Mike Krzyzewski bans NBA teams from watching Duke's practices

Published 1 Comments

Football News

Mike Krzyzewski is a legendary coach in basketball who has, incredibly, never coached in the NBA.

What he has done on the college circuit with Duke and for Team USA, though, has been nothing short of incredible.

After returning from the Rio Olympics with his third Olympic gold medal, Coach K closed the door on his national team exploits and has turned his attention to coaching Duke full-time.

Have your say on GiveMeSport - NBA by taking part in our survey here:

His legacy with the college is almost unparalleled. He holds a record of 970–262 with Duke and has won the NCAA championship five times.

Players like Kyrie Irving and Grant Hill have come from the esteemed university and Krzyzewski has two top freshman forwards who are potential lottery picks in Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum on a team that is stocked with talent once again this year.

However, he's not exposing them before they are ready.

NBA teams were invited to pro days on October 19 and 25 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Yahoo Sports reported on Wednesday. It’s the first time the Blue Devils have utilised a pro day format.

“All other practices will be closed,” Duke told NBA teams in an email.

Coach K has barred NBA teams from attending any other of their practices and if there is one thing for sure, the young Duke stars should trust his methods.

Team USA Olympics
Western Conference
Eastern Conference
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again