On a cloudless, cool May Sunday morning, Coach K was again exhorting Duke students -- reminding them that attitude, belief, preparation and execution are the keys to being a part of a successful team -- except this time his words were directed at Duke's Class of 2016 during the university's 164th commencement ceremonies.
Krzyzewski isn't just a coach these days, but an institution. The framework of the entire university is shaped by his program, and in turn, by Cameron Indoor itself. Etched in my memory are the slate of banners hung in the rafters, one after another, after another. Four national titles, 11 Final Fours -- and Krzyzewski's latest accomplishment, 1,000 career wins, an unprecedented feat and a banner that rightfully hangs all by itself.