We made mention in February of a trip Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett, took to Durham, North Carolina, in order to observe first hand the coaching techniques of the mastermind behind both the Duke Blue Devils’ and the United States’ national basketball team, Mike Krzyzewski. Garrett came away from his trip beaming over what he had learned from Coach K; Coach K, speaking on Tuesday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, was equally effusive in his comments on Garrett.
"I can see why he was chosen to be the head coach," Krzyzewski said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's very good. I can see why you would want to work with him or work for him. He's got good stuff, good charisma, smarts. I would think he'd be very much a player's coach."
Krzyzewski, whose Blue Devils were bounced in the Sweet 16 this season, is viewed as one of the foremost authorities on coaching, and for good reason. Under his watchful eye, the Blue Devils have become a perennial pick to win it all, and the US National Team has returned to prominence.
But according to Krzyzewski, Garrett’s trip to Durham was a learning experience for both he, and the newest head coach of “America’s Team.”
"I loved it," Krzyzewski said. "I found him to be just a real humble, great guy. And very smart. We had a lot of time one-on-one because after practice or whatever, I'd drive him back to the hotel. It was neat for me to talk to another head coach and get his insights.
"I enjoyed the whole time. I know he did, too. Hopefully they win a lot so someone won't say: 'Well, you went down there and they put a bad curse on you.'"
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