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Coach Mike Krzyzewski Reacts To Gary Williams' Retirement

Gary Williams' retirement came out of left field, I'm not sure anyone saw it coming even yesterday afternoon. But now that it has had a chance to settle in a little bit, we are starting to see some of the biggest names in the College Basketball world react. That includes Gary's ACC counterpart and arguably biggest rival, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke. Despite the battles they waged against each other over the years, Coach K had nothing but good things to say about the departed Williams.

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"I love Gary," Krzyzewski said, according to the Associated Press. "What he has done for Maryland and for college basketball is remarkable. He is one of the great coaches of all time. He is a coaches' coach and an ultimate competitor. His retirement is a big loss for the ACC and for college basketball."

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Even though they were always on opposite sides of the court, you just knew that they had the utmost respect for what each had done with their basketball program.

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