Coach K’s historic 903rd victory, in photos
Mike Krzyzewski passed Adolph Rupp, he passed Dean Smith and now Bob Knight.
After a 74-69 win Tuesday night vs. Michigan State, Duke’s coach became the all-time wins leader among men’s D-I coaches. Those 903 wins aren’t the most impressive aspect of his career – don’t forget those seven Final Fours in nine years or the four national titles – and that total won’t even be the record when he eventually retires. He’s only 64 and shows no sign of slowing.
But 903 such a massive number that it’s hard to put in words. Thirty wins a year for 30 years? That’s ridiculous. So I’ll just shut up for a minute and show what it was like in photos.
Getting the Devils composed during a tight first half. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Freshman Seth Curry gets past Branden Dawson. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Providing some direction. (Photo by Ray Stubblebine/Reuters)
Michigan State didn’t go quietly. Branden Dawson knocks the ball away from Mason Plumlee. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Krzyzewski and his staff. (Photo by Kathy Willens/AP)
Some fan support. (Photo by Kathy Willens/AP)
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo offers his congrats. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Coach and player share a moment after the win (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
... and a hug. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
But the best moment of all was shared with his wife, Mickie. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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