On Tuesday, Mike Krzyzewski passed Bobby Knight as the NCAA Division 1 wins list. Here is a look back at Coach K's career.
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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Krzyzewski holds the net after winning the NCAA Midwest Regional Final in 1991. He would go on to win his first NCAA championship that season. He has led Duke to 11 Final Fours.
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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 Krzyzewski at Duke before bypassing college basketball to go directly from high school to the NBA.
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Krzyzewski talks to Quin Snyder during a 1987 game. He was the Naismith coach of the year in 1989, 1992 and 1999.
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Bob Knight and Krzyzewski sit on the bench during the 1979 Pan American games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Krzyzewski played for Knight at Army and coached under him at Army and Indiana.
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Krzyzewski, Rollie Carlesimo, and Lenny Wilkens were Chuck Daly's assistants during the 1992 Olympics. The Dream Team was the first U.S. Olympic team to feature NBA players. They earned a gold medal by defeating Croatia in the final game.
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Krzyzewski poses in front of tents in Durham, N.C. He has been the head coach at Duke since 1980.
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Krzyzewski talks to Duke forward Christian Laettner during a 1992 basketball practice. 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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Krzyzewski sits next to his wife, Carol, in 1992. The day Krzyzewski graduated from West Point the couple was married at the Catholic chapel on campus.
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Krzyzewski celebrates with the Olympic team he coached after it defeated Spain in the gold medal game in Beijing. Krzyzewski also coached Team USA to gold at the 2007 and 2010 FIBA World Championships.
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Krzyzewski celebrates with his team after winning his fourth NCAA championship. Duke defeated Butler 61-59 to win the national title.
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Krzyzewski emphatically stomps his foot during the No. 2 Blue Devils home win over No. 8 Wake Forest in 2001. Naismith winner Shane Battier led Duke to a national championship that season.
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Then-President George W. Bush receives a jersey from Krzyzewski after Duke's 2001 national championship season. Krzyzewski has led Duke to four NCAA titles.
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Krzyzewski addresses the 2008 United States Olympic team after a practice in Las Vegas. The U.S. won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008.
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Bob Knight uses 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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NCAA tournament MVP Shane Battier congratulates his coach after defeating Arizona 82-72 to win the national title. It was Krzyzewski's third NCAA championship.
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Krzyzewski looks on as Chauncey Billups, Kevin Love and Eric Gordon celebrate winning the 2010 World Basketball Championship. Krzyzewski has signed on to coach the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in London.
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Krzyzewski is introduced to President Barack Obama in the Oval Office in 2010. Krzyzewski coached Duke to an NCAA title and team U.S.A. to a FIBA title that year.
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University President Richard Brodhead honors Krzyzewski for coaching his 1,000th career game at Duke. Krzyzewski is the winningest active head coach, with 900 wins (827 of them at Duke).
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Before 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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