Coach K On Precipice Of Historic Win [Photos From Duke Archives]

Jan 23, 2015

This weekend, Duke's legendary basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, or Coach K, might net his 1,000th career win, and there is a lot of buzz.

The team will compete against St. John's, Sunday, at Madison Square  Garden. Sports Illustrated reports that ticket prices have surged. "According to ticket data aggregator TiqIQ.com, tickets for the game are selling for an average of $384.54 on the resale market, which is 237.45 percent more expensive than the average St. John's game at Madison Square Garden," they report.

ESPN published a feature story, "Do You Know Mike Krzyzewski?" with the subtitle "His friends, family and the people closest to him say you know the coach -- not the man."

We asked the nice folks at Duke Basketball to take a look into the archives to give us a photographic representation of the breadth of Coach K's career. Here's what they came up with:

Coach K and team in the locker room, 1983. This was his third year as the Duke head coach:

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A young Coach K speaks with top player Billy King in the 1980s:

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Coach K hugging Steve Wojciechowski after Coach K earned his 500th career win:

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Coach K with Bobby Knight after Coach K earned his 903rd career win to become the all-time winningest NCAA Division I Coach. Duke defeated Michigan State that day:

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Coach K stepping off the bus after returning to Cameron Indoor Stadium following his 903rd win:

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