"Hall of Fame Coach Krzyzewski Joins NBA as Special Adviser"

Hall of Fame and all-time Division I men's coaching wins leader, Mike Krzyzewski, is making the jump from college ball to the NBA--albeit in a slightly different role. Krzyzewski will join the league as a special adviser to Basketball Operations.

The league praised Krzyzewski, saying "We are honored to have Coach K join the NBA family and share his vast experience and expertise with the league and our teams," said NBA President Byron Spruell.

Krzyzewski cited his passion for the game as the motivation for the move, saying "This is a tremendous opportunity to deepen my connection to the NBA and participate in conversations about further strengthening the league and the game. Even in my retirement from coaching, my passion for the sport has never been higher. This role will enable me to stay engaged with basketball at the highest level."