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Lakers in serious discussions with Coach K...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by starBUCKS, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    <TABLE class=bdy cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=770 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD>Coach K in 'serious discussions' with Lakers
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    <!-- Meta Tag For Search --><!-- meta name="modDate" content="July 1, 2004 21:21:10 GMT"-->Posted: 6 minutes ago<SCRIPT> // front-end hack to remove postedTime from Rumors page until a better way can be determined if (document.URL.indexOf("/name/FS/rumors") != -1) document.getElementById("postedTime").style.display = 'none'; </SCRIPT> </TD><TD width=10> </TD><TD align=right><!--this is for sponsorships or brandings--><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><!-- workingCategoryId: 73--></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=bdy cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=770 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD height=5></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=bdy cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=770 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=5></TD><TD width=450><!-- search:</noindex> -->The Los Angeles Lakers are in "serious discussions'' with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski about their coaching vacancy.

    <!-- esi: /widget/story/videoAndPhotoGallery?contentId=2554060-->Krzyzewski, a Hall of Fame coach, has led the Blue Devils to three national championships in almost a quarter-century at the school. He informed school officials that the Lakers had contacted him about the job, Duke athletic director Joe Alleva said Thursday.

    Krzyzewski was not available for comment, the school said. A message left with Lakers spokesman John Black was not immediately returned.

    Alleva said he and Duke president Richard Brodhead recently had dinner with Krzyzewski and told the coach they wanted him to finish his career at Duke.

    "We have long believed that Mike is the best coach in the country," Alleva said in the statement. "The Lakers' interest in him merely confirms what we have known."

    Krzyzewski has compiled a 621-179 record in 24 seasons at Duke, leading the Blue Devils to NCAA championships in 1991, 1992 and 2001. Under Krzyzewski, the Blue Devils have 10 Final Four appearances, eight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championships and 10 conference regular-season titles. His Duke teams have been ranked No. 1 in 12 different seasons, including each of the last seven years.

    I'm sure Dawkins would take over if this ever works out for LA.
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  2. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Wow. Anybody know how much MK is making at Duke? My initial response to this was "He'd have to be crazy to move," but who knows? He's done all there is to do at Duke and the thing he did better than anyone (keeping kids three years, if not all four) has escaped him along with everyone else lately. He's certainly done right by Duke and college basketball. If he could make several $M more with the Lakers, why not?
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Funny, I just got this e-mail from the Duke site..I'll check out the site and post the latest

    <TT>Sources close to the situation confirm that the Los Angeles Lakers arein town pitching their head coaching job to head coach MikeKrzyzewski. Stay tuned to TDD for more on this breaking story.A press conference will reportedly take place this afternoon to shedlight on this situation.TDD subscribers should head to the Premium Message Boards for thelatest information.================= ezboard FAST. EASY. FREE. =================Use this link to access the ezboard home page:http://www.ezboard.comReturn to devilsden</TT></PRE>
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    DURHAM, N.C. - Duke Director of Athletics Joe Alleva confirmed today that Mike Krzyzewski, the Blue Devils' head men's basketball coach for the past 24 seasons, has been approached by the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association regarding the team's head coaching vacancy.

    "Consistent with our special relationship, Coach K has informed us that the Los Angeles Lakers have contacted him and entered into serious discussions to fill their vacant head coaching position," said Alleva. "We have long believed that Mike is the best coach in the country. The Lakers' interest in him merely confirms what we have known. We hope that Mike will decide to stay in college coaching at Duke, a place that has been so special to him throughout his outstanding career. Mike has been an incredible asset to our institution and on a much larger scale, to the sport of college basketball. President Brodhead and I met with Mike for dinner the other night to express at the highest level our desire for him to finish his coaching career at Duke."

    Krzyzewski has been Duke's head coach since the 1980-81 season and in 24 years has led the Blue Devils to three national championships (1991, 1992 and 2001), 10 Final Four appearances, eight ACC Tournament championships and 10 ACC regular season titles. He has compiled a 694-240 record in 29 seasons and a 621-179 record in 24 years at Duke. Included in those totals are 64 NCAA Tournament victories, the second-most by a coach in NCAA history. Coach K has been named National Coach of the Year by various outlets 13 times in nine different seasons. His Duke teams have reached the No. 1 national ranking in 12 different seasons, including each of the last seven years. Off the court, Krzyzewski has been an integral part of the Duke, Durham and basketball communities. He has worked with the Duke Children's Classic, Duke Children's Miracle Network Telethon, the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research and the NABC Foundation. Krzyzewski and his wife Mickie cochaired the successful $32 million campaign for the McGovern-Davison Children's Health Center, which opened at Duke in the spring of 2000. In 2001, the Krzyzewskis created an endowed scholarship fund and have led fund-raising efforts to raise scholarships for Duke undergraduates from North and South Carolina. He also serves as the chairman of the Emily Krzyzewski Family Center, a local community center named after his mother located near the Duke campus. In 1997 the university recognized Krzyzewski's leadership by awarding him Duke's highest honor - the University Medal - for his many contributions to the university. In November 2001, Duke extended Krzyzewski a lifetime contract.

  4. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

  5. USCemper

    USCemper The bicycle thief

    I think last night Dr. Buss overdid it with the pipe at the mansion.

    I was hoping it would be Henry Bibby, for USC's sake.
  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    We better sign Willis Wilson before the Blue Devils snatch him up.
  7. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    If Coach K takes the Laker job, Michigan will also be looking for a new bb coach.
  8. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010


    Na, I think the odds on favorite would be Johnny Dawkins.
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  9. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    My first reaction was bad idea... however with his age he will prob. retire in 10 years anyway. If the LA job offers double the money with Guaranteed money over five years or longer... why not take the risk...??
  10. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    GBear, are you saying that Coach K makes 4 million a year now at Dooooook?

    That is the # I heard today, the Lakers were offering 8 mil a year. Oh how will he feed his kids?!?!? :wink:

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