Duke’s Coach K: can a lifetime contract ever be broken?
For taking his team to within a half-court shot of the NCAA title, Butler has rewarded Coach Stevens with a 12-year contract. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, on the other hand, already has a contract for life. But what if Butler’s Gordon Hayward had drained that half-court heave? Coach K’s decision to intentionally flub that second foul shot would no longer seem like such a good gamble. Suddenly, the fickle masses start saying he’s lost his edge, all his accomplishments over the past three decades vanish from people’s memories and they tear up his lifetime contract and ride him out of town on a rail. Or not. Read more.