Can Anyone Break Mike Krzyzewski's Win Record?

By Doug Brodess

With 903 wins, Duke's coach seems untouchable, but his record is far from safe

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Mike Krzyzewski is the winningest D-1 men's college basketball coach of all time. With Duke's defeat of Michigan State Tuesday night, Coach K surpassed his mentor, Bob Knight with a record of 903-284, winning 76 percent of his games over 36 years (plus three games this season). That translates to winning 25 games a year for more than three and a half decades.

Not knowing how many wins that Krzyzewski will add to "the 903," the question arises: Does any current college basketball coach have even the slightest chance of catching him? Is the bar too high for anyone to clear it? Is this an unreachable goal?

Here are some of the possible candidates with a shot and estimates of what they would need to do over the next couple of decades to catch Coach K.

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