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Five-point play : Duke's journey to the 2001 National Championship
Krzyzewski, Mike.
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New York : Warner Books, [2001]

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xii, 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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During the 2000-2001 college basketball year, Coach K guided a very young Duke University basketball team through a turbulent season with many unexpected ups and downs but, eventually won the national championship.

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Mike Krzyzewski was born on February 13, 1947. He graduated with a B.S. degree from West Point and served five years as an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1974. He held coaching positions at Indiana University and West Point before becoming the head coach of the Duke Men's Basketball Team in 1980. He is a 12-time National Coach of the Year award winner and in 2001 he was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the head coach of the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program for 2006-2008.

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Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ("Coach K") is a legend-in-progress. He is respected by his peers, revered by his players, and has become an embodiment of the positive aspects of big-time college sports. A serious back problem a few years ago forced him to sit out a year, providing perspective. He's still a passionate competitor but doesn't measure his success solely in wins and losses. Understanding all that, he's still a helluva basketball coach, as evidenced by last season's national championship with an injury-riddled roster. This is an account of that championship season, with Coach K's insights complemented by those of the players and other coaches. It begins with preseason assessments of the players, noting their physical and mental readiness for the six-month grind ahead. It's fascinating to read Coach K's take on an athlete, then learn the player's perspective, and finally see how it all turned out. Watching how Coach K thinks, the reader gains a tangible understanding of the truism that coaching is more about teaching and counseling than it is about drawing plays on a chalkboard. This is an enriching glimpse into the dynamics of a basketball dynasty that values integrity as much as it does hang time. --Wes Lukowsky

Table of Contents

Shane Battier
Forewordp. ix
Prologuep. 1
Preseasonp. 5
Preseason NITp. 31
Early Regular Seasonp. 41
ACC Regular Seasonp. 65
Final Regular-Season Gamep. 119
ACC Tournamentp. 149
NCAA Tournament East Regionp. 163
The Final Fourp. 187
Epiloguep. 227
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
About the Authorsp. 239