Seventh season of “Basketball and Beyond with Coach K,” featuring the renowned Duke University and Team USA basketball coach, airs weekly on Mad Dog Radio, channel 86
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon will be guests on season premiere
Listeners nationwide can tune in week to week to hear Coach K as he approaches the all-time Division I wins record
NEW YORK – October 17, 2011 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University and USA Men’s Basketball teams, will debut the seventh season of his weekly SiriusXM show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, on Tuesday, October 18 (7:00 pm ET) on Mad Dog Radio, channel 86.
Following the debut show a new episode will premier each week through college basketball season on Mad Dog Radio and will replay multiple times on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.
Each week, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K features discussions on a wide array of subjects – from college basketball and other sports to current events – and showcases Krzyzewski’s personal perspective on principles for life on and off the court. Coach K and his co-host, Dave Sims, interview a variety of special guests, including business leaders, entertainers, coaches and athletes. Guests who have joined Coach K on past programs include U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Bob Knight, Joe Torre, LeBron James, John Thompson, Kobe Bryant, Pat Summitt, John Madden, Nick Saban, and NASCAR legend Richard Petty.
On tomorrow’s season premier, Coach K will interview Syracuse University head coach Jim Boeheim and University of Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, whose programs will join Duke in the ACC in the future.
“We are ecstatic to start our seventh season of Basketball and Beyond on SiriusXM,” said Krzyzewski. “This show presents a terrific outlet for us to connect with some of the top sports and business figures in the country. Certainly, Dave and I look forward to the conversation with such accomplished personalities each week. It is an honor for us to be part of the SiriusXM team, and more specifically, the Mad Dog Radio team.”
During last March’s NCAA Tournament, Coach K recorded his 900th victory as a head coach, and he enters the 2011-12 season just three wins shy of becoming the winningest coach in Division I men’s college basketball history. In 36 years as a head coach, Coach K has built one of the top coaching resumes of all-time. He has compiled an extraordinary 900-284 record, led Duke to four NCAA Championships (1991, 1992, 2001 and 2010) and guided the Blue Devils to 13 ACC Tournament championships and 11 Final Four appearances. His teams consistently boast one of the best graduation rates in college basketball.
As head coach of the USA Senior National Team, Krzyzewski guided the team to the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships and will coach the squad in the 2012 London Olympic Games. During his tenure as head coach of the USA team from 2006-08, Krzyzewski coached the team to gold at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, where they recorded an 8-0 record, averaged 106 points per game and won by an average margin of 27.9 points.
Krzyzewski was inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on October 5, 2001.
In addition to Coach K’s program, SiriusXM carries live play-by-play coverage of Duke basketball games throughout the season. SiriusXM is the leading broadcaster of live college sporting events and offers play by play from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, SEC and other NCAA Division I conferences.