HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 27: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils reacts against the Utah Utes during a South Regional Semifinal game of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
8:08 AM 03/26/2018
CBS released a video of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reading a letter to his younger self over the weekend, and it might make the room a bit dusty.
Duke fell to Kansas in an awesome game Sunday night, but that hardly diminishes this awesome video from CBS.
The legendary coach addresses his upbringing, his time at West Point and his unbelievable career at Duke. Good luck watching this and not getting a shade emotional. I rarely say there are videos that you should stop everything to watch. This is without question one of those videos.
“You are not going to believe how lucky you are.”
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 25, 2018
Thats what sports is all about. Coach K came from a working class family, was the first of his family to attend college and now hes the proud owner of five national championship rings. Im not sure theres a more American story than his.
People sometimes forget the power of sports, and its important to recognize that sometimes it is more than a game. Athletics provide people with an avenue to a better life, as proven with Coach K. His legacy means a lot more than final scores, stats, championships and box scores. He has served as a shining example of what it means to be a leader for decades. Its going to be a sad day when he retires, even for people who despise Duke.