A zone defense isn’t a foreign concept to Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils have rarely used it over the years, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t familiar with how it works. As coach of the U.S. Olympic Team, Krzyzewski regularly faces opponents who try to use a zone defense to stop Team USA. He also has a close friendship with Jim Boeheim, an assistant on the Olympic Team coaching staff and the architect of the 2-3 zone defense at Syracuse.
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