Duke basketball: 15 programs who hate Coach K’s success

Virginia fans hold up signs of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
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These 15 schools envy Duke basketball prosperity under its coaching icon.

This began as a list of five fanbases who shudder at the sight of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski as he reigns over the sport and shows no signs of slowing down. However, to the shock of no follower of college hoops, the number quickly grew to 10. Then, paying tribute to the sheer extent of the outside hate toward the 74-year-old’s throne, the need to acknowledge yet another handful of the most hateful became apparent as well.

Yet who can blame these 15 jealousy-stricken mobs? Across 40 years, Krzyzewski has guided Duke to 1,084 wins, five NCAA Tournament crowns, 12 Final Four appearances, and 15 ACC Tournament titles. Speaking to consistency, the game’s all-time wins leader has never ended a decade having overseen fewer than two marches to the postseason’s final weekend, all the while earning Big Dance invitations in all but his first three seasons and the 1994-95 campaign.

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Along the way, anti-Dukies have sprouted up in bunches after suffering some combination of hurt feelings, resentment, spite, annoyance, dislike of winners in general, you name it. Such folks should show up again in the comments section below. Yup, no form of pest control could ever rid them for good.

But rather than sinking to their level by admonishing their often callous behavior, this Blue Devil loyalist is taking the more righteous path by simply praising their passion with this ranking (a special prize awaits No. 1). OK, let’s tip this off at the bottom with those who deserve some recognition for their displays of K-induced anguish but would need to step up their vitriol a bit before cracking the top 10…