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Duke, Krzyzewski Agree to Long-Term Contract

Posted November 14, 2001 3:45 a.m. EST

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

Athletic director Joe Alleva said in a news release Wednesday that Krzyzewski's deal extends through at least 2011. The release did 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 of the deal, but the coach said he feels "well-compensated."

"My family and I love Duke and I really appreciate the university making this type of long-term commitment. Duke is a very special place and Duke basketball is part of what makes it special," Krzyzewski said.

"The idea that I can continue to play a role in the success of each is very gratifying, and I'm thrilled at the expression of confidence the university has placed in me by offering this lifetime 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.