Mike Krzyzewski Receives Congrats From Lebron, Kobe, And Melo Following Duke’s Championship Win

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Mike Krzyzewski is no doubt one of the greatest coaches in the history of the sport of basketball and he continues to prove that with yet another national championship as the head coach of Duke.

However, he is not just the coach of Duke, and has recently served as the coach for the USA’s basketball team as well, with 3 key players from that time taking the time to congratulate him on the big win last night.

The Duke Blue Devils defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63 in order to give the coach his 5th national championship, putting him in second place of all time, trailing only John Wooden for most championships as a coach, who has 10.

Mike Krzyzewski received a special congratulations from Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony all individually over Instagram after the conclusion of their game in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Statidum last night.

Lebron told him he was his favorite and said that last night was no surprise after winning two championships with him in the Olympics.

Ironically two of the players that gave him congratulations did not even play college basketball, electing to go to the NBA after high school, which is not even allowed anymore. However, if he had the chance, there is no doubt that Coach K would have tried to recruit Lebron or Kobe, who have become two of the best players in the history of the NBA.

Kobe Bryant left him with a message that said 5 ring salute and showcased a photo of the two of them high-fiving.

5 Ring Salute #CoachK #NationalChamps #Duke

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Although he has yet to win an NBA championship, Carmelo Anthony did win an NCAA championship with Syracuse, and has proved his worth as an NBA player. The star of the New York Knicks posted a sweet photo of him hugging the legendary coach.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski has had an exceptional career in that he has prepared young players for successful careers in the NBA such as JJ Redick and Shane Battier, while working with some of the league’s best players later on coaching Team USA.

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