Former Duke Athletics Director Tom Butters took Bobby Knight’s advice in 1980 and hired Michael William Krzyzewski away from West Point Academy when nobody had ever heard of him. Butters says: “There is no doubt in my mind that Mike is the brightest young coaching talent in America. This followed with his many personal qualities lead us to believe him to be the best possible choice to lead Duke’s Basketball program now and in the future.” Prophetic Words.
Watch this news story covering the introduction of a 33 year old Coach K as Duke’s new head basketball coach
A Look Back: Mike Krzyzewski Hired At Duke: 03.18.80: