Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and former Blue Devils point guard Bobby Hurley were inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night.
“When I heard I was in, I was wondering if (athletic director) Kevin White was trying to get me out of here,” Coach K joked, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“It’s kind of neat to do it when you’re still coaching because you get to bring all the guys in,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s like a little bit of a renewal or revival …
“When you’re in a hall of fame it’s kind of you’re immortalized. It’s forever. And to have that honor given to you from the place you love, Duke’s done a lot for me. People say we’ve done a lot for Duke, but Duke’s done more for us than we’ll ever do for Duke.”
Krzyzewski is entering his 32nd season at Duke and has won 13 ACC championships and advanced to 11 Final Fours. He has won 900 career games and needs three to pass his former coach, Bob Knight, as the winningest coach in Division I basketball history.
Hurley, the former St. Anthony star, led Duke to back-to-back NCAA titles under Coach K in 1991 and ’92. He’s now an assistant at Wagner College on Staten Island under his younger brother, Dan.
“I played for maybe the greatest coach of all time,” Hurley said, according to the Observer. “I was the lucky guy. Coach allowed me to be myself, to learn from mistakes at times early in my career because he had the vision of maybe what I could do and what I could ultimately bring to the table.
“He trusted me. He was secure enough to allow our team to be good without micro-managing every possession.”
(Photo courtesy Charlotte Observer)
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.