AKRON, Ohio – Here in the busiest and perhaps most pressured summer of his professional life, Mike Krzyzewski sat in the last row of a half-filled bleacher Sunday, scouting some of the best high school players in America.
He was back to duty as Duke's head coach here at a summer talent camp; the sausage making part of college basketball that's far from the bright lights and big moments of winter. In this case, he was eyeing the every move of Andre Dawkins, a junior to be from Virginia who has already committed to being a Blue Devil.
Just days ago he helped put the finishing touches on the U.S. Olympic team roster he'll coach next month in China.
Soon enough, as he watched his long-term college future, his short-term Olympic one came bounding up the bleachers. LeBron James, who's hosting this all-star event here in his hometown, plopped down next to him and said, "Hey, Coach."
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