Coach K gets record 903rd victory
Duke men's basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday passed his mentor Bob Knight to become the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history, notching his 903rd victory in a 74-69 win over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden.
The 64-year-old Krzyzewski's career record now stands at 903-284 in his 37th season as a college coach at Army and Duke.
Popularly known as "Coach K," Krzyzewski began his head coaching career at Army in 1975 and joined Duke in 1980, winning four national championships and reaching the Final Four 11 times with the school.
Krzyzewski also led the US men's team to gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Knight, 71, coached Krzyzewski when he played point guard at Army in the 1960s and retired in 2008 with a record of 902-371, also having stints at Indiana and Texas Tech.
Knight won three national championships at Indiana and coached the last undefeated men's Division I college basketball season in 1976.