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Coach K’s Home Is As Impressive As His Coaching Resume (Photos)
Tuesday night, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski became the all-time winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball. Victory number 903 surpassed the mark previously held by Coach K’s mentor and close friend Bob Knight. In his 32 years at the Durham, North Carolina academic powerhouse, Krzyzewski has appeared in 11 Final Fours, capturing the national championship on four occasions (’91, ’92, ’01, ’10).
In addition to his accomplishments at Duke, the 2001 Hall of Fame inductee led Team USA to the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Krzyzewski’s path to the Mount Rushmore of college basketball coaches began in earnest when he served as captain of the basketball team at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. Krzyzewski learned under the tutelage of the previously mentioned Knight, who was Army’s head coach from 1965-1971.
Krzyzewski would later lead the Black Knights from 1975-1980, before heading south to ACC country.
Since arriving in Durham, Krzyzewski has amassed a great deal of both fame and fortune. His large salary, set amongst the backdrop of the reasonably priced Raleigh-Durham real estate market, has afforded the Krzyzewski family a very comfortable life and Coach K a very easy commute to the Duke campus.
Any wonder why Krzyzewski turned down past offers to coach the Celtics, Lakers and Nets?
Located four miles west of the Michael W. Krzyzewski Center, the sight of the Blue Devil basketball offices, the Krzyzewski’s live in a 7,638 square foot home, on a plot of land that spans more than 11 acres.
Take a look at an aerial photo of the home and a wider aerial photo displaying Coach K’s massive plot of land.
The home is valued somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.1 to $1.3 million, depending on who you ask.
With an annual salary of more than $5 million, Mike Krzyzewski has built a private life of comfort, space and professional fulfillment, amid the hallowed gyms of North Carolina’s legendary Tobacco Road.
Not bad for a guy whose greatest claim to fame used to involve the difficulties that come with spelling and pronouncing the name K-r-z-y-z-e-w-s-k-i.
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