Congratulations, Coach Mike Krzyzewski!by Representative David E. Price
Posted on 2015-01-27
PRICE of North Carolina asked and was given permission to
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. PRICE of North Carolina. Madam Speaker, I rise today, along with
my colleague, Mr. Butterfield, to congratulate Coach Mike Krzyzewski of
Duke University on becoming the first coach in the history of Division
I NCAA basketball to win 1,000 games. Blue Devils everywhere are proud
of this remarkable feat, the crowning achievement of a career that has
seen Coach K win four national titles and two Olympic gold medals.
As fellow Duke fans will note with relish, many of these 1,000 wins came against other storied ACC programs such as Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest. That makes Coach K's historic achievement all the more impressive.
I taught at Duke and then represented the campus for a number of years. I know firsthand of Mike Krzyzewski's character and integrity. He is not only a world-class coach; he is also a committed educator who has trained and inspired his players to succeed in whatever they undertake in life.
The Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, behind which Mike was the driving force, stands as a memorial to his mother and as a sign of his dedication to at-risk youth as they aspire to a college education.
So on behalf of the Duke community, whose core values Coach K exemplifies, and on behalf of the House of Representatives, congratulations! We look forward to watching you build on your winning tradition for many years to come.