Photo: Coach K
DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewksi, Duke’s hall-of-fame basketball coach, sounded positively giddy Monday night, just three days before his 73rd birthday. And that’s a good thing not to be confused with a chuckling over a grandfatherly moment.
Coach K is not hanging onto his job just so he can be a famous basketball coach. He’s still working and enjoying the daily grind as if he were that 28-year-old first-time head coach at Army in the 1975-76 season.
His Monday night excitement was from watching his young basketball team, ranked No. 7, demonstrate maturity to avoid an emotional letdown in its win over No. 8 Florida State, an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown that was just two days after beating Tobacco Road rival North Carolina with an exhausting overtime comeback. ...
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