Last year the Kentucky Wildcats were considered the favorites entering the NCAA Tournament. While Kentucky didn't win the national championship (Duke Blue Devils), the Wildcats advanced to their 17th Final Four.
Athletes often love social media, especially Twitter, because it gives them a platform to speak upon to their millions of fans. They can interact with others, and it gives a way to broadcast to a large audience whenever. However, there are also plenty of negatives, including backlash and everybody trying to give advice. That is exactly why Coach K of Duke has made his Twitter account secret, under an alias.
There's no denying Mike Krzyzewski built Duke into the basketball power that it is today.
Duke released a video tribute to the Blue Devils coach entitled, "On Top of the Game," which he is. After winning the five national championships and coaching Team USA to victory, there's nothing Coach K can't do.
Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era.
Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the inventor of the game, James Naismith. Smith then coached Michael Jordan. From Naismith to Allen to Smith to Jordan, it would be hard to find a better connection from the infancy of basketball to the modern game.