Mike Krzyzewski goes under surgery for hernia.

HitBerryPublished on   10 May, 2016Updated on   30 May, 2021

Duke University coach and the United States National Basketball team coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent inguinal hernia repair after battling with this disease for a while. The surgery was done at Duke University Hospital on Monday and pretty lucky at that.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Duke University Hospital, who made this procedure as smooth as possible. With this surgery behind me, I’ll be in great physical condition heading into the Olympics, and I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.” Stated Krzyzewski on the Blue Devils' website.

Krzywewski, however, has said that he would be ready for the Olympics. He said that his recovery time is most likely four weeks, and he will return for 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

His unique leadership and pure understanding of the game continue to serve him well amid a tenure that began in 1980. He has every bit dedication and conviction as players and knows how the game works. He is good at analysing his opponents and finding a good counterattack for his team.

There are a lot of expectation from Mike, who has had a successful managerial career over the year winning various awards for his team and the nation. In his footsteps, the national team has won two gold medal (2010, 2014) in FIBA World Championship and two bronze medal (1990, 2006). Kryzewski is regarded as one of the most influential managers ever to have step foot in the sports of Basketball.Team USA will be going for its third straight gold medal at the Olympics with Krzyzewski at the helm. The U.S. men’s national team has won 63 consecutive games dating back to 2006.

Although Mike does not have an official Twitter, he did admit to ESPN that he does follow his player via a pseudonym.

“I follow guys. I don’t want to be on Twitter because I don’t care. I don’t want their opinions. I don’t need to show that I have X amount of followers. But I follow a lot of people on Twitter, under an alias. I tell my guys I’m following you. Then if I see something, you text them, you gotta watch. But there are a lot of cool things that they do. I do like that they do it.”