Mike Krzyzewski Passes Bobby Knight
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski passed Bobby Knight on the all-time wins list Tuesday night with a 74-69 win over Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic. He now has 903 wins in his coaching career, 830 of those coming as a Blue Devil. Here is a breakdown of Coach K's 903 victories:
32: Longest career winning streak. Coach K's 1998-99 team stampeded the competition from December 1 through March 28 without a loss.
415: Wins at Cameron Indoor Stadium. His teams have gone undefeated at home in nine different seasons. Currently, Duke has won their past 38 home games dating back to February 2009.
21: Career wins at Madison Square Garden, the site of the recording breaking victory over Michigan State.
52: Wins in the ACC tournament. Since the start of the event in 1999, Duke is 33-3 with an astonishing nine championships
79: NCAA tournament wins. No one has ever won more games in March Madness than Coach K. His .775 winning percentage is second all-time to John Wooden.
12: Seasons of at least 30 wins. To put that in perspective, if a coach started a career by matching the bare minimum of that feat, he/she would still be 543 wins behind Coach K.
209: Games coached with Duke ranked #1 in the country. His teams have won 183 of those contests.
2-2: Career record against mentor Bob Knight. Despite having their careers overlap for 27 seasons, they only faced off four times. Of course, one of those times was a pretty significant game. Krzyzewski's Blue Devils defeated Knight's Hoosiers 81-78 in the 1992 Final Four.
1-0: Career record in games I watched him coach live and in person. Third ranked Duke overcame a gritty Maryland team 93-84 in January of 2008. DeMarcus Nelson's 27-7-4 night helped Duke storm back from a 51-42 halftime deficit at the Comcast Center in College Park, MD.