Over the next few weeks, countless words will be spilled to put Mike Krzyzewski’s unparalleled career into perspective. Allow us to help frame the way, we think, he’d most prefer: through the accomplishments of his players.
Mike Krzyzewski became the man known as Coach K because of who he recruited, the players who turned Duke into the biggest program in college basketball. Krzyzewski has coached 68 NBA Draft picks (42 in the first round) picks, 37 All-Americans, nine national players of the year and, in total, 208 players.
As he closes in on his final season, we’re winnowing down those