Last week’s ACC meetings in Florida had to get cut from Mike Krzyzewski’s schedule.
Something had to give during an offseason that will end up being the busiest, most pressure-packed and easily most disruptive for Krzyzewski in years.
Within the past month, Krzyzewski said goodbye to his former player, longtime trusted top assistant Johnny Dawkins, who took the Stanford job. And then Krzyzewski had to reshuffle a coaching staff that will have three new faces in three new positions.
Krzyzewski saw one top reserve (Taylor King) transfer (to Villanova), but he picked up a steal of a late-spring recruit in 6-foot-10 Miles Plumlee, a one-time Stanford signee who got out of his commitment after Trent Johnson went to LSU.
Mike Krzyzewski has to juggle a coaching staff in new positions as well as the big expectations of the Olympic team this summer.
That’s just at Duke. That doesn’t even account for the Olympic team, an overriding but welcomed burden that hovers over him.