Put me in, coach: Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski tells Alex Rodriguez if he could make it as a Blue Devil

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Alex Rodriguez sits down with Duke's legendary head basketball Mike Krzyzewski to discuss what it takes to be a Blue Devil.

- So coach, thank you for sitting down.

- You're welcome. It's my honor.

- And you've been one of the greatest recruiters in the history of the NCAA. What are the types of characteristics you're looking for?

- Yeah well we look for three things, and they're all equal. One, they have to be talented. You know, if you can't hit them, we're not going to come into your living room. But you have to be good academically. And the third thing, it's a separator, is character. Are they good guys?

- And what is the one thing that you're looking at me to do or not to do? What's going to cue you in on whether you want me or not?

- Give me you. Give me, you know, what you want. Why would you want Duke?

- Coach, I've watched you all the time. I love the student body. I love the school. I love the education. I think I can be very helpful to your team. And I'll be very nervous.

- Yeah, well, you know what. That's all cool. You know, the thing I've admired about you. I came to your practice, and you were the hardest worker. You know how hard you're working right now. You're going to have to work a lot harder. Are you willing to do that? Or are you willing to allow me to make you work harder?

- Yes, sir.

- OK. Let's go, man.

- Coach, there's a lot of discussions with the NCAA about this one and done. I want to hear your opinions on it.

- For me, the one and done is something-- I think it's not right for the kid. Were you allowed to go right away?

- No.

- OK.

- Three years minimum.

- I know, but you could have gone.

- Out a high school.

- Right

- Yeah. OK. That's what I'm saying is you had a choice. Marvin Bagley doesn't have a choice. And a kid's career is like a dog's life. Is it 15 years. And so one year might be the difference between millions of dollars. I'm a big advocate for the youngster.

- And Bagley dumps it home.

- This year's team. What gets you a little bit nervous as far as challenges?

- Inexperienced talent. So the talent and the attitudes of my players is terrific. But they have so much to learn in a condensed period of time. What's scary for me is, can I get them in one season to experience enough, to be mature enough, and understand what it takes to win a National Championship.

- What would 69, 70-year-old Coach K tell a 21-year-old Coach K?

- You've got a lot to learn. And, by the way, if you keep being a lifelong learner you're going to have a pretty good life. And I'm a lifelong learner. I'm always trying to learn. And I would say, stick to it, man. You're going to live your dream. You lived your dream playing ball.

- Yes, sir.

- I've been able to life my dream of coaching ball for my whole life.

- And you made our dreams better by watching you and by what you've established. Thank you so much.

- All right. Thanks, Al.

- Thank you.

- Appreciate it.