NCAA tennis tournament: Duke, UNC, NC State in Elite 8
Three Triangle ACC women’s tennis teams are preparing for the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament this week in Orlando, Florida.
N.C. State, Duke and UNC all advanced to the Elite 8.
The Blue Devils defeated No. 9 UCF, the No. 1 Tar Heels defeated No. 16 California and the No 6. Wolfpack knocked off USC.
N.C. State (19-5) will take on o. 3 Georgia at 11 a.m. on Wednesday on the TennisOne app, while UNC (29-0) and Duke (18-6) will square off against each other at 7:30 p.m. on the Tennis Channel.
Here are five things you need to know.
1. New territory for the Wolfpack
The run to the quarterfinals is a historic one for N.C. State, making its deepest NCAA run in school history. This is the fifth-straight NCAA appearance for the Wolfpack, a record streak for the program.
“It’s been really a two-year road to get to this point,” N. C. State head coach Simon Earnshaw said Tuesday in a Zoom call with the media.
The Wolfpack hosted a Super Regional in 2019 and COVID-19 cut short its season last spring, meaning their long journey to the Elite 8 was delayed, but the trip is greatly appreciated this time around.
“Sometimes in tough times positive opportunities arrive and we got that,” Earnshaw said. “We were able to capitalize that match on Sunday and we are able to play again (Wednesday).”
This is also the first time the Pack has multiple players, in singles and doubles, earn draws for the NCAA championships.
Graduate Anna Rogers admitted she never expected any of this when she came in as a freshman.
“I didn’t even know any of this really existed,” Rogers said. “It’s crazy to see how far we’ve come, literally started from the bottom and we are here now. It’s pretty crazy to see the evolution of the team over the years, it’s just so rewarding because of how hard we’ve worked to get to this point and how much respect we had to gain along the way. It feels amazing.”
2. The ACC is well represented
In the women’s bracket, half of the quarterfinals are made up of schools from the ACC — Duke, N.C. State, UNC and Florida State.
That’s a bright spot for the conference for sure, but it was a gauntlet in the league to get to this point, Earnshaw explains.
“Hopefully strength in numbers will raise everyone up,” Earnshaw said. “But you can also just cannibalize one another in a way to get to this point. I think for us it helped us. In this conference we’ve got some amazing coaches and you look at the individual rankings and it’s really been a strong, strong year.”
Eight players from the ACC are ranked in the top 25, including UNC’s Sara Daavettila, who is No. 4. The Tar Heels have three players ranked in the top 10.
3. Speaking of Sara Daavettila
Daavettila, a senior who’s the No. 2 seed in the tournament, is closing in on some serious marks for the No. 1 seed Tar Heels.
With her NCAA tournament win over Cal’s Haley Giavara on May 16, Daavettila picked up career win No. 144, which ranks second in school history. She’s 8-2 all-time in singles play.
4. Tar Heels vs. Blue Devils: the greatest rivalry takes on tennis
It’s no secret that the rivalry between the Duke and UNC is one of the best in college sports, especially on the hardwood. Wednesday in Florida, however, it will be the tennis court where the Blue Devils and Tar Heels will fight for a chance at the Final Four.
The No. 1 Heels hold a 4-1 advantage over the unseeded Blue Devils in the NCAA Team Championships. In their previous quarterfinals showdown in 2010, UNC won, 4-3.
In the previous meeting the Tar Heels defeated Duke, 6-1, in Chapel Hill. The last matchup, though, has nothing to do with the rematch with so much on the line.
“Every match you play is going to be different,” Daavettila said. “Going into tournament season everyone always brings out their best. I think it’s going to be a very different match. We are very excited for the challenge and definitely going in with no reflection of the last match, just going in ready to play. ”
Playing in prime time, under the lights, is good exposure for the rivalry, but shouldn’t impact the play on the court too much.
“When you play a rival like that,” UNC coach Brian Kalbas said, “it doesn’t really matter where you play.”
5. Duke is the last unseeded team standing
Duke is the one team remaining that didn’t come into the tournament with a seed, having to work it’s way to this point as an underdog.
“We just keep getting better,” Blue Devils coach Jamie Ashworth. “I think this team has a lot left.”
Duke started its journey to the quarterfinals in Waco, Texas on May 7, knocking off Alabama, 4-0, then Baylor, 4-3, the following day. Even though they were playing at a neutral site against UCF, it felt like a home game for the Knights, but the Blue Devils won 4-3.
Now the team not many expected to be here has a showdown with a familiar foe for a shot at the Final Four.
Duke got here by not worrying about rankings or lack thereof.
“We’re playing free,” Ashworth said. “We’re playing really with no pressure on us. I don’t think anyone on our team paid attention to the seeding or that kind of stuff. We just wanted the next opportunity. Whatever opportunity we’ve been given we’ve been able to take advantage of.”
NC State vs. Georgia
When: 11 a.m., Wednesday
Watch: TennisOne app
UNC vs. Duke
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday
Watch: Tennis Channel
This story was originally published May 18, 2021 4:57 PM.
Sports reporter Jonas Pope IV has covered college recruiting, high school sports, NC Central, NC State and the ACC for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer.
Florida State Seminoles soccer vs. Duke: How to watch, stream, preview
After taking down Penn State 3-1 in the Sweet 16, No. 1 Florida State Seminoles soccer is taking on a familiar foe in the Elite 8 — No. 9 Duke.
From our Prince Akeem Joeffer:
If opponents don’t figure out a way to disrupt FSU’s possession it will be very hard to beat the Seminoles. One way to do it is to take control of the midfield. However, the midfield is FSU’s strength. The Seminoles have several extremely good midfield players. It is Florida State’s strongest position group. It is very hard to control the midfield against players like Jaelin Howell, Yujie Zhao, Clara Robbins, Jenna Nighswonger, etc.
The other way to beat FSU is to catch them on the counter attack. Penn State actually did this today for their first goal. The Nittany Lions executed the counter perfectly and were rewarded with the goal. The problem is that teams will probably need to hit the counter attack more than once or get lucky in some other way because it is very hard to successfully absorb FSU’s pressure for 90 minutes. PSU wasn’t able to do it today and I’m not sure that there is a team in this tournament that can do it but we’ll see.
It looks like Florida State is really starting to find a groove in this tournament. However, as we all know it only takes one bad game to get sent home. FSU will try again to avoid that bad game on Sunday.
The Blue Devils took down Arizona State in a double-overtime thriller to kick off the tournament and then snuck by Ole Miss 1-0 after scoring early and parking the bus.
How to Watch
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Some game notes and team stats from FSU Sports Info:
- Sunday’s meeting between the Seminoles and the Blue Devils will be the 33rd meeting between the two programs.
- Florida State is 16-10-6 all-time against Duke. Florida State is 3-1 in games played in Cary, N.C. The Seminoles are 14-4-4 against Duke under head coach Mark Krikorian.
- Florida State has out-scored Duke 45-35 with 14 shutouts in the first 32 games of the series.
- Since Krikorian took over the Seminoles in 2005, Florida State has out-scored the Blue Devils 31-16 with 12 of their 14 wins coming by way of a shutout.
- The two teams met twice this season: FSU shutout the Blue Devils 1-0 on a last second goal by Jaelin Howell in the first meeting and shut them out once again in the semis of the NCAA Tournament, 4-0.
- Duke is led offensively by Tess Boade. She has 15 points on the season, coming from six goals and three assists. Caitlin Cosme and Olivia Migli both have six goals of their own as well. In goal, Duke is led by Ruthie Jones. She has played in 19 games this season and has only allowed 14 goals with 48 saves.
Duke vs. Michigan State odds: Advanced computer model locks in 2019 NCAA Tournament Elite 8 picks, predictions
Two college basketball blue-bloods collide Sunday when 1-seed Duke and 2-seed Michigan State meet in a highly-anticipated 2019 NCAA Tournament Elite 8 matchup. Tip-off from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., is set for 5:05 p.m. ET. This star-studded showdown features two Hall of Fame coaches, as Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski holds a distinct advantage over Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. In fact, Krzyzewski boasts a remarkable 11-1 record against Izzo, including a 3-1 mark in the NCAA Tournament. However, in those 12 meetings, each team covered six times. Now, the pair will meet with a trip to the 2019 Final Four on the line. Coach K’s Blue Devils are favored by two in the latest Duke vs. Michigan State odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 150.5, down three from the opener. Before making any Duke vs. Michigan State picks of your own, see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $4,000 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It’s also on fire in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, calling 14 of the Sweet 16 teams straight-up. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Duke vs. Michigan State. We can tell you it is leaning under, and it also says one side of the spread cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account that Duke has won its past two games by a combined three points. The Blue Devils survived a second-half surge from UCF in the second round and then came from behind to beat Virginia Tech by two in the Sweet 16.
The Blue Devils have had plenty of success against Michigan State in recent years, winning five consecutive games against the Spartans. The Blue Devils will need another clutch performance from their freshmen phenoms if they want to advance to the Final Four. Zion Williamson has scored 80 total points in three tournament games, while R.J. Barrett dropped 18 points and 11 assists against Virginia Tech. However, it was Tre Jones who led the charge for Duke against the Hokies. Jones went 5-of-7 from behind the arc for a career-high 22 points, and he’ll need to be a main facilitator again on Sunday for the Blue Devils to have success.
But just because the Blue Devils have plenty of firepower does not guarantee they cover the Duke vs. Michigan State spread in the Elite Eight on Sunday.
Michigan State, making its 22nd straight NCAA Tournament appearance and 33rd overall, has reached nine Final Fours and won two national championships. Michigan State also has the edge over the Blue Devils in field goal and 3-point percentage. The Spartans are 14th nationally in field goal percentage (48.6) compared to Duke, which is 28th at 47.7.
Their biggest edge is in 3-point shooting, where the Spartans are 24th overall (38.1 percent), while Duke is 331st at 30.7. Michigan State is led by Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston, who had 26 points in the first-round win over Bradley and is the only player in the country averaging at least 18 points per game, seven assists and shooting 40 percent from 3-point range.
And Duke may be without star forward Cam Reddish, who is a game-time decision with a knee injury. Reddish sat out Duke’s extremely tight victory against Virginia Tech on Friday.
So who wins Michigan State vs. Duke? And which side of the spread cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Michigan State vs. Duke spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,000 on its college basketball picks, and find out.
Duke vs. Michigan State: Blue Devils screwed up end of game in 3 ways
The Michigan State Spartans have stunned Duke in the Elite Eight. MSU upset the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament with a 68-67 victory to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2015.
Duke trailed most of the game, but took a three-point lead with 1:44 left on a tough finish by Zion Williamson. MSU answered on the other end with a layup from Xavier Tillman off a feed from Cassius Winston to cut the lead to one.
These are the types of games Duke has been able to survive throughout the tournament, first outlasting UCF when the Knights missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer, and then against Virginia Tech, when the Hokies blew a point-blank look that would have sent the game to overtime. This time, Duke wouldn’t be so lucky.
Zion Williamson lost Kenny Goins on the go-ahead bracket
The Spartans had a chance to take the lead the next time they got the ball after Tillman’s bucket. Tom Izzo drew up a play to go Kenny Goins a look from three, running Winston at Williamson to set a screen and allow Goins to pop out. Winston attracted both Williamson and Tre Jones as Goins splashed the go-ahead jumper with 39 seconds left.
Duke went away from Zion Williamson in crunch-time
When Duke needed a bucket, it was R.J. Barrett shooting the ball, not Williamson.
Barrett missed a long two-pointer with Duke up one with 53 seconds left. After Goins put the Blue Devils in front, Barrett missed another three-pointer, only to see his team grab the offensive board. After a timeout, Barrett got the ball again, drove it to the rim, and drew a foul. Barrett had Williamson cutting behind him, but didn’t see him.
Barrett missed the first free throw. He tried to miss the second, but it went in. Duke was now down one with 5.9 seconds left as the Spartans inbounded the ball.
Duke didn’t have enough fouls to get the ball back
Duke potentially would have had another offensive chance if it didn’t need to foul Michigan State four times to get them in the bonus.
Winston burned Barrett after the first foul, and Michigan State ran out the clock to win the game.
Williamson and Duke towered over this entire college basketball season, but it’s a Michigan State team without a projected first round NBA draft pick that sends them packing in the Elite Eight for the second year in a row. Williamson was incredible, finishing with 24 points, 14 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks. Barrett added 20 points, six rebounds, and six assists. It still wasn’t enough.
The Spartans will face Texas Tech in the Final Four.
Duke Had Too Many Fouls to Give in Loss to Michigan State in March Madness
- Michigan State beat Duke in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
- Down the stretch, with Duke trailing by one, they were suddenly at a disadvantage because they needed to foul four times in six seconds to stop the clock and send Michigan State to the free throw line.
- On the ensuing inbounds, Michigan State escaped Duke, and ran out the clock to advance in the NCAA Tournament.
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The Duke Blue Devils lost to the Michigan State Spartans, 68-67, on Sunday in the Elite Eight.
The loss ends the NCAA Tournament run for the overwhelming favorites, while Michigan State advances to the Final Four to play Texas Tech.
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The game did not end on any wild buzzer-beaters or game-changing plays, but one facet of the game turned out to be a major disadvantage for Duke down the stretch.
With the Spartans leading 68-66, Duke forward R.J. Barrett got sent to the free throw line with six seconds remaining. He missed the first, then attempted to intentionally miss the second shot — with the hope that Duke could get the offensive rebound and tie the game — but the ball bounced in.
Duke fouled Michigan State when they inbounded the ball, but there was one problem — Duke still had three fouls to give to send the Spartans to the free throw line. While it would normally be an advantage to have only fouled three times prior to the end-of-game strategy, in Duke’s case, it meant that in the course of six seconds, they had to commit three fouls just to send Michigan State to the line, then go full-court to go for the game-tying or game-winning shot.
Duke’s only real chance was to get a steal on the inbounds pass. Unfortunately, for Duke, on the inbounds, Michigan State guard Cassius Winston got away from all of Duke’s defenders, sprinted into the open court, and ran out the clock.
There’s no saying how the game would have turned out if Duke had been at the foul limit and been able to send Michigan State to the line. But they would have gotten a chance to get the ball back and tie or win the game, as most teams do in that scenario. Instead, Duke’s sound defense ended up hurting them down the stretch.
Duke is now likely to lose four starters to the NBA — Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish, Tre Jones, and Barrett.
Meanwhile, Michigan State moves on with a group head coach Tom Izzo described as “warriors.”
Duke’s testy season ends without a defeat, but that doesn’t mean the Blue Devils didn’t lose big
It’s not the that the 2021 Duke Blue Devils suddenly were going to morph into the 1991 Blue Devils. It’s that the 2021 Blue Devils were starting to look like themselves — what the scouts and analysts suggested they’d be, what their coaches imagined was possible, what their fans hoped would emerge.
It’s over now, the cruelest end to a Blue Devils season since the last one. Maybe this is even worse. Last year’s team had a 25-6 record at the close of the regular season and a legitimate shot at doing Duke-type things in March, but when the global pandemic was declared, the NCAA Tournament was canceled a day later. So nobody got to enjoy March Madness. The Devils even received the small consolation of starring in the rebroadcast of the classic 1992 Elite Eight matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats.
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This time, 68 teams will go on and play in the NCAAs. As Wednesday passed into Thursday, Duke still was unlikely to be one of them. But there was a chance. And then a positive COVID-19 test developed from someone in the team’s closest circle — called “Tier 1” in coronavirus protocol parlance — and the Blue Devils had to withdraw from the ACC Tournament.
There was bound to be some March sadness in a college basketball season that has been impacted so profoundly by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s weird that Duke will end its season without a defeat for the sixth time, but the other five all brought NCAA championships and this one will stop the program’s consecutive NCAA Tournament streak at 24.
Duke seemed as unlikely as anyone to depart the season in this manner. According to athletic director Kevin White, the Blue Devils made it through the entire season without a single positive test among its players and coaches.
“We are disappointed we cannot keep fighting together as a group after two outstanding days in Greensboro,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement from the university. “This season was a challenge for every team across the country, and, as we have seen over and over, this global pandemic is very cruel and is not yet over. As many safeguards as we implemented, no one is immune to this terrible virus.”
After completing the regular season with an 11-11 record, the Devils had played exceptionally well in the first two days of the tournament, though only four days earlier they had been non-competitive in a matchup with their fierce rival, North Carolina.
They were expected to defeat Boston College, but they blew out the Eagles from the jump and converted 15-of-32 from 3-point range. Louisville had swept Duke in the regular season, but the Devils owned the game, with developing 7-footer Mark Williams turning in a dominant, 23-point, 19-rebound performance. With quarterfinal opponent Florida State slumping to two losses in its previous three games, continued advancement for the Devils suddenly did not seem so fantastic. And the longer they stayed alive, the more realistic their NCAA Tournament chances became.
“While our season was different than any other that I can remember, I loved the 2020-21 Duke Basketball team and was honored to be their coach,” Krzyzewski said. “We have not asked more of any team in our history, and they deserve enormous credit for handling everything like the outstanding young men they are. I feel deeply for our players, who have done a terrific job all season in taking care of each other and the team.”
Duke’s misadventures through the winter of 2020-21 widely were ascribed to the general failure of the “one-and-done” model. Although both the Blue Devils (2015) and Kentucky (2012) have won NCAA championships by recruiting elite, five-star talent and quickly molding those gifted young men into significant teams, there is widespread resistance to the approach because it is non-traditional and unavailable to the majority of programs.
It’s a canard, of course. Kentucky reached the Elite Eight seven times, and four Final Fours, in its first 10 years of recruiting such players under John Calipari. Duke took its first step in the one-and-done direction in that 2014-15 season, and in addition to that championship reached two more Elite Eights in its first five seasons using that approach.
What this season revealed is that the one-and-done concept requires two things: actual one-and-done prospects, which neither Duke nor Kentucky had been able to attract this year, and at least some time through the summer, preseason and pre-conference schedule to mold such a young roster into a functional team.
Duke’s freshman class featured players rated 13 (forward Jalen Johnson), 23 (point guard Jeremy Roach), 26 (shooting guard DJ Steward), 26 (Williams) and 42 (power forward Jaemyn Brakefield). That’s a lot of apparent promise, but none of those players bore any resemblance to Jabari Parker to Jayson Tatum.
And at least part of their struggles resulted from the disrupted offseason training schedule necessitated by the pandemic, the erasure of exhibition games that often help teams and players to adjust to game situations, the shortened pre-conference schedule and then the shortening of that shortened schedule.
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Duke played only one mid-major opponent before facing Michigan State in the Champions Classic, which became a loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium. There was another mid-major opponent prior to an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against Illinois, which turned into a second home loss. And then three tuneup-type games were postponed or canceled because of issues with the opponent’s availability before Krzyzewski decided his team needed a Christmas break more than it needed one of those matchups to be rescheduled.
Every moment of progress (consecutive wins against NCAA Tournament contenders Georgia Tech and Clemson) seemed to be followed by a considerable decline (a road loss to lower-tier ACC opponent Miami that launched a three-game losing streak).
Johnson departed the program not long afterward, a move that generated considerable controversy about how properly to term his actions and that seemed to doom the Devils to even less hope for a turnaround. They won their next three games, two against quality opponents, but with or without Johnson there has been no consistency of success.
So maybe the consecutive wins in the first two rounds of the ACC Tournament would have been followed by the defeat that would have, one last time, stamped the Devils as an NIT team. Maybe that “maybe” should be replaced by a “probably.”
This is March, though, and Duke is Duke, and anything might have happened. Except that now, nothing can.
Mike Krzyzewski – Head Coach – Men’s Basketball Coaches
It does not take long for a conversation about the highest levels of success in the basketball world to turn to the name Krzyzewski. In 41 seasons at Duke, Mike Krzyzewski – a Naismith Hall of Fame coach, five-time national champion and 12-time Final Four participant – has built a dynasty that few programs in the history of the game can match.
No coach in Division I men’s basketball history has won more games than Coach K’s 1,170.
Krzyzewski owns an 1,170-361 record in 46 years as a head coach, including a 1,097-302 mark in 41 seasons at Duke. The numbers that illustrate Coach K’s career are simply staggering:
- Five national championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015)
- Six gold medals as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team
- Nine National Players of the Year (11 honors)
- Six National Defensive Players of the Year (nine honors)
- 10 consecutive top-10 AP poll finishes (1997-06)
- 12 National Coach of the Year honors (eight seasons)
- 12 Final Four appearances (tied for most in NCAA history)
- 12 ACC regular season championships
- 15 ACC Tournament championships (most in league history)
- 28 NBA Lottery picks (most in Draft history)
- 35 NCAA Tournament bids (most by one coach)
- 37 All-America selections (51 honors)
- 67 NBA Draft selections, including 41 first-round picks
- 67 ACC Tournament wins (most in league history)
- 97 NCAA Tournament wins (most in NCAA history)
- 126 weeks ranked No. 1 in the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
- 517 ACC wins (most in league history)
- 556 weeks ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
- 649 weeks ranked in the AP poll (most by a coach in poll history)
- 1,097 victories at Duke (most in NCAA history at one school)
- 1,170 career wins (most in NCAA history)
From his first career win as head coach at Army on Nov. 28, 1975, to his 1,170th over Louisville in the 2021 ACC Tournament, Krzyzewski has set the standard for winning in Division I men’s basketball.
Coach K became the Division I men’s career wins leader on Nov. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden, moving past his former coach Bob Knight with his 903rd victory. His historic 1,000th career victory came against St. John’s at The World’s Most Famous Arena on Jan. 25, 2015, as he became the first Division I men’s basketball coach to achieve a four-figure win total.
Krzyzewski’s 1,097 victories at Duke are an NCAA record by a coach at one school. With 1,097 of the Blue Devils’ 2,214 all-time victories, Coach K has presided over nearly half (49 percent) of the men’s basketball wins in Duke history.
Duke made history under Krzyzewski’s watch by winning an NCAA four-year-record 133 games from 1998-01; the Blue Devils’ total, which came against just 15 losses in the timeframe, surpassed the previous record of 132 held by Kentucky.
Krzyzewski has averaged 27 wins per season during his tenure in Durham and established NCAA career records with 36 20-win seasons and 15 30-win campaigns.
Krzyzewski has won a league-record 517 ACC games (regular season and tournament), passing former North Carolina head coach Dean Smith (422) on Feb. 4, 2015. He has also won an ACC-record 192 conference road games.
The crown jewels of Krzyzewski’s tenure at Duke are the five NCAA championship banners that hang in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Coach K’s five national championships are the second most in NCAA history, trailing only the 10 won by former UCLA coach John Wooden. He is one of just two coaches since 1975 to lead a team to back-to-back national titles (1991 and 1992).
Krzyzewski and former Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun are the only coaches in NCAA history to win national championships in three different decades.
Each of Krzyzewski’s five national title teams at Duke has blazed its own trail to the top of the ladder:
- The 1991 team knocked off top-ranked and undefeated UNLV, which was riding a 45-game win streak, in the national semifinals before outlasting Kansas to capture the crown
- The 1992 team held the No. 1 ranking for each of that season’s 18 AP polls and capped off a 34-2 season with a 20-point win over Michigan in the national championship game
- After a home-finale loss to Maryland for one of the best senior classes in Duke history in 2001, the Blue Devils roared to 10 consecutive victories to end the season; Duke got revenge on Maryland – erasing a 22-point deficit — in the national semis before a memorable win over Arizona to claim the crown
- The 2010 team was largely ignored as a title contender prior to the season but rode the second-best scoring defense in program history – 61. 0 points per game – and the nation’s highest-scoring trio in Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith to the program’s fourth championship
- The 2015 team started three freshmen and leaned on the senior leadership of Quinn Cook, winning 18 of its last 19 games with just eight recruited scholarship players to put a fifth banner in the Cameron rafters
Coach K’s banner-hunting mentality has also translated to unprecedented success on the ACC level.
Duke’s historic four-games-in-four-days run to the 2017 ACC Tournament championship was its record 14th under Krzyzewski’s guidance. He also finished that title run in Brooklyn with a league-record 61 ACC Tournament victories. He has since extended those records with his 15th ACC Tournament championship in 2019 and 67 career ACC Tournament wins through 2021.
From 1999-03, Duke won a league-record five consecutive ACC Tournament championships. The Blue Devils captured 10 ACC Tournament crowns in a 13-year period from 1999-11.
Coach K first led Duke to the ACC regular season title in 1986 and has since increased that total to 12 league titles. From 1997-01, the Blue Devils either won the league outright or shared the crown in five consecutive seasons. In the decade-long stretch from 1997-06, Duke captured seven regular-season conference championships.
Knocking on the Door
Championships are won in March and, as Coach K constantly reminds his players, there are no free passes into the NCAA Tournament. Berths are earned on merit and Coach K has led the Blue Devils into the NCAA Tournament 35 times – more than any other coach in NCAA history.
Coach K took Duke to the NCAA Tournament in 24 consecutive years from 1996 to 2019 — the longest streak in NCAA history, surpassing Dean Smith’s 23 consecutive appearances from 1975 to 1997.
Krzyzewski has done much more than just get his teams into the NCAA Tournament. He and his Duke teams have thrived on the biggest stage in college basketball.
Krzyzewski holds NCAA Tournament records for games coached (127) and wins (97) while ranking second all-time and leading active coaches with a .764 NCAA Tournament winning percentage (min. 20 games). He has reached the Sweet 16 on 25 occasions, six more than any other coach in NCAA history, and has advanced to the Elite Eight 16 times.
Coach K has been a fixture at the Final Four during his Duke tenure, reaching the final weekend 12 times to tie Wooden for the most in NCAA history. His nine national championship game appearances, 21 Final Four games and 14 Final Four wins are all the second-most in the history of the tournament.
Krzyzewski piloted the Blue Devils to five consecutive Final Fours from 1988-92, capturing Duke’s first two national championships during that stretch. From 1998-02, Duke earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament an unprecedented five years in a row. Duke’s eight No. 1 seeds under Coach K are the most by a coach in NCAA Tournament history.
Coach K’s leadership and accomplishments have inspired generations of Duke players to strive for heights rarely seen in college basketball.
Nine Duke players have combined to earn 11 National Player of the Year honors during Krzyzewski’s tenure, an NCAA record for total NPOY honors by one coach.
From the time Johnny Dawkins claimed the Naismith Trophy in 1986, the list of Duke’s National Players of the Year has grown to include Danny Ferry (1989), Christian Laettner (1992), Elton Brand (1999), Shane Battier (2001), Jason Williams (2001, 2002), J.J. Redick (2005, 2006), Marvin Bagley III (2018) and Zion Williamson (2019).
Battier and Williams shared the major awards in 2001 to become the first duo from the same team to both lay claim to National Player of the Year recognition. Williams became the seventh player in NCAA history to repeat National Player of the Year in 2002 and Redick became the eighth to do so when he garnered the honors in 2005 and 2006.
Coach K has also mentored a group of six players to an NCAA-record nine National Defensive Player of the Year awards during his tenure in Durham. The Blue Devils’ nine honors are more than double the next-closest team in college basketball.
Krzyzewski protégés won the first two National Defensive Player of the Year awards, as Tommy Amaker earned the inaugural honor in 1987 and Billy King followed up in 1988. Grant Hill (1993) and Steve Wojciechowski (1998) added to the list before Battier joined Tim Duncan as the only players to win three consecutive National Defensive Player of the Year awards, garnering the trophy in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Shelden Williams parlayed his dominant rebounding and shot-blocking prowess into NDPOY accolades in both 2005 and 2006, becoming one of just six players in the history of the award to win it multiple times.
Coach K also has a history-making track record with the youngest members of his program, tutoring a total of six players to National Freshman of the Year honors, including one in five of the last eight seasons.
Luol Deng was Duke’s first National Freshman of the Year in 2004, followed by Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor in 2014 and 2015, respectively. With recent winners including Bagley (2018), Williamson (2019) and Vernon Carey Jr. (2020).
Five have earned the Wayman Tisdale Award presented by the USBWA, and three have garnered the NABC National Freshman of the Year honor. Duke’s five honors are the most in the history of the Tisdale Award, which originated in 1989, while the Blue Devils own of three of the four NABC honors since the award’s inception in 2017.
Producing All-Americans has become the norm at Duke under Coach K, who has mentored a group of 37 players who have combined to earn 51 All-America honors. He has coached an All-American in 32 of his 41 seasons at Duke, including in 13 of the last 14 seasons.
In his time in Durham, Krzyzewski has coached 23 players who have been named consensus All-Americans a combined 30 times. A storied list of players who have earned consensus first-team All-America honors under Coach K includes Dawkins, Ferry, Laettner, Bobby Hurley, Hill, Chris Carrawell, Battier, Jason Williams, Redick, Nolan Smith and most recently Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett. Williamson and Barrett became the first freshman teammates in NCAA history to earn consensus first-team All-America honors.
Duke has accounted for the last three occurrences nationally of teammates earning consensus first-team All-America honors in the same season — 2001 (Battier and Jason Williams), 2006 (Redick and Shelden Williams), 2019 (Barrett and Williamson).
Krzyzewski has coached 12 Duke players to a total of 14 ACC Player of the Year awards, led by two-time winners Ferry and Redick. Okafor made history in 2015 when he became the first freshman to collect ACC Player of the Year honors. Bagley became the second in 2018, followed by Williamson in 2019. Williamson also became the ACC’s first freshman to be named the ACC Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP in the same season.
In 2020, Duke became the ACC’s first program to seize the league’s three top awards with Tre Jones as both the ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, and Carey as the Freshman of the Year.
Coach K has led nine Duke players to ACC Freshman of the Year honors – including six of the last eight in Parker (2014), Okafor (2015), Brandon Ingram (2016), Bagley (2018), Williamson (2019) and Carey (2020). A total of four ACC Defensive Players of the Year have come under Coach K’s watch with Shelden Williams winning in 2005 and 2006, DeMarcus Nelson in 2008 and Tre Jones in 2020.
Krzyzewski has proven to be the standard bearer in the coaching profession for attracting the most top-end talent, as he has enticed 84 McDonald’s All-Americans to play for him at Duke – the most all-time by a coach. Duke has signed at least one McDonald’s All-American in each of the last 38 years, the longest streak in the nation by 26 years.
Five Duke signees have claimed at least a share of MVP honors at the McDonald’s All-American Game: Bobby Hurley (1989), Redick (2002), Josh McRoberts (2005), Okafor (2014) and Frank Jackson (2016).
Ricky Price (1994), Gerald Henderson (2006), Grayson Allen (2014), Jackson (2016) and Zion Williamson (2018) have each won the McDAAG dunk contest; Chris Collins (1992), Trajan Langdon (1994), Nate James (1996), Battier (1997), Chris Duhon (2000), Redick (2002), Ryan Kelly (2009), Rasheed Sulaimon (2012), Luke Kennard (2015) and Cam Reddish (2018) have won the three-point contest; Nolan Smith (2007), Tyus Jones (2014) and Jayson Tatum (2016) have each won the skills contest.
The Morgan Wootten Award is presented to the nation’s top high school senior, and the Blue Devils’ nine – all coming under Coach K – lead the nation.
Ranking Among the Best
Duke has been a fixture in the Associated Press poll during Coach K’s career. Of the 1,399 games Krzyzewski has coached at Duke, 1,238 – 88.5 percent – have been as a ranked team. The Blue Devils are 1,007-231 (.813) as a ranked team under Coach K.
Duke has spent 126 weeks at No. 1 in the AP poll, 556 weeks in the top 10 and 649 weeks in the top 25 under Coach K, all of which lead active coaches. Three of the 10-longest rankings streaks in AP poll history have come at Duke under Krzyzewski’s direction, including a 200-week streak from 1996-07 that stands as the third-longest in history.
Coach K has taken top-ranked Duke teams into games on 254 occasions and compiled a 219-35 (.862) record as the AP’s No. 1 team, ranking first in poll history in both number of games and number of wins as coach of a top-ranked squad.
He has guided Duke to the top of the poll at least one time in a poll-record 20 different seasons. From 1999-02, Coach K’s Duke teams finished No. 1 in the season’s final AP poll an unprecedented four consecutive times. Since he first led the Blue Devils to the top of the poll in 1986, Coach K’s Duke teams have finished the season ranked No. 1 eight times – more than double the next-best team in that timeframe.
Duke also achieved at least one No. 1 ranking in seven straight seasons from 1998-04, the second-longest streak in poll history.
Strength at Home
Cameron Indoor Stadium has always been a formidable mountain for visiting teams to climb, but that has taken on new meaning during Krzyzewski’s time in Durham. The Blue Devils have an active streak of 472 consecutive sellouts at Cameron that dates back to Nov. 26, 1990, and stands as the longest in either college basketball or the NBA.
Coach K has accrued a 557-73 (.884) record and orchestrated 11 undefeated seasons at Cameron. His 500th victory at Duke’s fabled home arena came in a victory over Pittsburgh on Feb. 4, 2017.
Krzyzewski’s Duke teams have been particularly inhospitable to visiting non-conference teams since he arrived on campus. The Blue Devils have won 282 of their last 288 non-conference home games and are 297-11 (.964) versus non-conference teams at Cameron under Coach K, including a streak of 150 consecutive non-conference home wins that ended in 2019-20.
Each of the five-longest home winning streaks in Duke history have come during the Krzyzewski Era, including an ACC-record 46-game run from Jan. 13, 1997, to Feb. 9, 2000.
Given his accomplishments in Duke’s home venue, it was only fitting that the university officially named Cameron Indoor Stadium’s playing surface Coach K Court on Nov. 17, 2000.
Under Coach K, the NBA Draft has become an annual rite of passage for Duke players into the highest level of professional basketball.
Krzyzewski has tutored 68 NBA Draft picks during his time at Duke, including a total of 42 first-round selections that leads all active coaches. Duke has had at least one player taken in 34 of the 41 NBA Drafts during the Krzyzewski Era.
Since the inception of the NBA Draft Lottery in 1985, Coach K and Duke have produced 28 lottery picks – a draft-record total for both a school and a coach. The feat is even more impressive when considering that the rest of the field had a four-year head start on Duke before Danny Ferry became the school’s first lottery pick in 1989.
Coach K has placed 14 freshmen in the NBA Lottery, including at least one in six of the last seven drafts: Corey Maggette (1999), Deng (2004), Kyrie Irving (2011), Austin Rivers (2012), Parker (2014), Okafor (2015), Justise Winslow (2015), Brandon Ingram (2016), Jayson Tatum (2017), Bagley III (2018) and Wendell Carter, Jr. (2018), Williamson, Barrett and Cam Reddish (2019).
The NBA Draft experienced a first in 1999 courtesy of Coach K’s Blue Devils as Brand (1st), Langdon (11th), Maggette (13th) and William Avery (14th) made Duke the first program to have four players selected in the first round of a single draft. Twice have two Coach K protégés joined rare company as Jason Williams (2nd) and Mike Dunleavy (3rd) in 2002 and Williamson (1st) and Barrett (3rd) in 2019 became just the second and third set of teammates all-time to be taken among the top three picks of an NBA Draft. With three of the top 10 picks in 2019, Duke became just the second college in Draft history to accomplish the feat.
Through the 2020-21 season, Coach K’s former Duke players have accumulated more than $2.5 billion in NBA contracts. Lottery selections who played for Krzyzewski at Duke have combined to earn nearly $2 billion in contracts, an average of nearly $70 million per individual.
Focus on the Classroom
The term “student-athlete” is not one that is taken for granted in Coach K’s Duke program. Krzyzewski’s charges have combined to earn All-ACC Academic Team honors 81 times during his tenure, including at least one in each of the last 27 seasons.
The 2015 NCAA Championship featured a program-high five All-ACC Academic honorees. Quin Snyder, Amile Jefferson and Grayson Allen are the only players in Duke history to earn All-ACC Academic honors four times. Jefferson, a three-time captain, departed the university in 2017 with both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Krzyzewski has had six players collect a total of nine CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, headlined by two-time first-team honorees Battier (2000, 2001) and Mason Plumlee (2012, 2013). Allen became the sixth in 2016 when he garnered second-team accolades, joining Greg Paulus, Mike Dunleavy and Quin Snyder.
In 2015, Battier became the first of Coach K’s players to be inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
Krzyzewski has been an executive-in-residence at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business since 2001 and helped found the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE).
Fittingly, Coach K has earned nearly every award imaginable. The crown jewel of that haul, however, came in 2001 when he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Since his enshrinement in Springfield, Mass., Krzyzewski has also been inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame (2009), the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame (2010) and the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame (2011).
Coach K has been named National Coach of the Year by major organizations a dozen times in eight different seasons, most recently in 2001. In 2004, he was named the Claire Bee Coach of the Year, an award that honors the active Division I men’s basketball coach who has made the most significant positive contribution to the sport during the preceding year.
He has been voted ACC Coach of the Year five times, most recently in 2000. His five ACC COY awards are the second-most in league history.
Coach K has also been the recipient of the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award (2012) and the Lapchick Character Award (2015).
Numerous publications have singled out Coach K for his extraordinary leadership and accomplishments, beginning in 1992 when The Sporting News made him the first college coach to earn its Sportsman of the Year honor. In a 2001 joint venture, TIME and CNN dubbed Krzyzewski “America’s Best Coach;” the outlets’ criteria for the honor did not limit candidates to any sport or level of competition.
Coach K was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2011. He shared the cover with Pat Summitt, the late, legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach. In 2008, Nike honored Duke’s longtime coach with the Michael Krzyzewski Fitness Center – a state-of-the-art, 47,000-square foot facility on Nike’s campus in Portland.
In 2020, Make-A-Wish America presented the Chris Greicius Award to Coach K and Duke, recognizing the exceptional wish-granting support exemplified by his program in helping create life-changing wish experiences for children fighting critical illness. The Blue Devils, who have been grating Make-A-Wish wishes for over a decade, became the first collegiate program nationally the earn the honor.
Long known for his patriotism, Krzyzewski has received several awards in recognition of his service to the United States.
In 2005, he became the youngest recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award at the United States Military Academy. He was also the recipient of the Marshall Medal in 2014, the highest award presented by the Association of the United States Army. The Marshall Medal is awarded annually to an individual who has exhibited selfless service to the United States of America.
Coach K has been named USA Basketball Coach of the Year seven times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016). He also received the United States Sports Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award in 1992, 2009 and 2012.
Representing the USA
While establishing Duke as one of college basketball’s dynastic programs, Krzyzewski simultaneously spent more than decade as one of the architects of the revitalization of USA Basketball. Following his appointment as head coach of the United States National Team on Oct. 26, 2005, Coach K presided over one of the golden eras of USA Basketball.
During his tenure at the helm of the program, the U.S. National Team amassed an extraordinary 88-1 record and claimed gold medals at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2012 London Olympics, 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, as well as a bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Coach K was 24-0 in the Olympics as head coach of the USMNT and his time at the helm ended with the team in the midst of a National Team-record 76-game winning streak that began in 2006.
When combined with his five NCAA championships, Krzyzewski’s three Olympic gold medals and two World Cup golds give him a total of 10 major championships during his head coaching career. That total is tied for second-most all-time, just one behind the 11 (all NBA) championships won by Phil Jackson.
Coach K finished his tenure as U.S. National Team head coach with a flourish in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, defeating Serbia for the Olympic gold medal. With the win, he became the first coach – man or woman – to lead a country to three Olympic basketball gold medals – and did so consecutively.
The history made in Rio almost never was, as Coach K announced that he would not return as USMNT coach following the USA’s record-setting performance to win the gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012. Jerry Colangelo’s persistence paid off in May 2013 when Coach K announced that he would return for a third term.
Krzyzewski’s first Olympics as head coach – the 2008 Beijing Games – was nearly as important for its perception-altering effect on the U.S. National Team as it was for the gold medal the squad brought home. The squad won over fans with its unselfishness on the court, patriotic support of Team USA as a whole and first-class demeanor throughout the tournament – all signature Coach K values.
The historic accomplishments of the Krzyzewski Era of USA Basketball also applied to the FIBA World Championship (later renamed the FIBA World Cup).
Coach K led the U.S. to the top of the podium at the 2010 World Championship to claim the Americans’ first gold at the event since 1994. There was no drop-off when the 2014 event rolled around as Krzyzewski presided over a second consecutive world title for the U.S. With the repeat victory, the U.S. became only the third country to win back-to-back FIBA world titles since the event was initiated in 1950.
While Coach K’s tenure at the helm of the U.S. National Team is one of the bright spots in USA Basketball history, his affiliation with the sport’s governing body in the U.S. stretches back nearly four decades.
After getting his start in 1983 at the National Sports Festival – winning a gold medal – and the Pan Am Games, Krzyzewski was a special assistant to mentor Bob Knight on the 1984 Olympic Team that captured gold in Los Angeles.
Coach K was also an assistant on the “Dream Team,” potentially the greatest team ever assembled and the gold medal-winning squad at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. In all, Krzyzewski was a member of five gold medal-winning Olympic coaching staffs during his international career and helped the United States to a 40-0 record in those tournaments.
Duke players have also had a prominent impact in the Olympics as nine of Krzyzewski’s former players have competed in the Games for five different countries. Irving made his first Olympic Team in 2016 after winning MVP honors at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Six of Coach K’s former players – Brand, Duhon, Irving, Laettner, Parker and Shelden Williams – have been named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
The Coaching Tree
Sustained success under Coach K has resulted in coaching opportunities for several of his former players, as well as his former assistant coaches from both Duke and Army. More than 20 of Coach K’s former players or assistants are currently either coaching or working in front office roles across professional and college basketball.
Ten of Coach K’s former players or staff are currently Division I head coaches: Tommy Amaker (Harvard), Kenny Blakeney (Howard), Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Jeff Capel (Pittsburgh), Chris Collins (Northwestern), Johnny Dawkins (Central Florida), Bobby Hurley (Arizona State), Nate James (Austin Peay), Greg Paulus (Niagara) and Mike Schrage (Elon).
Quin Snyder is currently the head coach of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, headlining a long list of former players, staff and managers that are connected to the NBA. That list also includes Grant Hill as part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, Elton Brand as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, Trajan Langdon as general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans and Shane Battier as vice president of analytics and development for the Miami Heat.
Krzyzewski has shown a firm commitment to taking care of his own, having at least three former Duke captains on his staff every season since 1996-97. The Blue Devils have won three NCAA titles, 12 ACC Tournament championships and eight ACC regular season crowns during that time.
The current staff of Scheyer (associate head coach), Chris Carrawell (assistant coach) and Nolan Smith (assistant coach) all held the captain role during their playing careers at Duke.
Krzyzewski has been diligently committed to public service, both locally and nationally, throughout his coaching career. He is currently serving on boards for, while also assuming vital roles with, the Duke Children’s Hospital, the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, the NABC Foundation, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer and the Emily Krzyzewski Center.
On Jan. 18, 2014, former President and co-founder of C-Change George H.W. Bush traveled to Durham to recognize Krzyzewski for his personal commitment and leadership in working to eliminate cancer as a public health threat. Coach K followed President Bush as honorary co-chair of C-Change from 2006-15, when the organization reconstituted.
Coach K is on the board of the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research and has been active in the foundation since its inception in 1993. He and his wife, Mickie, have hosted the V Foundation Napa Valley Wine Celebration a record 14 times, an event that has raised tens of millions of dollars for cancer research.
An honorary chairman of the Duke Children’s Hospital, Coach K participates in the Children’s Hospital Radiothon and has been active in past events such as the Duke Children’s Miracle Network Telethon and the Duke Children’s Classic.
Coach K’s philanthropic activities also include the establishment and funding of the Emily Krzyzewski Center, a community center in Durham named in honor of his late mother. The Center’s mission is to inspire economically disadvantaged students to dream big, act with character and purpose, strive for academic excellence and reach their highest potential as future citizen leaders.
In May 2018, Coach K and his wife Mickie announced their single-largest philanthropic gift, a $3 million donation to the Emily K Center to kick start a $15 million fundraising campaign for the Durham-based Center. The three-year campaign concluded on December 31, 2020, exceeding its goal by $3.85 million.
In 2002, several former Duke stars, including Grant Hill, Laettner, Battier, Dunleavy and Ferry, returned to campus for the Duke All-Star Charity Hoopla, which helped raise significant funds for the Duke/Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the Emily K Center. Today, the K Academy – Duke’s fantasy basketball camp – annually raises more than $250,000 in support of the Center.
Coach K was recognized as the first winner of the NABC Literacy Champion Award in 2000, earning a $10,000 donation from GTE (now Verizon) to support Duke Athletics’ literacy program, Read with the Blue Devils.
The Duke University culture, its students and its staff are also an important part of Krzyzewski’s life. The university recognized his vital role on campus in 1997 when it awarded him the Medal of Honor – Duke’s highest honor – at the University Founders’ Day Convocation.
In September 2001, he and Mickie created the Krzyzewski Family Scholarship Endowment for Duke students from the Carolinas. The $100,000 scholarship, the result of the Krzyzewskis’ gift and additional funds from the Duke Endowment of Charlotte, provides assistance to undergraduates from North and South Carolina.
During the fall of 2002, Coach K received an Honorary Alumnus Award from the Duke Medical Center for his contributions to the Duke Children’s Health Center.
Coach K added another thread to his Duke legacy in 2016 when he was selected to give the commencement address to the university’s graduating class.
Krzyzewski has co-authored a total of five books and has added the title of “best-selling author” to his already lengthy list of accomplishments.
His first venture as an author came with Duke Sports Hall of Famer Bill Brill and was entitled, “A Season is a Lifetime.” The book chronicled the Blue Devils’ 1992 national championship season.
Coach K has authored two books with Texas writer Don Phillips. The first, “Leading with the Heart,” emphasized Krzyzewski’s successful strategies for basketball, business and life. It was released in 2000 and reached the New York Times best-seller list.
He and Phillips teamed up again for “Five-Point Play,” released in the fall of 2001. The book relived Duke’s journey to the 2001 national title.
Coach K and his daughter, Jamie K. Spatola, have also authored two books together. The first, “Beyond Basketball: Coach K’s Keywords for Success,” was released in October 2006. Following the 2008 Olympics, the father and daughter collaborated on “The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team,” which featured Coach K’s guide to team building, illustrated with experiences from his three years coaching the team that would ultimately win Olympic gold.
Since 2005, Krzyzewski has hosted an hour-long radio show, “Basketball and Beyond with Coach K,” on SiriusXM. The show, which runs weekly throughout the college basketball season, features Coach K interviewing successful people from various walks of life, including sports, pop culture, politics and more.
Prior to Duke
Coach K’s disciplined, mentally tough teams can be seen as an extension of his own upbringing. Krzyzewski went to West Point and enrolled in the U.S. Military Academy to receive a quality education, play basketball and become an officer in the Army.
From 1969-74, Krzyzewski served his country, directing service teams for three years and serving a two-year stint as head coach at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School in Belvoir, Va. In 1974, he resigned from the Army having attained the rank of Captain.
When Coach K was just 26, Knight, his former coach at Army, offered him a graduate assistantship at Indiana University. That 1975 squad posted an 18-0 mark in the Big Ten and a 31-1 overall record.
Prior to his arrival at Duke in 1980, Krzyzewski spent five years building the program at his alma mater in West Point. He led the Cadets to one NIT berth, one ECAC playoff appearance and an overall record of 73-59.
Coach K Chronology
March 18, 1980 — Mike Krzyzewski is introduced as Duke’s head basketball coach.
Nov. 29, 1980 — Krzyzewski wins his first game as Duke’s coach, 67-49 over Stetson.
Jan. 21, 1981 — A 56-47 win at N.C. State gives Krzyzewski his first victory against ACC competition. Gene Banks plays 40 minutes for Duke, scoring a game-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting.
Feb. 15, 1984 — Duke wins its first game as a ranked team under Coach K, 80-69 over Stetson, and gets its first 20-win season since 1980. David Henderson scores 18 points, making all six field-goal attempts and all six foul shots.
March 10, 1984 — A 77-75 victory over North Carolina, aided by four David Henderson free throws, gives Krzyzewski his first win over a top-ranked team and his first trip to the ACC Tournament title game.
Feb. 27, 1985 — Duke beats Clemson, 90-73, in Durham, to give Krzyzewski his first winning season in the ACC (8-6). Johnny Dawkins scores 19 points, making 8-of-10 field goal attempts and all three of his foul shots.
March 15, 1985 — A 75-62 victory over Pepperdine gives Krzyzewski his first victory in the NCAA Tournament. David Henderson scores 22 points and Johnny Dawkins nets 21.
Feb. 26, 1986 — Playing as the No. 1 team for the first time under Krzyzewski, Duke beats Clemson, 77-69, to set a school record for most victories in a season (28). Johnny Dawkins scores 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting.
March 2, 1986 — An 82-74 victory over North Carolina gives Duke its first ACC regular season title since 1966 and its first perfect home record (15-0) since 1978.
March 7, 1986 — Duke beats Wake Forest, 68-60, in the first round of the ACC Tournament to give Krzyzewski his first 30-win season.
March 9, 1986 — A 68-67 win over Georgia Tech gives Krzyzewski his first ACC Tournament championship.
March 23, 1986 — Duke beats Navy, 71-50, to send Krzyzewski to his first Final Four. Johnny Dawkins scores 28 points, and Duke overcomes a 23-point, 10-rebound effort by David Robinson.
March 29, 1986 — A 71-67 win over Kansas puts Krzyzewski in his first national championship game and makes Duke the first team in NCAA history to win 37 games in a season. The Blue Devils limit Kansas’ All-America Danny Manning to four points on 2-of-9 shooting.
March 31, 1986 — Louisville beats Duke, 72-69, to deny the Blue Devils the national championship. Duke finishes 37-3, setting school records for wins and winning percentage (.925).
March 13, 1988 — A 65-61 win over North Carolina gives Krzyzewski his second ACC Tournament title.
March 26, 1988 — Duke upsets No. 1 Temple, 63-53, to send Krzyzewski to his second Final Four. Kevin Strickland and Danny Ferry combine for 41 points. The Blue Devils limit the Owls to 28.6 percent shooting.
April 2, 1988 — Kansas hands Duke a 66-59 defeat in the national semifinals before a partisan Jayhawk crowd in Kansas City. The Blue Devils finish the year with a 28-7 record.
Nov. 19, 1988 — Duke opens a season as the nation’s top-ranked team for the first time under Krzyzewski, beating Kentucky, 80-55.
March 26, 1989 — An 85-77 victory over Georgetown sends Duke to the Final Four for the second straight season.
April 1, 1989 — Seton Hall beats Duke in the national semifinals in Seattle, 95-78, overcoming an 18-point first half deficit and 34 points by National Player of the Year Danny Ferry. The Blue Devils, who finish 28-8, set a school record for highest field-goal percentage for a season (.537).
Feb. 12, 1990 — A 102-67 rout of Stetson makes Krzyzewski the first Duke coach with seven 20-win seasons in a row.
March 16, 1990 — Duke beats Richmond in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 81-46, making Krzyzewski the Blue Devils’ winningest coach with 227 victories. Coach K also gets his 300th career victory.
March 24, 1990 — Duke becomes the seventh school to earn three straight Final Four trips, beating Connecticut, 79-78, on a 15-foot shot at the buzzer by Christian Laettner.
March 31, 1990 — A 97-83 victory over Arkansas sends Krzyzewski into his second NCAA title game.
April 2, 1990 — UNLV defeats Duke, 103-73, to win the NCAA championship. The Blue Devils finish the season with a 29-9 mark.
Feb. 27, 1991 — Duke beats Clemson, 79-62, to finish 16-0 at home and set a record for most home victories in a season.
March 3, 1991 — An 83-77 upset of North Carolina in Chapel Hill gives Krzyzewski his second regular season ACC championship. Bobby Hurley makes 4-of-6 three-point shots to finish with 18 points and tie Christian Laettner for high scoring honors.
March 24, 1991 — Duke’s 78-61 victory over St. John’s enables Coach K to join John Wooden as the only men to coach in four consecutive Final Fours.
March 30, 1991 — Duke upsets unbeaten UNLV, considered at the time the greatest team in college basketball history, 79-77, to advance to the NCAA championship for the fifth time and avenge its 1990 loss to the Rebels.
April 1, 1991 — Krzyzewski’s 336th career victory gives him his first national title. Duke beats Kansas, 72-65. Christian Laettner is named the most outstanding player, scoring a game-high 18 points and going 12-for-12 from the foul line.
Feb. 1, 1992 — Duke sets a school record for most consecutive wins to open a season (17), beating Notre Dame, 100-71.
March 15, 1992 — A 94-74 victory over North Carolina gives Duke its third ACC Tournament title under Krzyzewski and avenges a 22-point loss to the Tar Heels in the 1991 title game.
March 28, 1992 — In perhaps the best college basketball game in history, Christian Laettner hits a buzzer-beating jumper on a long inbounds pass from Grant Hill, and Duke gets a 104-103 overtime win over Kentucky to earn its fifth straight Final Four appearance.
April 6, 1992 — Duke beats Michigan, 71-51, in front of a record crowd of 50,379 to join UCLA as the only teams to repeat as national champions. The Blue Devils (34-2) become the first team since Indiana in 1976 to stay No. 1 from the preseason ranking through the postseason tournament.
Summer, 1992 — Krzyzewski is an assistant coach to Chuck Daly on the U.S. Olympic team featuring Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Christian Laettner is the lone collegiate player on the “Dream Team,” which wins the gold medal in Barcelona, Spain.
Dec. 7, 1992 — Duke’s 103-72 home victory over Northeastern gives Krzyzewski his 300th win as Duke’s coach, three games into his 13th season.
March 18, 1993 — Duke’s 105-70 first round victory over Southern Illinois is the Blue Devils’ 13th straight win in the NCAA Tournament — the second-longest streak in history.
March 20, 1993 — California ends Duke’s run of five straight trips to the Final Four with an 82-77 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Dec. 22, 1993 — Krzyzewski gets his 400th career coaching victory, 79-76 over Iowa.
Jan. 10, 1994 — Duke beats Brown, 89-71, in Durham, to earn its 100th victory over a four-year span, then a school record.
March 2, 1994 — Duke beats Maryland in College Park, 73-69, to give Krzyzewski his fourth regular season ACC championship.
March 26, 1994 — Duke upsets Purdue, 69-60, to advance to the Final Four for the sixth time in seven years. Coach K moves into third place on the list of most Final Four appearances, trailing John Wooden (12) and Dean Smith (11).
April 2, 1994 — Playing where it had lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament five games earlier, Duke overcomes a 13-point deficit against Florida to advance to the NCAA title game with a 70-65 victory in Charlotte. Cherokee Parks’ 11 points and 11 rebounds lead Duke to its fifth championship game under Coach K (fourth in five years).
April 4, 1994 — With President Clinton in attendance, Arkansas denies Duke its third championship in four years with a 76-72 victory. Grant Hill has 12 points and 14 rebounds in his last game for the Blue Devils, who go 28-6 for the season.
Nov. 29, 1995 — Duke beats UNC Greensboro, 71-57, to extend its school record for consecutive non-conference home wins to 95 games.
Feb. 27, 1997 — Duke beats Maryland, 81-69, in Durham, to give Krzyzewski his fifth regular season conference championship.
March 14, 1997 — Krzyzewski gets his 400th win at Duke, improving his record to 400-148 with a 71-68 triumph over Murray State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Sept. 1997 — Duke recognizes Krzyzewski’s leadership by awarding him its highest honor — the University Medal of Honor — for his many contributions to the school.
Nov. 26, 1997 — Duke upsets Arizona in the Maui Invitational, 95-87, to give Krzyzewski his fifth victory against top-ranked teams — the most by any active coach.
Feb. 28, 1998 — After watching his Blue Devils rally from a 17-point second half deficit, Krzyzewski gets his 500th coaching victory and his second straight ACC regular season championship with a 77-75 home win over North Carolina. Coach K becomes the 76th coach to win 500 games as the Devils finish unbeaten at home and become the first team to win 15 conference games in a season.
June 26, 1998 — Duke christens the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab. Working with the latest in high-tech instrumentation, a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons and biomechanical engineers strive to better understand how muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments respond to the pressures of competition.
Feb. 20, 1999 — Duke ties a school record with its 36th straight home victory, a 92-65 rout of Clemson. The Blue Devils go unbeaten at home for the second straight year and fifth time under Krzyzewski.
Feb. 27, 1999 — Duke beats North Carolina by 20 points in Chapel Hill, 81-61, to become the first team to finish 16-0 in the ACC. The Blue Devils set a school record with their 24th straight victory and go unbeaten in the ACC for the first time since 1963.
March 7, 1999 — A 96-73 victory over North Carolina gives Krzyzewski his fourth ACC Tournament title. Duke wins its tournament games by an average margin of 25 points. The win caps a 19-0 ACC campaign for Duke.
March 19, 1999 — Duke beats Southwest Missouri State in the NCAA Tournament, 78-61, to post its 30th straight victory and school-record 67th win over two years. The Blue Devils win 35 games in a season for the second time under Krzyzewski.
March 21, 1999 — An 85-64 victory over Temple earns Duke its eighth Final Four trip under Krzyzewski.
March 27, 1999 — Duke beats Michigan State, 68-62, to advance to the national championship game for the sixth time under Krzyzewski, who improves his record in the NCAA Tournament to 48-13 to pass John Wooden for second place on the all-time list. The Devils improve to 37-1, tying their own NCAA record for most victories in a season.
March 29, 1999 — Connecticut stuns Duke, 77-74, in the national championship game. Though the Blue Devils fall two baskets shy of the title, they achieve school records for highest winning percentage over a two-year period (.920) and for a single season (.949).
June 30, 1999 — Duke becomes the first school in the history of the NBA Draft to have four players from the same team — Elton Brand, Trajan Langdon, Corey Maggette and William Avery — selected in the first round. Brand, who became the first player to be taken number one under Coach K, Langdon and Maggette were lottery picks.
Nov. 1999 — The Duke Basketball Legacy Fund is founded. The Legacy Fund currently has 62 partners making gifts of $1 million or more to the program. The endowed fund will provide full support for one Duke player each year.
Jan. 22, 2000 — Duke gets a 75-61 win at Wake Forest, setting records with its 28th straight ACC regular season victory and 49th ACC regular season victory in a span of four years. The Blue Devils set a school record with their 15th straight ACC road win.
Feb. 9, 2000 — Maryland upsets Duke in Durham, 98-87, to end the Blue Devils’ 31-game ACC regular-season winning streak, their 46-game home winning streak and their 26-game home winning streak against ACC teams.
March 4, 2000 — Duke beats North Carolina in Durham, 90-76, to give Krzyzewski his eighth ACC regular season title — marking only the second time the Blue Devils have won four straight regular season conference championships.
March 11, 2000 — Duke beats Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament semifinals, 82-73, to set a school record with its 119th victory over a four-year span. The Devils advance to the league championship game for the third year in a row and ninth time under Krzyzewski.
March 12, 2000 — Duke wins its second straight ACC championship and fifth under Krzyzewski, beating Maryland, 81-68.
March 24, 2000 — Florida upsets Duke in the NCAA Tournament, 87-78. Though the Devils finish one victory shy of a 30-win season, they post the highest winning percentage over a four-year period in school history (.859; 122-20).
Nov. 17, 2000 — A 98-85 victory over Villanova in Durham gives Krzyzewski his 500th win as Duke’s coach. He becomes just the third coach to win 500 games at one school in 21 seasons or fewer. Following the win, Duke unveils Coach K Court. The words Coach K Court appear in two squares at both ends of the fabled Cameron court.
March 4, 2001 — Duke beats North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 95-81, to become the first team to win at least a share of the ACC regular season title five years in a row.
March 11, 2001 — A 79-53 victory over North Carolina gives Krzyzewski coaching victory No. 600 and his sixth ACC championship.
March 24, 2001 — With a 79-69 victory over Southern Cal, Duke gives Krzyzewski his ninth trip to the Final Four and sets a school record for wins over a three-year period (99).
March 31, 2001 — Duke overcomes a record-setting 22-point first half deficit in a 95-84 victory over Maryland that sends Krzyzewski into his seventh national championship game. He becomes the first Duke coach to amass 100 wins in a span of just three seasons.
April 2, 2001 — Duke beats Arizona, 82-72, to make Krzyzewski the fourth coach to win three NCAA crowns. The Blue Devils become the second team since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams to win every tournament game by at least 10 points. Duke sets NCAA records for wins in a four-year period (133) and all-time NCAA Tournament winning percentage (76.8).
May 30, 2001 — In his first year of eligibility, Krzyzewski is voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He joins Temple’s John Chaney and Texas Tech’s Bob Knight as the only active college coaches to be enshrined.
Sept. 5, 2001 — Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie, create the Krzyzewski Family Scholarship Endowment for Duke students from the Carolinas. The $100,000 scholarship provides assistance to undergraduates from North and South Carolina.
Sept. 9, 2001 — Krzyzewski is named “America’s Best Coach” — in any sport at any level — by CNN and Time magazine.
Oct. 5, 2001 — Krzyzewski is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. His college coach, Bob Knight, is his presenter, and the pair share a tear-filled reunion in the Springfield Civic Center.
Nov. 14, 2001 — The 54-year-old Krzyzewski signs a lifetime contract with Duke.
Nov. 19, 2001 — Duke opens the 2001-02 season ranked No. 1 in the country, the fourth time under Krzyzewski that it has started a season as No. 1.
Jan. 31, 2002 — Duke beats North Carolina by 29 points, 87-58, UNC’s worst loss in the Dean Smith Center. The Blue Devils become the first team to win four straight games in Chapel Hill, getting their highest margin of victory over the Tar Heels under Krzyzewski.
Feb. 24, 2002 — Duke rolls over St. John’s on Coach K Court, 97-55, to give Krzyzewski his fifth straight 25-win season and 12th overall.
March 4, 2002 — Duke routs North Carolina on Coach K Court, 93-68, to finish unbeaten at home (13-0) for the sixth time under Krzyzewski.
March 10, 2002 — Duke becomes the first school to win the ACC Tournament four years in a row, beating N.C. State 91-61 for its seventh ACC championship under Krzyzewski.
March 14, 2002 — A No. 1 seed for an NCAA-record fifth straight year, Duke gets its seventh straight double-digit win in the NCAA Tournament, 84-37 over Winthrop. The Blue Devils give Krzyzewski his seventh 30-win season, second straight and fourth in five years.
June 26, 2002 — Duke’s Jason Williams (second) and Mike Dunleavy (third) become the second pair of teammates to be taken among the top three picks in an NBA Draft. The Blue Devil duo joined UCLA’s Lew Alcindor and Lucious Allen, who went number one and three, in 1969. In addition, Carlos Boozer is chosen in the second round of the draft.
Jan. 8, 2003 — Duke ascends to the No. 1 ranking in the AP poll for the sixth consecutive season. That night, Duke topples Georgetown, 93-86, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
March 16, 2003 — Duke earns its league-record fifth consecutive ACC Tournament championship with an 84-77 victory over N.C. State in Greensboro, N.C. Duke’s Daniel Ewing was named MVP of the tournament.
Jan. 3, 2003 — The Blue Devils defeat Clemson, 73-54, on the road as Coach K earns his 600th victory at Duke. He reaches this milestone in 776 games, making him the fourth-fastest coach to reach 600 victories at one school. Only Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp (704), UCLA’s John Wooden (744), North Carolina’s Dean Smith (773), Krzyzewski and Western Kentucky’s Ed Diddle (790) reached 600 victories at one school in less than 800 games.
Jan. 21, 2004 — Following its win over No. 4 Wake Forest on Jan. 17, Duke travels to Maryland as the nation’s No. 1 team for the seventh consecutive season, the second-longest such streak in NCAA history. After its 68-60 win, the Blue Devils hang on to the No. 1 ranking for four weeks during the 2003-04 season.
Feb. 26, 2004 — Duke extends its winning streak in Cameron Indoor Stadium to 41 games with a 97-63 victory over Valparaiso. The Blue Devils’ 41-game home winning streak is the second-longest in ACC and school history behind Duke’s 46-game streak from 1997-2000. It would be ended in its next contest vs. No. 19 Georgia Tech a week later.
March 28, 2004 — Duke outlasts Xavier, 66-63, to win the NCAA Atlanta Regional and advance to its 14th Final Four overall and 10th in the previous 19 seasons under Coach K.
July 1, 2004 — Director of Athletics Joe Alleva holds a press conference to announce that the Los Angeles Lakers have approached Krzyzewski about their vacant head coaching position.
July 5, 2004 — Krzyzewski announces that he has turned down the Los Angeles Lakers’ offer to become head coach. “Duke has always taken up my whole heart,” Coach K stated in a packed press conference that was aired live nationally.
Dec. 12, 2004 — With an 82-54 victory over Toledo in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Krzyzewski picks up his 700th career win. He becomes the second fastest coach to reach the milestone behind Bob Knight.
Jan. 5, 2005 — Duke defeats Princeton, 59-46, behind 21 points from J.J. Redick as the Blue Devils celebrate the 65th anniversary of Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game was played almost exactly 65 years to the day of the first game at Cameron, when Duke beat Princeton by a 36-27 count on January 6, 1940.
March 13, 2005 — Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils celebrate the 2005 ACC Tournament championship with a 69-64 win over Georgia Tech.
March 20, 2005 — Thanks to a 63-55 second round triumph over Mississippi State in Charlotte, Krzyzewski surpasses Dean Smith on the all-time NCAA Tournament victory chart with his 66th win.
Oct. 26, 2005 — Krzyzewski is named the head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team program for 2006-08.
March 11, 2006 — With a 78-66 win over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament semifinals at the Greensboro Coliseum, Krzyzewski posts his 750th career win.
March 12, 2006 — In his 1,000th game as a head coach, Krzyzewski guides Duke to a 78-76 win over Boston College in the ACC Championship game, claiming his 10th conference tournament title.
Feb. 18, 2007 — Krzyzewski records his 700th victory as the Duke head coach with a 71-62 win over Georgia Tech in Cameron Indoor Stadium. He became just the eighth coach to post 700 victories at one school and was the second fastest to do so behind Adolph Rupp of Kentucky.
Sept. 2, 2007 — Coached by Krzyzewski, Team USA won the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal with a 118-81 victory over Argentina. The USA went 10-0 and won by an average of 39.5 points per game. The gold medal win automatically qualified the USA for a trip to the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China.
March 1, 2008 — Krzyzewski becomes the sixth Division I head coach to reach 800 career wins with an 87-86 win at N.C. State. He was the third fastest coach to reach 800 career victories.
Aug. 24, 2008 — With Krzyzewski at the helm, Team USA reclaimed the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with a 118-107 victory over Spain. Krzyzewski guided the U.S. squad to a perfect 8-0 record in the Olympics as the team averaged 106 points per game while winning by an average margin on 27.9 points per contest.
March 15, 2009 — Duke captures its 11th ACC Championship under Krzyzewski and 17th overall with a 79-69 victory over Florida State in the ACC Tournament finals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. The 17 titles ties Duke for the most in ACC history with North Carolina and is the eighth in 11 seasons for the Blue Devils.
July 21, 2009 — Krzyzewski is named the head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team program for 2009-2012. He will become the first U.S. coach of multiple Olympic teams since Henry Iba, who won gold in 1964 and ‘68 and coached the team that lost the controversial 1972 gold-medal game to the Soviet Union.
Sept. 11, 2009 — Krzyzewski is inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame at a plaque unveiling ceremony held in the Kenna Hall of Army Sports inside the Kimsey Center.
Feb. 13, 2010 — Duke earns a 77-56 victory over Maryland in Krzyzewski’s 1,000th game at Duke, which came in the 71st year of Cameron Indoor Stadium.
March 6, 2010 — With an 82-50 victory over North Carolina, the second largest win for Duke in the nation’s biggest rivalry, the Blue Devils claim the 19th ACC regular season championship in school history and set a school record for home victories by finishing the season 17-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
March 14, 2010 — The Blue Devils repeat as ACC Tournament Champions by defeating Georgia Tech, 65-61, at the Greensboro Coliseum. With the title Duke passes North Carolina for most ACC Championships with 18, including nine in the last 12 seasons.
March 28, 2010 — Duke defeats Baylor 78-71 in Houston, Texas to advance to the 11th NCAA Final Four under Krzyzewski. Nolan Smith pours in a career-high 29 points in front of 47,000 fans at Reliant Stadium.
April 5, 2010 — Krzyzewski wins his fourth NCAA National Championship at Duke with a 61-59 win over Butler at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kyle Singler is named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player after recording 19 points and nine rebounds in the championship game. The four championships tie Krzyzewski with Adolph Rupp for second most all-time.
September 12, 2010 — Team USA defeats host Turkey, 81-64, to win the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The U.S. team finishes the tournament 9-0 with a +24.9 margin of victory. Kevin Durant, one of six players under the age of 22 on the team, is named tournament MVP after averaging 22.8 points per game for the event.
September 15, 2010 — Krzyzewski is inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Chicago City Council and Mayor Richard M. Daley also make Sept. 15 “Mike Krzyzewski Day” in Chicago.
November 24, 2010 — Duke defeated No. 4 Kansas State, 82-68, for the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic championship and Krzyzewski’s 800th win at Duke. He became the fifth coach to win at least 800 games at one school.
December 29, 2010 — Krzyzewski passes longtime rival Dean Smith of North Carolina into second on the NCAA all-time victories list, recording his 880th career win in a 108-62 contest at UNC Greensboro.
March 20, 2011 — The Blue Devils held on for a 73-71 victory over Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to hand Krzyzewski his 900th career win. He joined Bob Knight as the only two coaches with 900 or more career wins.
September 9, 2011 — Krzyzewski is inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame. Coach K is joined in the Hall of Fame class by Ben Bennett (football), Jenny Chuasiriporn (golf), Bobby Hurley (basketball) and Vanessa Webb (tennis).
November 15, 2011 — Duke defeats Michigan State, 74-69, at Madison Square Garden to give Krzyzewski an NCAA-record 903rd career coaching victory. Longtime mentor and previous record-holder Bob Knight calls the game for ESPN. Andre Dawkins makes six three-point field goals in a 26-point effort, while Seth Curry adds 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in the win.
December 2012 — Krzyzewski is named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. He shares the Dec. 12, 2011 SI cover with women’s basketball coaching icon Pat Summitt.
February 16, 2012 — Duke overcomes a 61-41 deficit with 11:33 to play in a 78-73 win over N.C. State. It is the largest second-half margin Duke has overcame in a victory under Coach K.
April 16, 2012 — Krzyzewski is honored with the USBWA Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian Award honors an individual involved in college basketball who has made a significantly positive impact on society.
August 2, 2012 — Team USA sets an Olympic scoring record in a 156-73 win over Nigeria in pool play. Krzyzewski’s group also sets Olympic records for three-pointers (29, including 10 from Carmelo Anthony) and three-point percentage (.630) in the win.
August 13, 2012 — Krzyzewski directs Team USA to a 107-100 win over Spain to claim the London Olympics gold medal. He closes out his tenure in charge of the USA Men’s Senior National Team with a 50-game win streak, while becoming the first U.S. coach of multiple Olympic teams since the legendary Henry Iba, who won gold in 1964 and 1968 and coached the team that lost the controversial 1972 gold-medal game to the Soviet Union.
Dec. 19, 2012 — Krzyzewski is named co-recipient of the 2012 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award after leading the USA Men’s National Team to the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. The award is the fifth for Krzyzewski, who also received the honor in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
March 5, 2013 — Duke tops Virginia Tech, 85-57, at Cameron Indoor Stadium to give Coach K his 880th career victory at Duke. Krzyzewski moves past former North Carolina head coach Dean Smith into second place all-time in wins at one school.
March 29, 2013 — The Blue Devils defeat Michigan State, 71-61, for their 30th win of the season. Coach K guides Duke to 30 or more wins in a season for an NCAA-record 13th time in his career.
May 23, 2013 — USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo announces that Hall of Fame basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will return as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the 2013-16 quadrennium.
June 12, 2013 — Krzyzewski receives the 2013 Dick Enberg Award, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) at the fourth annual Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Gala in Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 18, 2014 — The 41st President of the United States and co-founder/chairman of CEO Roundtable on Cancer, George H.W. Bush, traveled to Durham, N.C., to recognize Krzyzewski for his personal commitment and leadership in working toward eliminating cancer as a public health threat. Former president Bush witnessed Duke’s 95-60 rout of NC State before recognizing Coach K for his efforts and greeting the Duke team in the locker room following the victory.
Jan. 25, 2014 — Duke tops Florida State, 78-56, at Cameron Indoor Stadium to give Krzyzewski his 900th career victory at Duke, joining Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim as the only other Division I head coach to collect 900 victories at one school.
Sept. 14, 2014 — Krzyzewski leads the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team to a 129-92 win over Serbia in the gold medal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. Former Duke standout Kyrie Irving is named tournament MVP, while Team USA extends its win streak to 63 consecutive games under Coach K.
Dec. 18, 2014 — Krzyzewski is named USA Basketball Co-Coach of the Year. It was an unprecedented sixth such honor for Coach K (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014).
Jan. 25, 2015 — Krzyzewski becomes the first Division I men’s basketball coach to win 1,000 games as Duke defeats St. John’s, 77-68, at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Devils went on an 18-2 run down the stretch to put Coach K in four figures on his first try.
Feb. 4, 2015 — Duke outlasts Georgia Tech, 72-66, at Cameron Indoor Stadium to give Krzyzewski his ACC-record 423rd league victory. With the win, Krzyzewski surpassed former North Carolina coach Dean Smith as the winningest in ACC play.
April 6, 2015 — Krzyzewski captures his fifth NCAA Championship at Duke with a 68-63 win over Wisconsin in Indianapolis – also the site of the Blue Devils’ 1991 and 2010 national crowns. Tyus Jones was named Final Four Most Outstanding Player after scoring a game-high 23 points in the championship game, shooting 7-of-13 from the floor and converting all seven of his free throw attempts. Krzyzewski’s fifth national title moved him past Adolph Rupp for second-most all-time.
Feb. 20, 2016 — Krzyzewski coaches his 1,355th career game to became the NCAA’s all-time leader in games coached. He surpasses the record of 1,354 held by Jim Phelan, who coached for 49 years at Mt. St. Mary’s.
Aug. 21, 2016 — Krzyzewski closes his tenure as U.S. National Team head coach in style, as the U.S. defeats Serbia, 96-66, to claim the gold medal at the Rio Olympics. Krzyzewski finishes his tenure with an 88-1 record, winning a U.S.-record 76 straight games to finish his National Team career. He becomes the first coach in either men’s or women’s basketball to lead a country to three consecutive Olympic gold medals.
March 11, 2017 — Duke defeats Notre Dame, 75-69, to become the first team to win four games in four days to claim the ACC Tournament title. It was Duke’s record 20th ACC championship, and its record 14th under Krzyzewski. He finished the tournament with a record 61 ACC Tournament victories.
November 11, 2017 — Duke defeats Utah Valley, 99-69, as Coach K becomes the first Division-I men’s coach to win 1,000 games at one school.
December 6, 2017 — Nike names a new building on its campus in Portland after Coach K — the 47,000-square foot Michael Krzyzewski Fitness Center.
May 30, 2018 — Coach K and wife, Mickie, announce their personal commitment of $3 million toward a $15 million fundraising campaign for the Emily K Center — Coach K’s largest, single philanthropic contribution ever.
March 16, 2019 — Duke beats Florida State, 73-63, in the ACC Championship game to give Krzyzewski his 15th conference tournament title and the program’s 21, extending ACC records for both. Zion Williamson was named the Tournament MVP, becoming the first freshman in conference history to be named ACC Player of the Year and Tournament MVP in the same season.
February 8, 2020 — In one of the most remarkable games in the great history of the Duke-North Carolina rivalry, freshman Wendell Moore Jr., tips in the game-winner at the buzzer in overtime for a 98-96 victory that stuns the Dean Smith Center crowd. Moore’s tip of Tre Jones’ missed jumper finally ends a game that saw Duke rally from 13 down in the final 4+ minutes of regulation. Jones forced overtime, as the sophomore hit a contested jumper at the regulation horn after corralling his own intentionally-missed free throw.
October 29, 2020 — Make-A-Wish America presents the Chris Greicius Award to Coach K and the Duke men’s basketball program, recognizing the exceptional wish-granting support exemplified by the Blue Devils in helping create life-changing wish experiences for children fighting critical illness. Duke become the first collegiate program nationally the earn the honor.
December 31, 2020 — The Emily K Center announced the completion of its three-year Game Changer comprehensive fundraising campaign. Goaled at $15 million, the campaign surpassed that by more than $3 million, raising $18.85 million by the campaign’s completion.
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How Prince Philip renounced two royal titles for love
Due to the death of her husband, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth will be in mourning for 8 days and retire from public affairs. They lived in marriage for almost 74 years, having met in their youth. She was his fourth cousin, and he was an unsuitable bridegroom for her, moreover, a gentile.Gazeta.Ru is about how the “wrong” relations of the monarchs developed long before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prince Philip first met the future queen and wife in 1934 – at the wedding of the British Duke of Kent and the Greek princess Marina. He was then 13 years old, she – 8.
5 years later, on the eve of the war, they met again, at the British Royal Naval College Dartmouth. The family of King George VI of Great Britain made a visit to the college, and a young 18-year-old cadet was introduced to 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth.Soon an informal correspondence began between them, which did not stop during the war, when Philip served in the navy in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Pacific Ocean.
In 1946, after the end of World War II, with no home of his own, no plans for the future, or even decent suits and good shoes, Philip began to regularly visit Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. And she, according to one of the ladies-in-waiting, abruptly began to smarten up and listened to the song “People Will Say We’re in Love” from the musical “Oklahoma”.
Philip’s relationship with Elizabeth flourished during this period. Informally, a young man proposed to her at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. In that year, in a letter to Philip wrote to her: “Go through the whole war and see victory, have the opportunity to rest and rebuild, fall in love completely and selflessly – before that, all personal and even world troubles seem small and insignificant.”
Wedding of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1947
An official proposal followed: in writing, he asked for the princess’s hand from Queen Mother Elizabeth.Despite his royal origin, at first, Philip’s candidacy was met with resistance at court: after all, he was a prince in exile, a gentile – he was considered rude and uncouth, either a German or a Greek – certainly not an Englishman. But Elizabeth was persistent. In 1947, the couple officially announced their engagement.
To become a full-fledged groom, one still had to go through a number of formal procedures: to renounce the Greek and Danish royal titles, obtain British citizenship, officially adopt the surname of Mountbatten’s mother and convert from Orthodoxy to the bosom of the Anglican Church.
Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with their children: Prince Charles and Princess Anne
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The wedding of Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth took place on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. He was 26, she was 21. They got married in the presence of two thousand people. Philip guessed that his wife would one day become queen and lead Great Britain, but he did not think that this would happen so soon.
“I wonder if Philip knows what he’s doing,” wondered King George VI, Elizabeth’s father, at the wedding. – After all, one day Lilibet will become queen, and he – her husband. It is much more difficult than being a king, but I think that he is suitable for this job, “- quotes the monarch of Vogue.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the parade in London, 1996
The young couple lived for several years at a military base in Malta, where Philip served.They had two children, Charles and Anne. 5 years after the wedding, in 1952, King George fell ill and died suddenly. Philip told his wife that they would become the most famous people in the world. At her coronation in 1953, he knelt before her and vowed to be her “knight for the rest of his days.”
Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 2015
The royal spouse had to get used to a supporting role, with which it was difficult for him – an ambitious, sarcastic military man – to come to terms.He was never able to become the founder of the royal dynasty of Mountbatten: although according to the rules the queen had to take her husband’s surname, Queen Mother Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill strongly opposed this, and the British monarchs continued to bear the Windsor surname. And the Duke of Edinburgh said the famous phrase: “I’m just a damn amoeba. I am the only man in the country who is not allowed to give his children his last name. ”
On November 20, 1997, on her 50th wedding anniversary, Queen Elizabeth delivered a speech to Tony Blair and dozens of guests of honor at the London Banquet House.She thanked the Prime Minister for organizing the celebrations that evening, and all Britons in general for the support of the couple during her tenure.
At the end of her speech, she mentioned her husband, Prince Philip, with a deep and uncharacteristic feeling for her: “He is one of those who do not easily accept compliments, but he has always been my support and support all these years. I and his entire family, as well as this and many other countries owe him more than he ever said or we will ever know. ”
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Duke Philip of Edinburgh feed Elizabeth the elephant calf at Wipsnade Zoo
Articles from the 50s and 60s depict Philip as a man with the flow.He was not sure of his place, of his role, of his life. But in the end he found his way, creating his own legacy and persistently supporting his wife. King George was right: he really was right for his “job.” Philip accompanied Queen Elizabeth at all official events – opening of parliamentary sessions, foreign visits, state receptions and dinners.
In addition, as a member of the Royal family of Great Britain, Prince Philip has been involved in the patronage of about 800 organizations – related to environmental protection, industrial development, sports and education.In particular, from 1961 to 1982 he was president of the International Wildlife Fund, from 1964 to 1984 – president of the International Equestrian Association, he served on the council of the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Salford and Wales. In total, the Duke took part in about 20 thousand events during his “service” in the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 19 November 2017
In 1973, Philip was the first member of the British royal family to make an unofficial visit to the USSR as President of the International Equestrian Federation.In the Kremlin, he was received by Brezhnev, Kosygin and Podgorny. During this visit, he visited Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev. In May 1980, Philip attended the funeral of Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.
In 1986, together with his wife, he visited China, and in 1994, together with Elizaveta, he visited Russia. In March 1997, Prince Philip visited the Russian Federation for the third and last time, having visited Khabarovsk and Kamchatka.
What life was like for Prince Philip
Great Britain is waiting for days of mourning – in Windsor Castle at the age of 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, has died, with whom she has lived for almost 74 years.A sailor, a veteran of World War II, he remained a support for his wife all his life and served as a working member of the royal family, accompanying Elizabeth II at all events and supporting 800 organizations. Before retiring in 2017, he made about 20,000 official visits.
Two months before her 100th birthday, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, passed away this morning in Windsor. This was announced by Buckingham Palace on its website, accompanying the news with a photograph of the prince and comments from the queen.
“Her Majesty The Queen announced with deep regret the death of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, ”the statement said.
More recently, the Duke of Edinburgh was reported to have successfully undergone minor heart surgery after being admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 16 due to poor health.
Two weeks later, he was transferred to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery to treat an unnamed cardiovascular disease, and then returned to the King Edward Hospital for rehabilitation.A month after his hospitalization, on March 16, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip had been discharged from the hospital and that he was in good spirits.
The Duke of Edinburgh would have turned 100 on June 10, 2021. Married to Queen Elizabeth II, who was his fourth cousin, he lived for almost 74 years, all this time being in the shadow of the monarch – to this he adapted for a long time and painfully.In the political life of the country, however, neither Prince Philip nor Elizabeth II took part – in Great Britain the monarchy plays a decorative role and rather serves to raise the morale of the British and citizens of the countries of the British Commonwealth. However, in early childhood, the future British prince found himself in the thick of political events, because of which his life turned upside down.
The Greek and Danish Prince Philip was born and raised in Greece, on the island of Corfu in the royal family: his father Prince Andrew, brother of King Constantine I of Greece, belonged to the Danish-Greek dynasty, and his mother Princess Alice was the daughter of the German prince Louis Battenberg, who married on one of the granddaughters of the British Queen Victoria.On the paternal side, Prince Philip is also associated with the Romanov dynasty – he is the grandson of the Queen-Consort of Greece Olga Konstantinovna and the great-great-grandson of the Russian Emperor Nicholas I. On the maternal side, Philip is the grand-nephew of the last Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
The youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew, Philip was a representative of the Danish Glucksburg dynasty and could lay claim to both thrones – Denmark and Greece. But none took. In 1922, war broke out between Greece and Turkey, the prince’s uncle, King Constantine I, who was blamed for the country’s defeat, abdicated, and Prince Andrew was arrested.Subsequently, the entire royal family of Greece ended up in exile – they emigrated to France on a British warship (the move was so dangerous that Prince Philip was hidden in a fruit box, having organized a bed in it).
First, the monarchs moved to France. The family settled in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Cloud. Philip began his studies at an American school in Paris, but soon went to the UK to study at Cheam Preparatory School, where he lived with his grandmother at Kensington Palace.When Philip was 12, he moved to Germany to study at a private school in Zalem. But two years later he left Nazi Germany – and moved to the Gordonstone School in Scotland.
Difficult times continued in the prince’s life into adolescence: the sisters quickly married German aristocrats and moved to Germany, his mother was treated for schizophrenia in a psychiatric hospital, his father moved to Monte Carlo. A few years later, his older sister’s family crashed in a car accident, and when Philip turned 17, his uncle and guardian Lord Milford Haven died of bone marrow cancer.
In the 1939-40s, Philip Mountbatten (this is how the German surname Battenberg was Anglicized) studied at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. After graduating with the rank of midshipman, he served in the Navy throughout the Second World War and reached the rank of senior lieutenant. Philip took part in the Cretan operation and the Battle of Cape Matapan in the Mediterranean theater of operations, and also served on a battleship and destroyer in the war with Japan in the Pacific Ocean.
He met his cousin Elizabeth, the future queen, at the wedding of the British Duke of Kent and the Greek princess Marina in 1934 – he was 13 years old, she was 8.He later met her in 1939 at a college in Dartmouth during a visit by King George VI of Great Britain and his family: then Princess Elizabeth was already 13 years old, and the Greek prince in exile was 18 years old. After that, correspondence began between the young people. In 1946, after the end of World War II, staying either with his grandmother, Princess Victoria, in Kensington Palace, or with his uncle, Dickie Mountbatten, having neither his own home, nor plans for the future, nor even decent suits and good shoes, he became visit Elizabeth regularly at Buckingham Palace.And she, according to one of the ladies-in-waiting, began to carefully take care of her appearance and regularly listen to the song “People Will Say We’re in Love” from the musical “Oklahoma”.
In June 1946, Philip Mountbatten in a letter asked for the princess’s hand from Queen Mother Elizabeth.
After that, a number of formalities awaited him – for example, the renunciation of Greek and Danish royal titles, obtaining British citizenship and the official acquisition of the maternal surname Mountbatten – which he would not be able to pass on to his children – and the transition from Orthodoxy to the Anglican Church.
The wedding of Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth took place on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. He was 26 years old, she was 21 years old. And they had several happy years of marriage ahead – Prince Philip went to military service in the navy, and the family lived for some time at a military base in Malta. However, in February 1952, King George VI passed away and the young princess took the throne. Her husband had to get used to a supporting role, with which it was difficult for him – an ambitious, sarcastic military man – to come to terms.He could not become the founder of the royal dynasty of Mountbatten: although according to the rules the queen had to take her husband’s surname, in practice, Queen Mother Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill strongly opposed this, and the British monarchs continued to bear the Windsor surname. And the Duke of Edinburgh said the famous phrase: “I’m just a damn amoeba. I am the only man in the country who is not allowed to give his children his last name. ”
For many years, the role of Prince Philip will be to accompany Queen Elizabeth at any official events – openings of parliamentary sessions, foreign visits, state receptions, dinners, and so on.
As a member of the British royal family, Prince Philip has patronized about 800 organizations – related to environmental protection, industrial development, sports and education. In particular, from 1961 to 1982 he was president of the International Wildlife Fund, from 1964 to 1984 – president of the International Equestrian Association, he served on the council of the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Salford and Wales. In total, the Duke took part in about 20 thousand events during his “service” in the royal family.
In August 2017 – at the age of 96 – Prince Philip finally retired, announcing that he would now only appear at private events. However, he made public statements several times.
So, in April last year, he thanked doctors and scientists for their work in the fight against coronavirus. In a message posted to the royal family’s social media, he said: “As World Immunization Week approaches, I wanted to celebrate the vital and urgent work that many people are doing to fight the pandemic; representatives of the medical and scientific community.professionals from universities and research institutes have all come together to protect us from Covid-19. On behalf of those of us who stay safe and stay at home, I also wanted to thank all the key employees who ensure the continuity of the infrastructure of our lives; staff and volunteers working in food production and distribution, those who support postal and delivery services, and those who monitor continued garbage collection. ”
He also appeared in public in July to hand over the title of Honorary Commander of the British Infantry Division to Camilla Parker Bowles.
Despite the fact that officially Prince Philip has been in the shadow of his wife all his life, he will go down in history as one of the most prominent representatives of the royal dynasty, thanks to sarcastic jokes on the verge of a foul, , which can be judged as sexist or racist. He also did polo, drove horse-drawn carriages, and went on yachts. He painted in oils and collected works of art, which included comics. He loved cars – and gave up the opportunity to drive only after had a car accident in January 2019, , turning over in his Land Rover – then two women were injured through his fault.
In recent years, Prince Philip lived in seclusion at the Sandringham residence in Norfolk, but for a period of self-isolation due to coronavirus restrictions, he moved to Windsor to live there with his wife. He also spent Christmas there – without children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were separated by the pandemic.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: the hope and support of Elizabeth II
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for over 70 years he has provided unwavering and unwavering support to Queen Elizabeth II.
It was an extremely difficult role, especially for a naval officer, a man of strong character who had a principled position on a wide range of issues.
It was willpower that allowed him to successfully fulfill the duties of a consort and provide significant assistance to his wife in her royal role.
The Queen’s consort has no constitutional role in Great Britain, but for decades no one has been closer to the institution of the monarchy and no more importance to the British monarch than Philip.
Descendant of Nicholas I
Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921 on the Greek island of Corfu, but his birth certificate says a different date – May 28, 1921, since Greece had not yet switched to the Gregorian calendar.
His father was Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark, son of King George I of Greece. Prince Philip’s grandmother was the wife of George I, Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna Romanova, granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I.
Philip’s mother – Princess Alice of Battenberg was the daughter of Prince Ludwig of Battenberg later received the title of Lord Mountbatten.Princess Alice was the great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
After the coup d’état of 1922, the revolutionary court expelled Prince Andrew and his family from Greece. A British warship sent by his second cousin, King George V, transported the family of the Greek monarch to France. Infant Philip spent most of the journey in an impromptu crib made from an orange crate.
He was the youngest child in the family and the only boy who grew up surrounded by caring and loving older sisters.
Philip first went to school in France, but at the age of seven he was taken to England and settled with the Mountbatten family in Surrey.
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Philip’s mother Alice was the great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria
By the time his mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia, she was placed in an asylum for the mentally ill, and Philip hardly saw her.
In 1933, 12-year-old Philip was sent to southern Germany to the boarding school Schule Schloss Salem, run by the then famous teacher Kurt Hahn.However, a few months later, Khan, a Jewish national, was forced to flee Nazi persecution.
Khan moved to Scotland, where he founded a school in Gordonstoun, where Philip was transferred.
In Gordonstone, the Spartan regime reigned, the emphasis was on developing willpower and independence, which was the best fit for a single teenager who lived far from his parents.
Reported in reports from the front
The Second World War was approaching, and Philip decided to start a military career.
At first he wanted to enlist in the British Royal Air Force, but following the naval tradition of his mother’s branch of the family, he eventually became a cadet at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
During the visit of King George VI and his family to college, Philip was sent to accompany two young princesses – Elizabeth and Margaret.
According to eyewitnesses, Philip threw dust in his eyes, trying to impress them that he succeeded in full: the meeting left a deep mark on the soul of 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth.
Philip quickly established himself as one of the best cadets of the college, graduated with honors and in January 1940 took part in the fighting in the Indian Ocean for the first time.
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Prince Philip (left) enjoyed amateur performances at Gordonstone
While serving on the battleship HMS Valiant of the Mediterranean Fleet, he was noted in reports for his participation in the Battle of the Cape Matapan in 1941.
He was in charge of the ship’s searchlights and was instrumental in the night battle.“I found another ship, its central part was illuminated and almost instantly disappeared after a point-blank volley from 15-inch guns,” he recalled.
In October 1942, he served on the destroyer HMS Wallace and was one of the youngest assistant in command in the Royal Navy.
All this time he corresponded with the young princess Elizabeth, and several times he was invited to spend a leave of absence with the royal family.
After one of these visits, on Christmas Day 1943, Elizabeth placed on her table a photograph of Philip in naval uniform.
Their relationship began to develop after the war, although their rapprochement caused discontent among some close to the royal family. One of the courtiers called Prince Philip “rude and ill-mannered.”
But the young princess was in love, and in the summer of 1946 Philip asked the king for the hand of his daughter.
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Prince Philip has a brilliant military career under his belt
However, a condition was set: before announcing the engagement, the prince had to change his citizenship and surname.
He renounced his Greek title, became a British citizen and took his mother’s surname – Mountbatten.
The day before the wedding, King George VI bestowed upon Philip the title of His Royal Highness, and on the morning of his wedding day he became Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merionet and Baron of Greenwich.
Royal couple: How the wedding of Prince Philip and Elizabeth II was held
The wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.She became, in the words of Winston Churchill, a “flash of color” in the faded post-war life of Britain.
The Duke returned to naval service and was sent to Malta, where he and Princess Elizabeth could lead the life of an ordinary soldier’s family for a while.
Their first child, Prince Charles, was born in 1948 at Buckingham Palace, and their daughter, Princess Anne, was born in 1950.
On September 2, 1950, Philip fulfilled the dream of any naval officer by becoming the captain of the sloop HMS Magpie.At that moment he was 29 years old.
But his naval career was about to end. The deteriorating health of George VI meant that Princess Elizabeth had to devote more time to royal duties and needed the support of her husband.
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The wedding of Elizabeth and Philip became, as Winston Churchill put it, a “flash of color” in the faded post-war life of Britain
Philip retired in July 1951 and never returned to the naval service.
The Duke was not the man to regret the past for long, however, he later admitted that he was upset that he could not continue to serve in the navy.
His contemporaries have repeatedly admitted that Philip in all respects could become the commander-in-chief of the Royal Navy. But he had a different fate.
In 1952, Elizabeth and Philip went on a tour of the Commonwealth countries. Initially, the royal couple was supposed to go to it.It was during this trip, in February, while on a safari in Kenya, that the king had died of coronary artery thrombosis.
It was Philip who had to inform his wife that her father had passed away and she became Queen of Great Britain. One of his friends later said that Philip looked completely lost then.
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Prince Philip at the coronation of his wife Queen Elizabeth II
Deprived of his military career, Philip did not have time to find himself in a new role, and the accession of his wife to the throne forced him to urgently seek this new role …
Before the coronation, it was announced that Philip would in all cases be the second oldest after the queen, but would not have any powers of authority.
And although the Duke was full of ideas about how to modernize the monarchy, he began to become more and more disenchanted, meeting tough opposition to any change from the most conservative part of the court.
And then part of his violent energy was directed to an active social life.The prince began to sit with friends for long lunches in London’s wicked Soho district, went to nightclubs and often got into the newspaper gossip.
And although Philip was given the reins of government in family life, even there he lost the battle for the right to give his children his last name.
Prince Philip had to adjust to life at Buckingham Palace
The Queen’s decision to have their children bear the name Windsor instead of Mountbatten was a blow to the Duke.
“I am the only man in the country who is not able to give his last name to children,” he complained to friends. “I am nothing but a damn amoeba.”
Relationship with son
At the same time, as a father, Prince Philip could be rude and insensitive. According to Prince Charles’s biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby, little Charles often cried because his father lectured him in public. Charles’s relationship with his father has always been difficult.
In addition, Philip insisted that Prince Charles go to his old school in Gordonstoun.He was convinced that a harsh regime would change the character of his son, who was prone to solitude. However, the young heir to the throne hated school: he missed home and was often the subject of ridicule and bullying from classmates.
In part, Philip’s character and his relationship with others can be attributed to his difficult and lonely childhood. From an early age, he was forced to develop self-reliance, and already in his mature years he often could not understand why others did not have the same willpower.
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Prince Philip insisted that his son, Prince Charles, also study at Gordonstone
Although the prince could not always find a common language with his own children, one of his important areas of activity there was concern for youth.
In 1956, Philip founded the Duke of Edinburgh Foundation, which awards prizes to encourage the acquisition of community skills and love of nature.
This project has been extremely successful and has enabled nearly seven million young people aged 15 to 25, including those with disabilities, to challenge themselves by participating in various competitions and events.
“If you help young people succeed in one thing,” Philip once said in an interview with the BBC, “this sense of success will spread to many other areas of their work.”
The Duke devoted a lot of time to this project, attended many events and participated in their direct preparation.
Caring for Nature
Philip was also a passionate conservationist. However, in 1961, he caused a stir in the press by killing a tiger while on a trip to India.The publication of photographs showing the tiger as a trophy only made the situation worse.
However, he used his considerable influence and energy to benefit WWF, of which Prince Philip became its first president in 1981.
“Humanity in its activities has no right to endanger the extinction of entire species of animals. If Westminster Abbey is demolished, it can be restored. But when the dodo bird became extinct because of us, we simply will not be able to return it.She is gone forever, “he said in an interview with the BBC.
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Prince Philip was enthusiastic about the conservation of wildlife
” It is wonderful that we have such a fantastic a variety of life forms, and they are all interconnected, “he noted.” I think that if we, people, are given power over their life and death, that is, disappearance and survival, we should use it, guided by certain moral principles.Why allow something to disappear if you can not? “
At the same time, he angered some environmentalists by supporting the hunt for hazel grouses.” There is game, and you want it to be next year, you need to do this, how farmers do – harvest, but not destroy everything in the bud, “Philip explained.
He has earned widespread praise for his dedication to preserving forests and participating in the campaign against overfishing of ocean fish.
Prince Philip also had a keen interest in production, often visited factories and factories and became a patron of the Society of Industrialists.
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Prince Philip was keenly interested in the achievements of British industry
Complete political incorrectness
His penchant for frank statements was sometimes perceived as rudeness and more than once caused him problems. As a result, he gained a reputation as a person who does not know how to correctly assess the situation, especially during foreign visits.
One of his most famous missteps happened when he and Elizabeth II were on a state visit to China in 1986.The remark about the “narrow-eyed” dropped in a private (as it seemed to him) conversation about the “narrow-eyed” drove the British tabloids into a frenzy, but in China itself almost no one paid attention to it.
During a visit to Australia in 2002, he asked an Aboriginal businessman, “Are you still throwing spears at each other?”
And although criticism was heard for such comments, there were those who saw in this a manifestation of the independent disposition of the duke, who did not want to change for the sake of political correctness.
Many believed that his so-called bloopers were attempts to defuse the atmosphere and help the interlocutors overcome stiffness.
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Prince Philip was particularly fond of playing polo
Throughout his life, Prince Philip was fond of sports.
He swam, played cricket and polo, excelled at driving horses and was President of the International Equestrian Federation for many years.
The general public became aware of the tension in his relationship with his eldest son after the publication of the biography of Prince Charles.Its author, Jonathan Dimbleby, claimed that it was Philip who forced Charles to marry Diana Spencer.
Nevertheless, during difficult periods of his life, when discord was outlined in the families of his children, the Duke showed himself to be a much more caring person than many of his critics suggested.
He was the first to lend a helping hand to them, trying to get into their position. It is possible that he was driven by his own memories of how difficult it was for him after his marriage to become a full member of the royal family.
Prince Philip was deeply upset by the failed marriages of his three children – Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles.
But he never agreed to public confidential conversations, declaring in 1994 to one of the newspapers that he had never done this before and would not do it now.
Over the years, the rhythm of his life has not changed. Already in old age, he traveled extensively – both as part of his work for the benefit of the World Wildlife Fund, and with the Queen during her official visits abroad.
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Riding a horse-drawn carriage was one of Prince Philip’s hobbies
Mother’s grave and Princess Diana’s letters
In 1994 he made a pilgrimage to the grave of his mother (who died in 1969) in Jerusalem, where she bequeathed to bury herself, which was done.
Another exciting event in his life was the celebration in 1995 of the 50th anniversary of the victory over Japan in World War II.
On the day of Japan’s surrender, Prince Philip was aboard a British destroyer stationed in Tokyo Bay, and on the day of the 50th anniversary of this victory, he marched in the ranks of veterans of battles in the Far East in a parade in front of the queen.
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Contrary to rumors, the Duke of Edinburgh supported Princess Diana
In 2007, 10 years after the death of Princess Diana, in an attempt to dispel accusations that Prince Philip was hostile towards to his former daughter-in-law, the correspondence between the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Diana was published.
In it, Diana calls Philip “dear dad”, and all their warm soulful tone testifies that her husband’s father was a source of moral support for her.
Retiring from public duties
In August 2017, after many years of serving the Queen, Prince Philip retired.
As the Office of Buckingham Palace calculated, since 1952 he has independently attended 22,219 events, not to mention those where he accompanied the Queen.
Then Prime Minister Theresa May thanked him for his “outstanding service to the public life of the country.”
In the same year, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Much to the prince’s chagrin, hip replacement surgery prevented him from continuing to practice equestrian sports in the vicinity of Windsor Castle, and after a serious car accident in which he got in January 2019, Philip voluntarily renounced his driver’s license. 90,029
During the pandemic, Prince Philip and the Queen moved to Windsor Castle so as not to expose themselves and others to the risk of infection, and in January 2021, both were vaccinated against coronavirus.
A life dedicated to the service of the Queen
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was an independent and very strong-willed man who, by the will of fate, found himself at the very center of British society.
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The Queen always considered Prince Philip as her hope and support
Although he was a born leader, he was always destined to be content with the second role, and his temperament often did not match the requirements of his position in society.
And yet, like no one else, he managed to do a lot for the country and its people with the help of his unique position, not to mention his huge role in bringing the British monarchy to new realities.
However, his most important achievement was undoubtedly the constancy and the moral support that he provided to Queen Elizabeth II throughout the long years of her reign.
As he once confessed to his biographer, his job was “to ensure that the queen rules.”
“I just did my best,” he said in an interview with the BBC. “I cannot suddenly change my style, I cannot change my interests or how I react to different events. . It’s just my style. ”
In her speech to celebrate their golden wedding, Elizabeth II paid tribute to her husband, who has served as consort longer than anyone else in British history.
“He is not one of those who like compliments, but all these years he has just been my hope and support.I and our whole family, and our country, and many other countries are so indebted to him that we don’t even know it ourselves, and he doesn’t recognize him, ”said Queen Elizabeth.
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Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, 1947
“It is enough for men to have a pulse to get married”: why did the Bridgerton series so outraged Russian social networks and is it worth watching?
It is 1813 outside, and Daphne Bridgerton, who has just turned 21, hurrying with her mother to the ball.She is excited and alarmed – this is not just a ball, this is the first of a series of balls and social events at which she will find herself a husband. After all, the “high season” has begun in London, or, to be more precise, the “brides’ fair” has opened, where girls are supposed to have a presentable appearance, agree with everything and dazzle men with their beauty and the ability to play music. Then, maybe (and only “maybe”), someone will marry them. For men, to get married, it is enough to have a pulse, a title and more money.
The entire large Bridgerton family is preoccupied with finding a husband for Daphne. But the competition is high: the neighbors – the family of Lord Featherington – have as many as three daughters for marriage. Anyway, promising brides from all over England came to London. Which of them will get the most handsome and richest man, duke, or maybe even a prince? And who will have to be content with a noble of a lower rank and with a lesser fortune? And who, oh horror, will not be able to find a spouse for himself in the allotted time and may in the future remain an old maid?
But there is a caveat: Daphne Bridgerton does not want to get married by convenience, she wants the same beautiful story as her dowager mother’s – a marriage only for love.And our heroine does not want to listen to any persuasions and explanations, and even more so, she does not want to obey the instructions of an impulsive older brother, who, after the death of her father (tragically bitten by a bee and died of anaphylactic shock), leads the large Bridgerton family.
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A still from the TV series “Bridgertons” · DR
If you think that this sounds like the beginning of a “ladies’ romance”, then you do not think at all. The new Netflix hit “Bridgerton” is based on a series of benchmark women’s novels, the very ones in which the brawny gardeners, handsome princes and shy young maidens, whose cheeks turn crimson at the sight of the “jade rod” of the chosen one.
The main plus of the modern golden age of TV series: viewers want to see old stories in a new way, and platforms are ready to give their best authors any money the name Regence Romance (the action certainly takes place in the era of the Regency, that is, from 1811 to 1820) – and turns it into a meaningful statement. At the same time, not only without violating the canons of the genre, but in almost everything following them.But this, perhaps, is the main plus of the modern golden age of serial production: viewers want to see old stories in a new way, and platforms are ready to give their best authors any money so that they can embody their most daring ideas. Showrunner and screenwriter of the series Chris van Dusen made two global decisions: saturating the costume history of two hundred years ago with topical contemporary issues.
The screen world of the Bridgertons is not good old England at all, but the modern world, simply “overturned” in the 19th century.Smartly dressed ladies and gentlemen dance to the orchestral arrangements of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Maroon 5. The heroes communicate with each other in a fictionalized version of the English language, which seems to imitate stylization for the era, but in fact – to the surprise of the British press – almost has nothing to do.
Finally, secular ladies (and gentlemen) learn gossip from the anonymous “Telegram channel”, or rather, from the mini-newspaper, which is conducted by the mysterious “Lady Whistledown”. By the way, she also becomes the voice of the author, who behind the scenes explains to us not only things that are important for the plot, but also globally introduces us to the rules and structure of the serial world.In this sense, the closest known analogue of “Bridgerton” can definitely be called the outstanding series “Desperate Housewives”. They are similar as twin sisters – not only with a snide voice-over narrator, but also with a color palette and especially a half-ironic, half-serious attitude towards the characters and the narrative.
But this funky balagan balances the problems the heroes face. The bride market, as we’ll quickly find out, is literally a market, and the show hits all the major gender-related issues very accurately.He just does it elegantly and without modern terminology, but here reproductive terrorism, the attitude towards women as a “piece of meat”, and domestic violence are all important and significant problems of our time. And, what is important, here, using the example of the society of the 19th century, the authors propose to think about the fact that men can also suffer from gender stereotypes and their problems are no less in need of discussion. But perhaps the most unexpected problem that the Bridgertons propose to discuss is the issue of sex education.Two key storylines of the first season are directly tied to the fact that a girl at 21 does not know how, why and where children come from. And these stories were invented very ingeniously, which, of course, does not cancel, but only emphasizes the urgency of the problem.
A still from the TV series “Bridgertons” · DR
Inevitably, any conversation about the series is faced with the question of the skin color of the actors involved. It’s pretty sad and seems to say more about the debaters than the show, but it can’t be avoided. The series “Bridgertons” deliberately ignores the historical truth, giving equal rights to representatives of all races in the fictional world of the 19th century.The Queen, Duke, Countess, members of the nobility – many of them are played by black actors. Why? Because this is not a historical series, the authors are filming a story about the modern world and modern relations, just in different scenery and with more elegant costumes. And the modern world, especially the world of Netflix viewers (196 million subscribers in 190 countries), is a world in which people do not only have white skin. In industrial jargon, this technique is called “blind casting”, that is, the decision to choose a role is made solely on the basis of the quality of the samples.In the end, in the movie “The Last Bogatyr 2” the heroes live in towers, wear chain mail and clothes of ancient Russia, but for some reason no one discusses the issue of the historical authenticity of the events taking place.
The blind casting reception really raised questions and controversy not only in Russia. But black intellectuals and liberal authors of progressive newspapers were dissatisfied with him
On the other hand, the discussion, primarily Facebook, about black maids of honor in secular drawing rooms in 1813, highlighted an important point.And the point is not even that the authors ignore real precedents, which one could, if desired, grab hold of – the son of the black slave Alexander Dumas (the father of the same Alexander Dumas), who was a general in the Napoleonic army, nicknamed the “Black Demon”. Rather, these disputes have become another illustration of the complete isolation of our “intellectual elite” from modern contexts. The blind casting reception really raised questions and controversy not only in Russia. But black intellectuals and liberal authors of progressive newspapers were dissatisfied with him: in their opinion, equalizing white and black heroes in the series, the scriptwriters are doing the wrong thing, since such an approach completely ignores all the real, and not invented, suffering that people with non-white color suffered in history. skin.Which, by the way, is partly true, because there really is no problem related to the racial issue in the Bridgertons.
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Anyway, the result of this complex mix is the rare charm of a series that is a pleasure to watch. And on the one hand, all the attributes of the genre will remain in the frame, from the most passionate costume sex in unexpected places, where the heroes will find passion, to the baby finale, which is indispensable for this kind of novels.But on the other hand, the authors make all their characters a little more difficult, a little more interesting, a little more ambiguous than is customary in such novels, and rather quickly the viewer will begin to love and empathize with them. Importantly, Netflix and Shonda Rhimes – the titan of American television and the “godmother” of the series – have eight seasons of Bridgerton planned, one for each member of this very lovable family.
Zakharova called the interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the collapse of the scenery
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Zakharova called the interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the collapse of the scenery
Zakharova called the interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the collapse of the scenery – RIA Novosti, 09.03.2021
Zakharova called the interview of Prince Harry and Meghan collapse of scenery
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova reacted to an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She believes that the British establishment is in … RIA Novosti, 09.03.2021
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MOSCOW, March 8 – RIA Novosti.Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova responded to an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She believes the British establishment is in cahoots with the press and the press is manipulating public opinion. monarchy. In particular, Megan said that one of her husband’s relatives expressed concerns about the skin color of her unborn child and that she herself had suicidal thoughts and was denied help.She also said that she was offended by the wife of Harry’s older brother, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate. Prince Harry, in turn, told how his father, Prince of Wales Charles, did not answer his calls, refusing to discuss his son’s problems. On her Facebook account, Zakharova indicated that she had watched the interview. “You know, a lot fell into place in understanding. what is democracy with the specifics of the British monarchy, “she added. Zakharova wrote that from Oprah Unfrey’s conversation with the Duke and Duchess, it follows that” even the most protected members of the British elite do not feel safe if they are not favored by the ruling elite. “”Secondly, the British establishment is in collusion with the press, and the press manipulates public opinion, forming an appropriate perception, which may in principle not coincide with reality, even contradict it,” Zakharova wrote. materials from the British Foreign Office, which recently appeared on the Internet, testify to the same, “she said. According to Zakharova, “any topic, as the Sussexskys have confirmed, the British media industry, at the suggestion of the authorities, can distort exactly the opposite.”“We have gone through this more than once, using the examples of the stories of Litvinenko, Berezovsky, Skripals, White Helmets, and so on.” not a scandal. It’s a collapse of the scenery, “she concluded.
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MOSCOW, March 8 – RIA Novosti. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova responded to an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She believes that the British establishment is in collusion with the press, and the press manipulates public opinion.In an interview shown in the US on Sunday night, the retired Duke and Duchess of Sussex made some sensational statements that hurt the royal family and the image of the British monarchy. In particular, Megan said that one of her husband’s relatives expressed concerns about the skin color of her unborn child and that she herself had suicidal thoughts and was denied help. She also said that she was offended by the wife of Harry’s older brother, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate.Prince Harry, in turn, told how his father, Prince of Wales Charles, did not answer his calls, refusing to discuss his son’s problems. September 29, 2020, 11:02 am Showbiz Zakharova indicated that she watched the interview.
“You know, a lot fell into place in the understanding of what democracy is with the specifics of the British monarchy,” she added.
Zakharova wrote that from Oprah Unfrey’s conversation with the Duke and Duchess, it follows that “even the most protected representatives of the British elite do not feel safe if they are not pleasing to the ruling elite.”
“Secondly, the British establishment is in collusion with the press, and the press manipulates public opinion, forming an appropriate perception, which may in principle not coincide with reality, even contradict it,” Zakharova wrote.
“On my own I would add that, in fact, the materials of the British Foreign Ministry, which have recently appeared on the network, testify to the same,” she said. According to Zakharova, “any topic, as the Sussexskys have confirmed, the British media industry, at the suggestion of the authorities, can distort exactly the opposite.”“We have gone through this more than once on the examples of the stories of Litvinenko, Berezovsky, Skripals, White Helmets, etc.,” she said.
An official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry wrote that “racism has not been eradicated, and its victims are being persecuted.”
“This is not a scandal. This is a collapse of the scenery,” she concluded.
March 8, 05:43
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married three days before the wedding
22 shocking quotes from the world elite
Most Americans are in the dark, but a very dark philosophy is spreading like wildfire among the world’s elite.This philosophy is a manic belief that humanity has become a cancerous tumor that is destroying the planet. Now there are many world leaders who are convinced that a sharp increase in the world’s population has become comparable to a virus or an epidemic, and that this must be dealt with accordingly. Indeed, it is very difficult not to notice how many members of the world elite are simply obsessed with birth control. The UN issues memoranda about it, universities have entire courses dedicated to it, radical proponents of birth control have been appointed to the world’s highest political positions, and some of the most powerful people on the planet come together to just talk. about it.Those who believe in this philosophy continually talk about the need for “easier access” to abortion, contraception, and other “family planning” services. But, despite all their efforts, the population of the planet continues to increase. And those who believe in this philosophy of birth control are very nervous.
So who are these people in the global elite who believe so fervently in birth control? Some of the names you read about will probably completely shock you.
Many of them are the most famous names in the world. For example, Prince Charles recently gave an important speech in which he lamented the rapidly expanding population of the planet: “I could choose Mumbai, Cairo or Mexico City; wherever you look, the world population is growing rapidly. population of Great Britain. This means that in 50 years our poor planet, which is barely supporting 6.8 billion people, will somehow have to support more than 9 billion people. “
Many of the world’s elite believe that the world’s growing population is the number one problem facing the world. Many of them are absolutely convinced that overpopulation is the main cause of “climate change”, is destroying our environment and threatening to turn the entire planet into one giant slum of a third world country.
Of course, this is all nonsense, but this is what they believe, and what is terrible – most of them have power and hold positions of influence, where they can really do a lot to carry out their evil plans.
The next 22 shocking quotes from the global elite about birth control that will make you vomit …
1) Policy Summary of the United Nations Population Division, March 2009 …
“What can be done to accelerate the decline in fertility in the least developed countries?”
2) Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder …
“There are 6.8 billion people in the world today.The population is rapidly approaching 9 billion. If we do really good work now on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health care, maybe we can lower it by 10-15 percent. “
3) John P. Holdren (John P. Holdren) Science Advisor to US President Barack Obama …
“It would be easier to implement a program to sterilize women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater complexity of the operation compared to vasectomy, than to try to sterilize men.
The development of a sustained sterilization capsule that can be sutured under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens up additional opportunities for coercive birth control. The capsule would be sewn in at puberty and removed by official permission for a limited number of births. “
4) Paul Ehrlich, Science Advisor to former US President George W. Bush …
“Every person who is now born brings imbalance in the environment and life support systems of the planet.”
5) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg….
“Frankly, I thought that when the Roe decision was made, there was a concern about population growth, and in particular about growth in the part of it that we least want.”
6) Report of the UN Population Fund “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate”….
“No human being is truly carbon neutral, especially when all greenhouse gases are in equilibrium.”
7) David Rockefeller …
“The negative impact of population growth on all of our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly obvious.”
8) Jacques Cousteau …
“In order to stabilize the world’s population, we must kill 350,000 people every day.”
9) Founder of CNN News Agency Ted Turner …
“The entire population is 250 – 300 million people, reducing 95% of the current level would be ideal.”
10) Dave Foreman, co-founder of Earth First! …
“My three main goals would be: reduce the human population to 100 million worldwide, destroy industrial infrastructure and see the desert with its full range of species returning around the world.”
11) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh …
“If I were reincarnated, I would like to return to earth with a killer virus to reduce human populations.”
12) David Brower, First Executive Director of the Sierra Club Conservation Community …
“Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society if the parents are not licensed by the government … All potential parents [would be obliged] to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issues antidotes to the citizens chosen for the birth of the child.”
13) Founder of the American Planned Parenthood Federation Margaret Sanger …
“The highest manifestation of mercy that a family can show one of their young children is to kill him.”
14) Founder of the American Planned Parenthood Federation Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York. New York Publishing House, 1922Page 12…
“Birth control should eventually lead to a cleaner race.”
15) Princeton University Philosopher Peter Singer …
“So why don’t we be the last generation on the planet?
16) Thomas Ferguson, Former US State Department Population Officer …
“There is only one theme for all our work – we have to reduce the population.Either governments will do it our way, through good, clean methods, or they will get in trouble like we have in El Salvador, or Iran, or Beirut. Population is a political issue. Once the population is out of control, it requires an authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it … “
17) Mikhail Gorbachev …
“We need to talk more openly about sexuality, contraception, abortion, the importance of birth control, because the environmental crisis is, in short, a demographic crisis.Reduce the population by 90% – and there simply won’t be enough people to cause an ecological disaster. “
18) John Guillebaud, professor of family planning at University College London …
“On a planetary scale, the effect of having one child less in families, much greater than all other measures, such as turning off the lights. Another child is the equivalent of a large number of flights around the planet.”
19) Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at Austin Eric Ar. Pianka (Eric R. Pianka)….
“This planet could contain half a billion people who would live in relative comfort without harming nature. The population must be greatly reduced and as quickly as possible to reduce environmental damage.”
20) Head of the US Department of State Hillary Clinton …
“This year, the US has resumed funding for reproductive health care through the UN Population Fund, and more investment is expected.Recently, the US Congress allocated more than $ 648 million in foreign aid to family planning and reproductive health programs around the world. I must add that this is the largest disbursement in more than a decade since we had a Democratic president. “
21) Nina Fedorova, Hillary Clinton’s advisor …
“We need to continue to slow down the world’s population growth rate; the planet cannot support more people.”
22) The first of the “new 10 commandments” on the Georgia tablets (eng.Georgia Guidestones, sometimes referred to as “American Stonehenge” in popular culture, is a large granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, USA. The monument contains a long inscription in eight modern languages, and at the top of the monument there is a shorter inscription in 4 ancient languages. In June 1979, an unknown person hiding under the pseudonym R. C. Christian ordered the construction of a monument to the Elberton Granite Finishing Company – approx. perevodika.ru) …
“Let the earth’s population never exceed 500.000.000, in constant balance with nature. “
(“Yes, They Really Do Want To Reduce The Population – 22 Shocking Population Control Quotes From The Global Elite That Will Make You Want To Lose Your Lunch”)