Mike Krzyzewski happens to be one of the greatest college basketball coaches ever. No, scratch that. Coach K happens to be one of the greatest basketball coaches — no matter the level — ever. He has helped make the Duke Blue Devils basketball program become one of premiere programs in the nation, turned being a nice guy into a cool thing and has held his composure despite Dick Vitale endlessly confessing his undying love for him and his team.
Bad things to come with being at the top of the mountain, however. One of the big detractors is being a polarizing figure for a polarizing team. Not everyone loves Duke, Coach K or thinks they are all kinds of swell. Some might say, because they have, that the Duke Blue Devils represent evil. Because, you know, evil comes groomed with its hair parted to the side.
Regardless, Coach K is a big (expletive) deal. Still, his last name is rather tricky. Don’t believe me? Watch a slew of ACC players attempt to spell his name.
So, um, that didn’t go so well.
If you are an avid Duke supporter, you probably blame the lack of intelligence on the kids for not knowing how to spell his name. If you hate Duke, then you probably blame Coach K for having a hard surname to spell. If you’re a normal, sane person, you just happen to realize that he was given that long surname and it’s nobody’s fault but happenstance.