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Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski followed similar paths

Before they became legendary basketball coaches, Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski had to withstand harsh criticism. At UNC, Smith was hanged in effigy on campus after a stinging 107-85 loss at Wake Forest in January 1965. Roughly 20 years later, Krzyzewski's second and third seasons at Duke were marked by such opposition that the struggling coach was hounded by a posse of "concerned Iron Dukes." (Raleigh News & Observer)

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