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

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2014

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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.

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