Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils Open Quick Hitter by Dana Beszczynski
The Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils Open Quick Hitter is a great set play that was used by the Duke Blue Devils in order to get the ball inside to their center. The Duke Blue Devils really does a good job emphasizing spacing by using the 3 pt line and their shooters are in a perfect position for a kick-out pass to the weak side
The diagonal back screen sets up a quick hit for 4 in the post and the action continues with 5 screening on the wing lifting 4 off the block to the wing for a possible inside pass to 5 on the throw back from 2
Coach K’s sets really make the players “read” the game and take advantage of the what the defense gives them.
The Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils Open Quick Hitter isn’t the only thing that Coach Mike Krzyzewski taught his players. They had an outing where his former players taught about the life lessons that Coach K taught them. Shan Battier talked about Coach K having unbelievable leadership skills, and that he called himself a “teacher”, but Battier called him a “catalyst”. Battier said that Mike Krzyzewski could put the right button in any person to get the best of of them.
Jay Williams talked about how he appreciated Mike Krzyzewski and the life lessons that he taught him in the game of life. Those skils are what got him through the motorcycle accident that ended his NBA career. Coach K was the inspiration in Jay Williams coming back to play in the NBA and then re-inventing himself. Williams released his book, “Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention,” in January.
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