12 minutes | Jun 15, 2021

Coach K on Jimmy V: Finding Greatness

When Cal heard that Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski would be retiring at the end of the coming basketball season, he went back to re-listen to a conversation he had with the iconic coach ten years ago. Like a rare bottle of wine, age brought new depth to the talk for Cal -- especially when he reached the part where Coach K describes the last few months he spent with competitor and close friend, Jim Valvano, before Jimmy V died of cancer. The foundation that Valvano created, The V Foundation, has since raised roughly a quarter of a billion dollars for research to beat the disease.
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