Thanks to a 2011 national championship -- the fourth of his career -- and leading Team USA to two consecutive gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, Mike Krzyzewski has really loosened up as he's cruised into his 60s. This is a good thing for everyone, but a really great thing today. Here's why.
In this video we've got K holding court in a public way unlike anything most have seen or heard before. The original video was curiously scrubbed from YouTube late Tuesday, so the backup has audio that's tougher to hear. K's story mostly involves Jay Z and Beyonce, but really is all about his massive (understandable, evolutionarily correct) crush on the one the cool kids call "Bey."
"I'm always looking for street cred," Kryzewski said to the horde of Duke students who were camped out -- on the second football weekend of 2013 -- for basketball tickets. "That's why I'm doing the United States team again."
Krzyzewski then shared a story from last November about when he introduced LeBron James at Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year dinner. He was in the front row and noticed two empty seats next to him. Vexed, he wondered how anyone could be late or absent to such a huge event.
Then, in strolls modern music's most powerful couple.
"I really love Jay Z, but I'm madly in love with Beyonce," Kryzewski said.