Contrary to popular belief, when a basketball coach throws his clipboard, he's usually expressing anger over a cancelled postgame pizza party. Hear from a coach deserving of many a pizza party with today's Groupon for tickets to see keynote speaker and Duke head men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski at the Don Meyer Evening of Excellence at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one championship ticket (a $50 value).
- For $75, you get one premium ticket (a $150 value).
In its third year, the Don Meyer Evening of Excellence is featuring award-winning coach Krzyzewski as its keynote speaker. Often called Coach K because of his former career as potassium, Krzyzewski has won four NCAA national titles and eight National Coach of the Year awards in his 31 years at Duke. He recently reached the 900-win career mark, which includes a record 79 NCAA tournament victories and earned him a much-coveted permanent spot at the front of the concession stand line during any game. Since being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, Coach K was able to take his game international, coaching Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and a fleet of basketball-playing passport-wielders to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Coach K is involved in many community programs and is the current chairman of the Duke Children's Miracle Network Telethon, president of the NABC Foundation, and participant in the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
The Evening of Excellence was created to honor Don Meyer, the former head coach of Lipscomb University's men's basketball program and winningest coach in NCAA men's basketball history. The annual fundraiser event was inspired by Coach Meyer's sterling coaching career and perseverance through a life-changing car accident and bout with cancer in 2008.