It’s no secret that legendary ESPN analyst Dick Vitale harbors great respect for the Duke men’s basketball program and its head coach Mike Krzyzewski. In fact, Vitale doesn’t just regard Krzyzewski as the best coach in college basketball, but the top head coach in all sports, professional and amateur.
Vitale first laid that claim on television during Duke’s 63-52 win over Louisville on Saturday, and he reiterated it today on Twitter.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 20, 2015
Strong praise indeed for Krzyzewski, who will look to become the first men’s coach in NCAA history to reach the 1,000 win plateau when the fifth-ranked Blue Devils take on St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. At the very least, Vitale’s opinion will provide more fuel for those who accuse him of pro-Duke bias and mockingly refer to him as “Dookie” V.