We ran this chart earlier, but it works better near Coach K's birthday, so we thought we'd move it back to the top!Three active ACC menâs basketball coaches celebrate their birthdays during the regular season: Dukeâs Mike Krzyzewski, N.C. Stateâs Sidney Lowe, and Marylandâs Gary Williams.
Coincidentally, this year Duke and Maryland, directed by the ACCâs senior coaches, meet at Durham on February 13. That happens to be Krzyzewskiâs birthday. He will be 61. Williams will be 63 on March 4.
Krzyzewskiâs Duke teams are 4-4 on his birthdate.
Williamsâ Maryland teams are 1-1 on his birthday, and donât play on that date this season.
Loweâs first N.C. State team did not play on his 47th birthday last season. The Wolfpack is not scheduled to play on Jan. 21 this year, either.
Five of eight games played by Duke on Coach Kâs birthday came against Wake Forest, which won four of them under three different coaches. Krzyzewski is 1-2 on the road on Feb. 13, and 2-0 against nonconference opponents.
Maryland and Duke met once previously on the 13th of February â the Blue Devils beat a Terrapin squad coached by Bob Wade in 1988 at Cole Field House.
Both Williams and Krzyzewski lost the overtime contests played on their birthdays.
|DO BIRTHDAYS SUIT?|
|(Records Only At Current School)|
|Mike Krzyzewski (4-4) February 13|
|2003||at Wake Forest||L||80-94 2OT|
|1999||v. Wake Forest||W||102-71|
|1994||at Wake Forest||L||69-78|
|1993||v. Wake Forest||L||86-98|
|1982||v. Wake Forest||L||71-86|
|Gary Williams (1-1) March 4|
|2000||at Virginia||L||87-89 OT|
|1996||v. Florida State||W||88-78|