Mike Krzyzewski appreciated Dean Smith's influence on his career


Mike Krzyzewski, 's long-time rival, was in Philadelphia with Duke for an NCAA tournament regional and sent for . "He wanted to tell me how much he appreciated the tradition and everything Coach Smith created (because) it made him better," said Hanners, now a Charlotte Bobcats assistant. "It was almost like he was saying (Smith) was my role model." (Charlotte Observer)

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