This weekend, Duke University held its graduation ceremony with a very special guest delivering the commencement speech to the Blue Devils grads. The speaker was none other than head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Krzyzewski, who has been wildly successful during his tenure as the Duke bench boss, is recovering from recent surgeries and preparing to lead Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Despite the recent surgeries, the man known as Coach K remained in high spirits. Krzyzewski even went as far as to pay tribute to a man he coached on two Olympic teams, Kobe Bryant, who retired after the NBA season.
You can see video of Coach K channeling his inner Kobe Bryant below, via the Duke Chronicle:
The Duke Chronicle shared additional videos on social media, so head on over to Twitter to see more of Coach K’s speech at commencement.
Congrats to the Duke grads in the Class of 2016!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports