Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone two different surgeries already this offseason, which is not exactly the ideal way for a 69-year old man to kick off a summer where he will be coaching in the Olympics.
But for those of you — meaning fans of rival ACC teams and, apparently, John Calipari — hoping that he’ll be leaving Durham anytime are going to be disappointed.
Or so said Duke athletic director Kevin White.
“Mike has a five-year contract in place and his intention is to honor that contract at a minimum,” White told the News & Observer. “Given his unparalleled passion for leadership and the sport of basketball, it would not surprise me at all if Mike coaches beyond his current contract. To be sure, and I’ve said this many times, we have the greatest coach at any level and in any sport representing Duke University. So I’d stand behind any of that. And he’s in great shape.”
But that’s not even the most fascinating nugget dug up by the N&O in that story. I’m not going to give away any spoilers, but let’s just say that the commercials Coach K has been in during the NBA season may be providing a bit of false advertising.