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Steve gave his heart and soul to me, our program, our community and Duke for 20 years,” Krzyzewski said. “He was a vital part of the successes we have had. He made me better every day and I know that he will make Marquette and the Milwaukee community better every day. He is a very special coach and person.”

Wojciechowski was selected as the national defensive player of the year in 1998 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. During the final three years of his playing career at Duke, the Blue Devils were 74-26.

It’s been a big past few weeks for those in Krzyzewski’s coaching tree: Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins reached the NCAA tournament for the first time as a head coach — and took the Cardinal to the round of 16 — while Tommy Amaker’s Harvard team upset Cincinnati in its tournament opener.