Beloved North Carolina College Basketball Coach Has A New Job
ESPN is reporting that Mike Krzyzewski is coming out of retirement and returning to basketball. But not college basketball, and not as a coach. Krzyzewski will be the “special advisor to NBA basketball operations.” The Hall of Fame coach will provide counsel to the league and team executives on several issues related to the game. First on his agenda will be the NBA general manager’s meeting next week in Chicago.
“We are honored to have Coach K join the NBA family and share his vast experience and expertise with the league and our teams,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell in a press release. “As a preeminent coach and renowned leader who cares deeply about the game of basketball, he is uniquely suited to drive discussions and offer insights about the present and future of the NBA.”
This move comes just one year after Coach K retired from his long-time role as the Duke Men’s Basketball Head Coach. He has also served as the coach of the USA Olympic men’s basketball team. Guess Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t cut out for retirement!
“This is a tremendous opportunity to deepen my connection to the NBA and participate in conversations about further strengthening the league and the game,” Krzyzewski said. “Even in my retirement from coaching, my passion for the sport has never been higher. This role will enable me to stay engaged with basketball at the highest level.”