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Mike Krzyzewski and the final act of an unmatchable journey – FOXSports.com

By Martin Rogers
FOX Sports Columnist

If you’re on any kind of a budget and you want to see Coach K do his thing in person one last time — whether it be the first occasion, the 10th or so many you’ve lost count — get yourself to Las Vegas. Or Columbus. Or South Bend or Clemson.

Because unless you’ve hit the Powerball jackpot, being in the same building as a departing legend doesn’t come cheap this season. That’s the case wherever you are. Trying to channel a glimpse of college basketball history at Cameron Indoor Stadium? That’s darn near impossible.

Mike Krzyzewski made the announcement that this would be his final season as Duke’s men’s basketball coach back on June 2. It was as stunning as the news that a gentleman aged 74 is plotting retirement can possibly be. On the surface, it shouldn’t be a shock at all. Yet somehow it was.

Mike Krzyzewski joins Colin Cowherd to discuss his announced retirement from coaching the Duke Blue Devils. Hear Coach K discuss the importance of adaptability when coaching.

Krzyzewski has been part of the sport’s fabric for so long that for most of us, it is impossible to remember a time when he wasn’t. His career began when dunks were still illegal. His time in Durham predates the possession arrow, the shot clock and the 3-point line.

He has been brilliant enough to win five NCAA titles, secure 15 ACC Tournament triumphs, take 12 regular-season championships and send 72 players to the NBA. He is gracious enough that it remains eminently possible to like him and to truly, deeply despise the team he represents.

Few figures in sports have made such a lingering mark. It’s not often that they come along, and it’s even more uncommon that you get a heads-up that they’re embarking on a farewell tour. It’s no surprise then that each and every one of Coach K’s games this season is a grand occasion, a feeling that will only increase as we get closer to the end.

Tate Frazier believes Coach K’s farewell tour is the most important storyline of the college basketball season.

“I told my staff and everyone around me not to use the word ‘last,’” Krzyzewski said. “I’m going after it the same way I’ve gone after every year. As soon as you start saying … ‘let’s remember this thing’ or whatever, you open up the door for rationalization of not putting it all out.”

Coach K might not be doing nostalgia, …….

Source: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/college-basketball/mike-krzyzewski-and-the-final-act-of-an-unmatchable-journey

By Martin RogersFOX Sports Columnist

If you’re on any kind of a budget and you want to see Coach K do his thing in person one last time — whether it be the first occasion, the 10th or so many you’ve lost count — get yourself to Las Vegas. Or Columbus. Or South Bend or Clemson.

Because unless you’ve hit the Powerball jackpot, bein…….

By Martin RogersFOX Sports Columnist

If you’re on any kind of a budget and you want to see Coach K do his thing in person one last time — whether it be the first occasion, the 10th or so many you’ve lost count — get yourself to Las Vegas. Or Columbus. Or South Bend or Clemson.

Because unless you’ve hit the Powerball jackpot, bein…….

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