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Krzyzewski Filling Void in LeBron’s Life
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 23, 2012 @ 7:07 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
When Dwyane Wade was struggling during the playoffs last season against Indiana, he sought personal advice from someone he had trusted for a long time.
LeBron James never had that sort of relationship with a college coach because, well, he never went to college.
Mike Krzyzewski, who has won four national championships in four decades at Duke, has seemingly stepped in to fill that void.
Krzyzewski and James started to get to know each other once Krzyzewski took over coaching duties for Team USA in 2005. James was part of Coach K’s first Team USA experience, when the team finished third at the World Championships in 2006 — setting the stage for a gold medal performance at Beijing in 2008. James and Krzyzewski won gold for the second time this past summer in London.
James and Krzyzewski have stayed in contact over the years, with James’ crediting Coach K for helping him mature into a vocal leader with Team USA.
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