USA Basketball’s board of directors named Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski a co-recipient of USA Basketball’s 2014 National Coach of the Year award. Krzyzewski, a six-time USA Basketball National Coach of the Year honoree, led the national team to a gold medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain this past summer. Krzyzewski shares the award with Connecticut women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma, who garners the accolade for the third time in his career.
The men’s national team posted a perfect 9-0 record in world cup play under Krzyzewski’s guidance, becoming just the third country in FIBA World Cup history to win back-to-back titles. The US team defeated opponents by a 33.0 point margin, the most by a US team in a World Cup or Olympic Games since the 1994 World Championships.
Krzyzewski has served on 14 USA teams as either an assistant coach or head coach since 1979, helping lead the national team to 10 gold medals, including two Olympic and two World Cup championships. Krzyzewski has coached four USA World Cup teams (1990, 2006, 2010 and 2014), amassing a 32-3 record.
Established in 1996, the USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award is presented annually to a USA Basketball head coach who has inspired the success of individuals comprising the national team.
Wake Forest: Coach Danny Manning and his staff will host the first-ever Wake Forest Holiday Clinic on Friday, Jan. 2, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. The clinic is open to boys in first through sixth grades.
The cost of the clinic is $70 per person. Included in the cost are two tickets to the Wake Forest-Louisville game on Sunday, Jan. 4 (additional tickets will be $22). Also, all campers will receive a Wake Forest basketball T-shirt.
The Holiday Clinic will give a midseason glimpse of the Demon Deacon basketball program. The Wake Forest players and staff will work with the participants on ball-handling, passing, offense without the ball, shooting, rebounding, defense, sportsmanship, teamwork, work ethic and good listening skills.
The clinic will be held in the Miller Center on Wake Forest's campus. Check-in begins at 2:15 p.m. in the Miller Center.
To register for the clinic, visit DannyManningBasketballCamps.com/.
North Carolina: Each year, UNC student-athletes and staff “adopt” families through the Share Your Holidays program, run by Durham Social Services. Each team receives a wish list then shops for, wraps and delivers the presents, making the holidays brighter for a local family.
This year, Carolina Athletics provided gifts for 11 families, with the baseball, men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, softball, swimming and diving and volleyball teams all participating, along with the Student-Athlete Development office.