Michael William Krzyzewski is a college basketball coach. He is popularly known by his nickname Coach K. He was born on February 13th in the year 1947. He is widely acknowledged as one of the best college basketball coaches of all time. Since the year 1980, he has been serving as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University. He has guided the Blue Devils to five NCAA Division I titles, 12 Match Fours, 15 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament championships, and 12 ACC regular-season titles. Among men’s college basketball coaches, only UCLA’s John Wooden has earned more NCAA championships with a total of ten.
He has additionally coached the United States men’s national basketball team in which he has resulted in the three gold medals at the year 2008, the year 2012, and the year 2016 Summer Olympics. He has served as the head coach of the American team that won gold medals in the year 2010 and the year 2014 FIBA World Cup. He was also an associate coach for the year 1992 which was named “Dream Team.”
Krzyzewski was a backcourt player at Army from the year 1966 to the year 1969 under coach Bob Knight. From the year 1975 to the year 1980, he was the chief basketball coach for his university. He is a two-time freshman into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 2001 for his coaching career and in the year 2010 as a component of the collective introduction of the “Dream Team.” He has been inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 2006, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in the year 2009.
Later on November 15th in the year 2011, he spearheaded the Duke to a 74–69 victory over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden to turn into the coach with the most wins in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball record. His 903rd victory set a new record which was a record-breaking that convened by his former coach, Bob Knight. On January 25th in the year 2015, Duke defeated St. John’s, 77–68, again at Madison Square Garden, as he became the first Division I men’s basketball coach to reach one thousand wins. On June 2nd of the year 2021 Mike confirmed that he would retire after the 2020/2021 season.
From the year 1969 to the year 1974, he served as an officer in the United States Army and led service teams for three years, and later in the year 2005, he was introduced to the West Point’s Distinguished Graduate Award. In 2012, he was awarded the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award in tribute to his civic service and philanthropic efforts in making a substantial positive influence on society.
About Michael Krzyzewski’s Personal Life
Michael Krzyzewski was born in Chicago as the son of Emily M and William Krzyzewski. He grew up as a Catholic and later he joined St. Helen Catholic School in Ukrainian Village, Chicago. He later went to Archbishop Weber High School in Chicago which was a Catholic prep school for boys. He has graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in the year 1969, where played basketball under Bob Knight. He was captain of the Army basketball team in his senior season, 1968–69, leading his team to the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Krzyzewski married his wife, Carol Marsh nicknamed Mickie in the Catholic chapel at West Point on the day of his graduation in the year 1969. The couple together has three daughters and nine grandchildren. Under the Wall Street Journal, she was the only person who could convince him to stand down for the duration of the 1994–95 season. She essentially went as far as to give her spouse an ultimatum–if he needed to come home on what would turn out to be his final day of coaching that season. He is required to skip practice and go to the doctor. His grandson, Michael Savarino is now a player at Duke for the 2019–20 season.
Mike Krzyzewski Net Worth
Mike Krzyzewski has a net worth of forty-five million dollars. He has an annual salary of approximately ten million dollars. He has a basic salary of approximately seven million. He also received bonuses which give him the second position in highest-paid coach in college basketball. But he donates a huge amount of his wealth for charity purposes. He received all his wealth from his career life.