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Durham highway renamed in honor of Coach K

The N.C. Department of Transportation named a Durham highway after former Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski at a ceremony in Cameron Indoor Stadium last Friday.

The section of Cameron Boulevard from Kerley Road to Duke University Road was renamed the Coach K Highway, in honor of Krzyzewski’s 42 years as the head coach of the Duke men’s basketball team.

“This is an honor for me and my family,” Krzyzewski said. “The highway signifies the journey of me, my wife, Mickie, and my family for the last 44 years. When we came to Durham, we found a home. Durham is our home. When I think of Coach K Highway, I think of my mom and dad, and my brother, Bill. They would be so proud.”

Governor Roy Cooper was unable to attend the ceremony but sent a video message that was played at the event.

“This highway sign will mark Coach K’s drive to the Duke campus each day,” Cooper said. “And it will no doubt inspire others to travel the road to their kind of greatness. Congratulations Coach K, and thank you for your friendship, leadership and all you have done for our state.”

Krzyzewski is the winningest men’s coach in college basketball history with 1,202 career victories and 1,129 at Duke.

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