Coach K: ‘I’m Madly in Love With Beyoncé’
As far as college basketball coaches go, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is about as VIP as they get. Yet even he gets weak in the knees when in the presence of Queen Bey.
“I’m madly in love with Beyoncé,” Coach K said on Saturday while speaking to a group of Duke students camped out for basketball tickets. “I admit it. My three daughters, my wife of 44 years knows it, they’re not worried.”
Coach K recalled presenting LeBron James with the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award in December and mixing it up with James and Jay-Z like it was no big deal. Meeting Jay-Z’s better half, however, was another story.
“So I go off stage, I have to catch a plane to go back to Duke, and I go up to Beyoncé,” he said. “You know how guys think they have a lot of good lines? And, so I go up, and I’m nervous as I can be. I’m like a teenager. And I go to her with a great line. I say, ‘Hi, I’m Coach K.’ And she said, ‘Coach, I know who you are. I just listened to you for 10 minutes.’ It’s like patting me on the head. Little boy.”
Don’t worry coach, you’re not alone.