COACH K TO HOST FIFTH SEASON OF BASKETBALL AND BEYOND ON SIRIUS XM RADIO
Weekly show hosted by Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski debuts October 21 on Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144
NEW YORK – October 20, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Mike Krzyzewski, the head coach of the Duke University and USA Men’s Basketball teams, will return to host his weekly talk show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K. The show’s fifth season debuts Wednesday, October 21 (7:00-8:00 pm ET), on SIRIUS XM’s all-sports channel, Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144.
Each week, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will feature discussions on a wide array of topical issues, covering the state of college basketball and showcasing Krzyzewski’s personal perspective on principles for life on and off the court. Coach K and his returning co-host, Dave Sims, will interview a variety of special guests, including business leaders, entertainers, coaches and athletes.
Krzyzewski has one of the top coaching resumes of all-time. In 34 years as a head coach, Coach K has compiled a 833-274 record, led Duke to three NCAA Championships (1991, 1992 and 2001), guided the Blue Devils to 10 Final Four appearances, and mentored seven National Players of the Year. The Blue Devils, who have been ranked No. 1 in 13 different seasons, have won 11 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles and 11 ACC Tournament championships.
From 2006-08, Krzyzewski served as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team program, which won gold at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. The squad recorded a perfect 8-0 record in the Olympics, averaging 106 points per game and winning by an average margin of 27.9 points. He will coach the USA Senior National Team again from 2010-12, beginning with next summer’s World Championships in Turkey.
Krzyzewski was inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on October 5, 2001. He has co-written four books, including “Leading with the Heart,” which reached the New York Times best-seller list in 2000.
Sims, the show’s co-host and a two-time Emmy Award winner, is a veteran broadcaster with experience hosting talk shows, calling play-by-play, and anchoring and reporting sports news. Sims continues to serve as a play-by-play announcer for NFL and college basketball games, including NCAA Tournament games, on national television and radio. He is also the TV play-by-play voice of MLB’s Seattle Mariners.
In addition to Coach K’s program, SIRIUS XM carries live play-by-play coverage of Duke basketball games throughout the season. SIRIUS XM’s college sports coverage includes basketball and football games from the ACC, SEC, Pac-10, Big 12, Big Ten, Big East and a variety of other NCAA Division I conferences.