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Duke, Krzyzewski Agree to Long-Term Contract

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DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewski has agreed to a new contractthat will keep him at Duke for the rest of his coaching career.

Athletic director Joe Alleva said in a news release Wednesdaythat Krzyzewski's deal extends through at least 2011. The releasedid not indicate what Krzyzewski would do after that.

Alleva's statement said the deal covered "the rest of his(Krzyzewski's) coaching career."

University officials and Krzyzewski would not discuss details ofthe deal, but the coach said he feels "well-compensated."

"My family and I love Duke and I really appreciate theuniversity making this type of long-term commitment. Duke is a veryspecial place and Duke basketball is part of what makes itspecial," Krzyzewski said.

"The idea that I can continue to play a role in the success ofeach is very gratifying, and I'm thrilled at the expression ofconfidence the university has placed in me by offering thislifetime contract," he said.

Krzyzewski, 54, has a 533-164 record since he began coaching at Duke in 1981. He has three national championships, including back-to-back titles in 1991 and 1992 and the 2000 title, and six Atlantic Coast Conference titles.

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