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Coach K On Precipice Of Historic Win [Photos From Duke Archives]

Coach K in the locker room, 1983. This was his third year as the Duke head coach.
Duke University Archives

This weekend, Duke's legendary basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, or Coach K, might net his 1,000th career win, and there is a lot of buzz.

The team will compete against St. John's, Sunday, at Madison Square  Garden. Sports Illustrated reports that ticket prices have surged. "According to ticket data aggregator TiqIQ.com, tickets for the game are selling for an average of $384.54 on the resale market, which is 237.45 percent more expensive than the average St. John's game at Madison Square Garden," they report.

ESPN published a feature story, "Do You Know Mike Krzyzewski?" with the subtitle "His friends, family and the people closest to him say you know the coach -- not the man."

We asked the nice folks at Duke Basketball to take a look into the archives to give us a photographic representation of the breadth of Coach K's career. Here's what they came up with:

Coach K and team in the locker room, 1983. This was his third year as the Duke head coach:

A young Coach K speaks with top player Billy King in the 1980s:

A young Coach K speaks with Billy King in the 1980s.
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Duke University Archives

Coach K hugging Steve Wojciechowski after Coach K earned his 500th career win:

Coach K hugging Steve Wojciechowski after Coach K earned his 500th career win.
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Duke University Archives

Coach K with Bobby Knight after Coach K earned his 903rd career win to become the all-time winningest NCAA Division I Coach. Duke defeated Michigan State that day:

Coach K with Bobby Knight (former coach at Army) after Coach K earned his 903rd career win to become the all-time winningest NCAA Division I Coach. Duke defeated Michigan State that day.
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Duke University Archives

Coach K stepping off the bus after returning to Cameron Indoor Stadium following his 903rd win:

Coach K stepping off the bus after returning to Cameron following his 903rd win
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Duke University Archives

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for wunc.org, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.
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