike Krzyzewski instructs Grant Hill during a game against NC State in 1992. In the '92 championship against Kentucky, an unguarded Hill heaved the in-bounds pass 75 feet across the court into the hands of Laettner, who made the game-winning jumper as time expired.
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Mike Krzyzewski poses in front of tents in Durham, N.C. He has been the head coach at Duke since 1980.
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Mike Krzyzewski sits next to his wife, Mickie, in 1992. The day Krzyzewski graduated from West Point the couple was married at the Catholic chapel on campus.
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Mike Krzyzewski looks on during a kids clinic at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. in 1995.
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Scout Sonny Vaccaro talks with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Kansas coach Roy Williams during the Adidas ABCD Camp in Teaneck, N.J. in 1998.
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Mike Krzyzewski speaks from a podium after Duke's 98-85 win over Villanova for his 500th career victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2000. Krzyzewski won the game on the day that Coach K Court was unveiled.
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Mike Krzyzewski shakes hands with Roy Williams before a game in March 2006. Duke lost to North Carolina, 83-76.
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Kobe Bryant and LeBron James pose with their Olympic coach before the 2008 Summer Olympics, where U.S. basketball earned a gold medal. Bryant verbally committed to play for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke before bypassing college basketball to go directly from high school to the NBA.
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Mike Krzyzewski waves while walking with the Team USA delegation during athlete procession for the 2008 Summer Olympics at National Stadium in Beijing, China. He would go on to coach the men's basketball team to gold.
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Mike Krzyzewski greets fans during a book signing for "The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team" at Barnes & Noble in New York City in 2009.
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Former President George H.W. Bush congratulates Mike Krzyzewski after Duke defeated Baylor, 61-59, in the 2010 South Regional Finals.
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Mike Krzyzewski hugs Lance Thomas after Duke defeated Butler to win the 2010 National Championship.
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Mike Krzyzewski chats with Tom Izzo after Duke defeated Michigan State, 84-79, in 2010.
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Mike Krzyzewski, Nolan Smith and Kyle Singer are grim-faced as they answer questions from the media after Arizona shocked Duke, 93-77, in the 2011 West Region semifinals.
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Mike Krzyzewski has a little fun with a young fan after winning his 903rd game to become the all time winningest men's coach in 2011 at Madison Square Garden. Duke defeated Michigan State 74-69.
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Mike Krzyzewski, Lebron James and Jay-Z attend the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation for LeBron in New York City.
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Mike Krzyzewski and Jabari Parker pose during a photo shoot at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2014.
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Mike Krzyzewski shakes hands with Jim Boeheim before a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2014. Duke defeated Syracuse 66-00.
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