Coach K Returns for Fourth Season on Sirius XM Radio Tonight
NEW YORK, Oct 21, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will host his weekly talk show, 'Basketball and Beyond with Coach K,' available nationwide on XM and SIRIUS
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that Mike Krzyzewski, the legendary head coach of the Duke University and U.S. Men's Olympic basketball teams, will return to host his exclusive weekly talk show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K. The show's fourth season tips off tonight, October 21 (7:00-8:00 pm ET), and airs nationwide on XM channel 144 and SIRIUS channel 123.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080819/NYTU044LOGO ) Every week, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will feature discussions on a wide array of topical issues, covering the state of college basketball and showcasing Krzyzewski's personal perspective on principles for life on and off the court. Coach K and his returning co-host, Dave Sims, will interview a variety of special guests, including business leaders, entertainers, coaches and athletes.
Jerry Colangelo, the managing director of USA Basketball's Men's Senior National Team program for the past three years, will be the guest on the 2008 debut show October 21.
"Dave and I have had a lot of fun with this show the last three years, talking about basketball, business and many other topics," said Krzyzewski. "I'm thrilled that this year our audience has grown to include both XM and SIRIUS subscribers and I look forward to giving our listeners an entertaining and enriching show about life on the court and off."
Krzyzewski has one of the top coaching resumes of all-time. In 33 years as a head coach, Coach K compiled a 803-267 record, led Duke to three NCAA Championships (1991, 1992 and 2001), guided the Blue Devils to 10 Final Four appearances, developed 20 All-Americas and mentored seven National Players of the Year. The Blue Devils, who have been ranked No. 1 in 12 different seasons, have won 11 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles and 10 ACC Tournament championships.
From 2006-08, Krzyzewski served as head coach of the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program. With Coach K at the helm the "Redeem Team" captured gold at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. The squad recorded a perfect 8-0 record in the Olympics, averaging 106 points per game and winning by an average margin of 27.9 points. Krzyzewski was inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on October 5, 2001. He has co-written four books, including "Leading with the Heart," which reached the New York Times best-seller list in 2000.
Sims, the show's co-host and a two-time Emmy Award winner, is a veteran broadcaster with experience hosting talk shows, calling play-by-play, and anchoring and reporting sports news. Sims continues to serve as a play-by-play announcer for NFL and college basketball games, including NCAA Tournament games, on national television and radio. He is also the TV play-by-play voice of MLB's Seattle Mariners.
In addition to Coach K's program, SIRIUS XM carries live play-by-play coverage of Duke basketball games throughout the season. SIRIUS XM's college sports coverage includes basketball and football games from the ACC, SEC, Pac-10, Big 12, Big Ten, Big East and a variety of other NCAA Division I conferences. For a schedule of college games on SIRIUS and XM visit www.sirius.com and www.xmradio.com.
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