Coach K Visits Paul George in Hospital After Star Suffers Leg Injury

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2014


Many Team USA basketball players have spoken of the positive relationship they've formed with national team coach Mike Krzyzewski. Former Duke star Jay Williams posted a photo on Twitter that helps in part explain why Coach K is so revered:

Krzyzewski is shown sharing an embrace with Paul George, who suffered a gruesome leg injury during Friday night's Blue-White USA scrimmage in Las Vegas.

Coach K's decades with the Blue Devils have helped make him a pantomime villain for many in the basketball world. Yet even his most ardent critics should be moved by that picture and view it as a testament to the respect and admiration he commands from his players.