Leading Duke to five national championships is Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s claim to fame, but he is also the head coach that has brought Team USA back to prominence after some poor showings in the early 2000’s. NBA superstar LeBron James played for Coach K during two of those runs, and congratulated him on Instagram this morning for the most recent championship, calling him “his favorite.” Cue the Coach K to Cleveland rumors! (We’re kidding…maybe.)
Another future Hall of Famer and Olympian, Kobe Bryant, also congratulated Krzyzewski.
Congrats on 5 Coach K! #NationalChampionship
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 7, 2015
Coach K has never taken his talents to the NBA, but he definitely has the respect of the sport’s top talent.