See Coach K tribute TBS aired before NCAA Final Four that brought Mike Krzyzewski to tears

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

TBS aired a nearly 10-minute tribute to Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski during Saturday's NCAA Final Four pregame show.

The format was similar to the John Madden tribute that FOX aired in December. It had Mike Krzyzewski sitting in a chair watching large screens of clips and people talking about him.

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was one of the people in the video. Coach K's former Duke players Carlos Boozer Grant Hill, Bobby Hurley, Christian Laettner, Jon Scheyer, and Zion Williamson were included. USA Olympic team players Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant were also included.

Krzyzewski got emotional when his daughters and wife, Mickie, spoke near the end of the video.

Coach K tribute during 2022 NCAA Final Four

"Get chills man," Krzyzewski said about halfway through it.

Krzyzewski is retiring at the end of the 2021-22 season. He's been the Duke head coach since 1980.

No. 2-seeded Duke enters the matchup 32-6 overall. Most recently, Duke defeated Arkansas 78-69 on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.

No. 8 seed North Carolina comes into the game 28-9 overall. On Sunday, UNC beat St. Peter's 69-49 in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 01: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on during practice before the 2022 Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 01, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rob Carr/2022 Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 01: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on during practice before the 2022 Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 01, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rob Carr/2022 Getty Images)

The winner advances to face either Kansas or Villanova in the NCAA Tournament national championship game on Monday.

In their earlier meetings this season, Duke beat North Carolina 87-67 on Feb. 5 in Chapel Hill, and North Carolina beat Duke 94-81 on March 5 in Durham.

Here's more Duke, UNC basketball news:

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 01: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on during practice before the 2022 Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 01, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 01: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on during practice before the 2022 Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 01, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Hubert Davis is the North Carolina men's basketball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: See Coach K tribute from Final Four that made Mike Krzyzewski cry