Coach K and Coach Knight, the only two coaches in NCAA history with 900 career wins, discuss their milestone, the NCAA Tournament and other topics
Next edition of Mike Krzyzewski’s weekly talk show debuts Wednesday, March 23 (7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT)
NEW YORK – March 22, 2011 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that the next edition of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, the weekly show hosted by Duke University and U.S. Men’s National Team coach Mike Krzyzewski, will debut Wednesday, March 23 (7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT) on Mad Dog Radio (Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144) and feature a special interview with Coach K’s mentor and former coach, Bob Knight.
Krzyzewski recorded his 900th career coaching victory Sunday with the Blue Devils’ third-round win over Michigan, becoming the second coach in history to reach that mark and putting him two wins behind Knight who holds the all-time record with 902.
Coach K’s and Coach Knight’s careers have been intertwined since Krzyzewski played for Knight at the U.S. Military Academy in the late 1960s. Coach K’s first job in college basketball came when he was offered a graduate assistant position by Knight at the University of Indiana and, like Knight, Krzyzewski’s first head coaching job was at West Point.
On this week’s show, Krzyzewski and Knight discuss what reaching the 900-win milestone means to them and their players:
Coach Knight: “It isn’t how many games that you’ve won or you’ve won the most or you’re going to win the most or whatever. It’s kinda the fact that you’ve gotten to a plateau that during the time that you’ve coached nobody else has ever gotten to. And that’s a reflection, as you well know and as you’ve said, on all the people that have played for you. … It includes everybody that helped you win a game during all that time and each of those kids can remember back to some game they hit a free throw or they stole the ball, blocked a shot or made a basket or whatever.”
Coach K: “I’ve gotten so many calls and texts from former players saying how they’ve remembered their moments. That’s what you want them to remember. I just want to thank you, Coach. There’s no way that I’m here doing what I’m doing without having made that decision to play for you at West Point and then you giving me opportunities along the way to learn from you and from the people around you.”
Coach K and Coach Knight also discuss this year’s NCAA Tournament, the state of college basketball and the relationship between the college and pro games.
After Wednesday night’s debut, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will replay on:
- Thursday, March 24, 6:00 am ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation (Sirius channel 122 and XM channel 143).
- Saturday, March 26, 7:00 am ET on Mad Dog Radio.
- Saturday, March 26, 8:00 am ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation
- Sunday, March 27, 7:00 am ET on Mad Dog Radio.
Basketball and Beyond with Coach K airs weekly throughout the college basketball season and NCAA Tournament. The exclusive show features 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, plus interviews with a variety of special guests, including business leaders, entertainers, coaches and athletes.