Coach K headline college basketball hall of fame’s 2023 class

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The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame will honor the winningest coach of all time this summer.

Former Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski headlines the Class of 2023, the college basketball hall of fame announced Tuesday. The legendary coach will be joined by one of his former players, Johnny Dawkins, as well as decorated North Carolina great Tyler Hansbrough, longtime Thomas Jefferson University coach Herb Magee and Tom Konchalski, a famous scout of high school players.

Coach K and Co. will be enshrined on Aug. 30 in a ceremony in Chicago, Krzyzewski’s hometown.

Here’s a quick look at their resumes, which earned them hall of fame honors:

Mike Krzyzewski

Krzyzewski, who was also honored by the Hall as part of their massive inaugural class in 2006, retired in 2022 after a 42-year run at Duke that made him the winningest coach in NCAA history. Before his time with the Blue Devils, Krzyzewski coached Army, his alma mater, for five seasons.

But it was at Duke that he became a legend. Coach K finished with 1,202 wins and five national championships in 13 Final Four appearances.

Johnny Dawkins

Viewed as one of the first great players under Krzyzewski at Duke, Dawkins was named the Naismith Player of the Year as he led the Blue Devils to the 1986 Final Four — their first under Coach K — and a 37-3 record. He finished his four seasons as Duke’s all-time leading scorer, a record he maintained until JJ Redick broke his mark 20 years later.

Tyler Hansbrough

The intense Hansbrough left UNC as one of the most decorated players in program history — which is certainly saying something. The Tar Heels’ all-time leading scorer capped his career by leading North Carolina to the 2009 national title.

Herb Magee

Magee led Division II’s Thomas Jefferson University (previously called Philadelphia Textile) for 54 seasons (1967-2022). He finished his tenure with an impressive 1,144-450 record and won the 1970 NCAA Division II tournament.

Tom Konchalski

Konchalski produced the ‘High School Basketball Illustrated’ newsletter popular among college basketball coaches. Konchalski died in 2021.

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