Mike Krzyzewski Wins 1,000th Career Game as Duke Head Coach

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 12, 2017

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils directs his team against the Elon Phoenix at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 10, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 97-68. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski can check off another milestone on his career resume after earning his 1,000th career victory with the Blue Devils.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Krzyzewski won his 1,000th game as head coach at Duke on Saturday when the Blue Devils defeated Utah Valley, 99-69.

The victory was Krzyzewski's 1,073rd as a head coach dating back to his five-year tenure at Army from 1975-80.

Coach K is already the winningest head coach in Division I men's basketball history, with Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim as the only other member of the 1,000-win club.

With five national titles already under his belt, Krzyzewski's career resume stacks up against the best coaches in basketball history. He holds the NCAA record for most career appearances in the Final Four (12) and NCAA tournament games won (91).

At 70 years old, Krzyzewski is showing no signs of slowing down. His Blue Devils started the 2017-18 season ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll, and they just landed RJ Barrett, the best recruit in next year's freshman class, per 247Sports' composite rankings.

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