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Mike Krzyzewski’s yearbook photo reveals amusing alternate pronunciation for his name

Jeff Eisenberg
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Mike Krzyzewski at West Point in 1969 (via Redditt)

The best part of Mike Krzyzewski's 1969 West Point yearbook photo surfacing on Tuesday isn't his parted hair, boyish face or button-studded uniform.

All of that is secondary to the way the editors poked fun at the future Duke coach.

How great is it that they compare Coach K to three guys known for their enormous noses in the blurb next to his photo? Or that they refer to him not as "Mike Sha-shef-ski" but as "Mick Kriz-il-lon-ski?"

[Photos: Athletes when they were young]

Hopefully rival ACC schools take note. The first ACC student section to launch a "Kriz-il-lon-ski" chant when Duke visits this season is guaranteed to get a laugh.

(Thanks, USA Today)

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