HoopsHype Mike Krzyzewski rumors

May 20, 2014 Updates

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, limited to just 10 games this season due to a torn meniscus in his right knee, will join Team USA for its training camp this summer in preparation for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain, national team coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday. "We expect him to be there that last week of July when we're choosing the team in Vegas," Krzyzewski said during an "ESPNU College Basketball" podcast with host Andy Katz. "He can't make the team unless he's ready to go full bore. And knowing Derrick I would think he'll be ready, and hopefully he'll be 100 percent." ESPN.com

If you were Mitch or Jim or the person responsible for hiring the next head coach of the Lakers, who would that be? James Worthy: "It’s funny, with so many players coming out of high school and one year of college, you're starting to see teams wanting college coaches and stuff like that, but right off the top of my head: I played with Byron Scott, so I know what he brings to the table. I know that he holds people accountable and he’s a defensive kind of genius when it comes to that. I like Nate McMillan. Nate McMillan spent some time with Coach K [Mike Krzyzewski] in USA/international basketball. I think he knows all the players that were on the team. He has a good rapport. But, I got to go with my good friend Byron Scott, if it was up to me." ESPN.com

May 6, 2014 Updates

League sources said the Lakers made their usual run at Duke Head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is not leaving Duke. During the National Championship game, the Lakers interest in Kentucky coach John Calipari was leaked. Coach Cal immediately shot down the idea, although several people involved have said had Coach Cal wanted the job it would have been his. Basketball Insiders

May 1, 2014 Updates

The team is not expected to pursue Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski this time, after unsuccessfully trying to lobby Krzyzewski to leave Durham in the past, but sources say that L.A. is "intrigued" by both Ollie and Calipari. ESPN.com

April 30, 2014 Updates

The bad news: Rose is making the sort of progress that should allow him to proceed with plans to try to make the Team USA roster for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain, a pursuit that will consume more than a month of the summer from mid-August to mid-September. The Bulls can't say so -- especially with Thibodeau serving as a Team USA assistant to Mike Krzyzewski -- but they'd surely prefer that Rose hold off on his full-speed return until training camp next fall. ESPN.com

April 15, 2014 Updates

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker is expected to meet with coach Mike Krzyzewski Tuesday and announce the next day whether or not he will forgo his final three seasons of eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Parker is the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Chicago native averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds while leading the Blue Devils to a 26-9 record, an appearance in the ACC title game and a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Yahoo! Sports

April 11, 2014 Updates
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Mike Krzyzewski instructs Duke students who spend extra-curricular hours playing with a round, orange ball. He gets paid handsomely for it. Coach K will earn $9,682,032 in 2014 according to USA Today. That is about $2.7 million more than Nick Saban, the next highest-paid college coach. That is nearly $4 million more than the next highest-paid college basketball coach, Rick Pitino. That is $9,682,032 more than the amount earned by Duke basketball players in 2014. This figure appears to be significantly more than any other coach in an American professional or college sport that we know of (Bill Belichick’s true salary has only been crudely estimated). The next highest paid, New Orleans’ Sean Payton earns north of $8 million according to ESPN. The Big Lead

March 19, 2014 Updates
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Mike Krzyzewski has essentially ended any and all rumors of Rodney Hood returning to Duke next season. After the redshirt sophomore sunk a pair of free throws with 3.8 seconds left to give his team a 63-62 win against Clemson in the ACC tournament quarterfinals, Krzyzewski lauded the Blue Devil captain for his coachability during his postgame press conference. In the process, the Hall of Fame coach acknowledged the fact that this season would be Hood's first and last in a Duke uniform. The Chronicle

January 23, 2014 Updates
December 15, 2013 Updates

Mike Krzyzewski, the great Duke basketball coach was at Apple Valley on Thursday to watch two of his star recruits for the Class of 2014, Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones and Chicago Whitney Young’s Jahlil Okafor. While naturally being impressed by those two players, both ranked in the top five nationally, he had time to sing the praises of Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, whom he coached on a world championship team and an Olympic winner in 2012. “I love the fact that he’s committed himself,” Krzyzewski said. “[Love] was a member of our world championship team in Istanbul in 2010, and then a key member of our Olympic team in London and will continue to play for the United States. “It shows his commitment to the game, to improvement, to his country. I think he has embraced being here in Minnesota. I think he loves the people here and wants to help build a special team. I love Kevin, no pun intended, I love Kevin Love. I would always want Kevin Love on my team.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Krzyzewski will enter his 40th year of coaching in 2014, and he was asked how long he thinks he’ll continue coaching the game he loves. “I’m trying to beat you as far as how long you still have a radio show and writing,” kidded Krzyzewski, who is a close personal friend. “I don’t think I’ll go that long. But I love where I’m at. I love being at Duke and being able to recruit not only some of the best players in the country but some of the great young men in our country. I’ve really been fortunate to be at a school like Duke that attracts good players but also really special kids.” Krzyzewski did say that the 2016 Olympics in Brazil will be his last with Team USA. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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