In 2008, I had the opportunity to go to Catholic Mass in Durham, NC. And low and behold, Coach K attended the same mass and was sitting less than 20 feet away from my wife and myself. A tall man, I really appreciated his humbleness at mass and how he put his faith first.
Back to the loss to Mercer. After loosing such a close game, Coach K in true leadership style went to the winners locker room and congratulated them on their accomplishment.
This is the true sign of a true leader who acknowledges his loss, but congratulates his opponent on a game well played. Coach K is the epitome of a great leader, not only showing it on the floor, but even behind closed doors by emulating style and leadership for his players and anyone who needs a figure to look up to during this day and age.
Thanks for being a model of leadership for me Coach K!!