Duke Basketball Coach K Wins 1K

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham is pleased to announce that local Duke Mens Basketball Coach, Mike Krzyzewski, had his 1,000th victory on Sunday January 25, 2015!  It all happened in the famous Madison Square Garden Arena playing against St. John’s.  At one point Duke was trailing by ten points.  Even fans on Twitter were wondering if Duke could pull off the win.

“We were so gritty in the last 10 minutes,” Krzyzewski said. “It was tough to get involved with 1,000. I was just trying to survive this game, which is how you get to 1,000.”

Coach K continued, “You know, to see the happiness of my players makes it good. We have to keep it in perspective. It makes us 17-2 and we’ve got to go to Notre Dame on Wednesday, but for this moment, for basketball, for the game and for this program, we’ll enjoy this one right now.”

He gave credit to his former coach, Coach Bobby Knight, calling him, “one of the greatest coaches of all time.”  He also was quick to say that, “Everybody who played for me is a part of this.  You know, the coach gets the credit, but we would not be here today without the players.” 

As many know, Coach K also coached the Men’s USA Basketball team who earned the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics!

2012 Olympic Men's Basketball Champions

The YouTube video below shows features praise from Coach K’s current and past players, including NBA professional basketball player Grant Hill:

  • “We are a family.” 
  • “He knew how to get the best from me.” 
  • “He helped me grow.”
  • “Great trust is always earned and having his trust gave me a lot of confidence.”
  • “He gives you an opportunity to talk to him off the court.”
  • “I love talking to him.”
  • “I always want to be on top of my game in front of him.”
  • “Believing in him and trusting him came very natural to me.” 
  • “He is not only a mentor, but a great friend and someone I have a tremendous respect for.” 
  • “Coach really let me go out there and play and he pushed me to be the player he thought I could be.”
  • “Coach K is the greatest coach of all time and even better is the greatest mentor of all time!”

We (Monica and Daniel) are so proud of the athletic achievements in happening in the Bull City.  North Carolina Central University also has high performing student athletic teams.  The Durham Bulls were voted the #1 Minor League Baseball team in the country last season. 

When guests come to Morehead Manor, they have access to all that the Durham area offers.  Including the following:

We invite guests to enjoy their stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham. Each morning we serve a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared.  Wake up to tasty homemade goodness!  Valentine’s Day is just a little more than two weeks away.  Make your reservations before we are completely booked!

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