Many Team USA basketball players have spoken of the positive relationship they've formed with national team coach Mike Krzyzewski. Former Duke star Jay Williams posted a photo on Twitter that helps in part explain why Coach K is so revered:
This is the amazing man Coach K is. Been there. Coaching beyond basketball. pic.twitter.com/GQQfEyEdM4"— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) August 3, 2014
Coach K's decades with the Blue Devils have helped make him a pantomime villain for many in the basketball world. Yet even his most ardent critics should be moved by that picture and view it as a testament to the respect and admiration he commands from his players.