Coach K, JoePa share lessons in made-for-TV talk

By Genaro C. Armas

Associated Press

Published: Monday, June 20 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, left, and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski meet at Penn State in State College, Pa. Monday, June 20, 2011 for the taping of an ESPN show "Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski." The show is scheduled to air on ESPN and ESPNU June 30, 2011.

John Beale, Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Mike Krzyzewski and Joe Paterno sat side-by-side Monday and talked like they were old acquaintances even though it was the first time the college coaching greats had spent any significant time together.

Duke's basketball coach and Penn State's Hall of Fame football coach shared stories about coaching, leadership and building successful programs during a 90-minute conversation taped Monday for an ESPN program before more than 800 people on Penn State's campus.

Between the two of them, Krzyzewski and Paterno have more than 1,300 victories. When asked, both men said it was time for the NCAA to revise or update the rules governing athletics.

Otherwise, the made-for-TV talk was dominated by exchanges of coaching philosophies along with lighthearted banter.

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