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True Blue: A Tribute to Mike Krzyzewski's Career at Duke

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It’s been over thirty years since Mike Krzyzewski became the head basketball coach at Duke University. And on November 15, 2011, Coach K became the most successful coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history with his 903rd victory. Now the impact and inspiration of this living legend is captured in this newly revised edition of True Blue. In this one-of-a-kind volume, Dick “Hoops” Weiss brings together over twenty of the friends, colleagues, and players who know Coach K best. From the reminiscences of Tom Butters, the A.D. who hired him, to the analysis of ESPN legend Dick Vitale, who covers the ACC on a regular basis, this book provides unparalleled, intimate insights into the Krzyzewski era at Duke. Players like Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, and more all recall how they were recruited, played for The Captain, and emerged from their years at Duke as men prepared to take their places in the world. True Blue isn’t just a chronology of wins and losses. It is a portrait of a complex man who conceived and executed a simple plan: to make Duke basketball and himself the best they can be.

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Celebrating the life and career of a Duke legend!

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Its been over thirty years since Mike Krzyzewski became the head basketball coach at Duke University. And on November 15, 2011, Coach K became the most successful coach in NCAA Division I mens basketball history with his 903rd victory. Now the impact and inspiration of this living legend is captured in this newly revised edition of True Blue. In this one-of-a-kind volume, Dick “Hoops” Weiss brings together over twenty of the friends, colleagues, and players who know Coach K best. From the reminiscences of Tom Butters, the A.D. who hired him, to the analysis of ESPN legend Dick Vitale, who covers the ACC on a regular basis, this book provides unparalleled, intimate insights into the Krzyzewski era at Duke. Players like Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, and more all recall how they were recruited, played for The Captain, and emerged from their years at Duke as men prepared to take their places in the world. True Blue isnt just a chronology of wins and losses. It is a portrait of a complex man who conceived and executed a simple plan: to make Duke basketball and himself the best they can be.

About the Author

Dick Weiss is a sportswriter for the New York Daily News and previously worked for nineteen years at the Philadelphia Daily News. He is a past president of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the College Football Writers of America. Weiss has received the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award, the NIT Media Award and the Big East Media Award. He has coauthored books with Rick Pitino, John Calipari, and Dick Vitale.Jim Sumner is a historian, scholar, and writer with a passion for Southern sports. A graduate of Duke University, Sumner worked as a public historian for the North Carolina Division of Archives and History for thirty years. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.Jim Boeheim is the head coach of men’s basketball at Syracuse University. He holds the second highest win-lose record in the NCAA of active men’s basketball coaches. He will serve as assistant coach of the U.S. Men’s basketball team at the 2012 Olympics.Al Featherston graduated from Duke in 1974 and has been covering ACC basketball ever since. His work has appeared regularly in the Burlington Times-News, the Durham Herald-Sun, as well as the wildly popular blog GoDuke.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781613212349
Author:
Weiss, Dick
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Author:
Boeheim, Jim
Author:
l Featherston
Author:
Featherston, Al
Author:
Sumner, Jim
Author:
A
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Its been over thirty years since Mike Krzyzewski became the head basketball coach at Duke University. And on November 15, 2011, Coach K became the most successful coach in NCAA Division I mens basketball history with his 903rd victory. Now the impact and inspiration of this living legend is captured in this newly revised edition of True Blue. In this one-of-a-kind volume, Dick “Hoops” Weiss brings together over twenty of the friends, colleagues, and players who know Coach K best. From the reminiscences of Tom Butters, the A.D. who hired him, to the analysis of ESPN legend Dick Vitale, who covers the ACC on a regular basis, this book provides unparalleled, intimate insights into the Krzyzewski era at Duke. Players like Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, and more all recall how they were recruited, played for The Captain, and emerged from their years at Duke as men prepared to take their places in the world. True Blue isnt just a chronology of wins and losses. It is a portrait of a complex man who conceived and executed a simple plan: to make Duke basketball and himself the best they can be.
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