Durham drivers will soon see Coach K on two billboards. Here’s where they will be

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With his long tenure coaching Duke nearing its end, Mike Krzyzewski will appear on two billboards around Durham thanks to ESPN.

On Monday, the billboards showing Krzyzewski coaching the Blue Devils at a sold-out Cameron Indoor Stadium will be unveiled along U.S. 15-501 and Interstate 85.

They include the line: “Where else are four decades defined by one letter?”

The 74-year-old Krzyzewski announced last June this season, his 42nd at Duke, would be his final one coaching the Blue Devils. After Saturday’s noon game with Syracuse, Duke has only five regular-season home games remaining.

Krzyzewski’s final game coaching Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium is March 5 against rival North Carolina.

The Krzyzewski billboards are part an ESPN advertising campaign to “celebrate sports and the togetherness they bring,” ESPN spokesman John Manzo said via email. They’ll be located on 15-501 near the interchange with Hillsborough Road and along I-85 north of the Guess Road interchange between mile markers 175 and 176.

ESPN will unveil two advertising billboards featuring Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in Durham on Monday
ESPN will unveil two advertising billboards featuring Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in Durham on Monday

Krzyzewski joins NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, American long distance and former UNC-Chapel Hill runner Shalane Flanagan and the NHL’s Seattle Kraken with billboards in their home markets as part of the “No Place Like Sports” campaign. Wallace’s billboards are located in Birmingham, Alabama, while the billboards featuring Flanagan are in Boston, where she grew up, and her adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon.

“No Place Like Sports returns to celebrate and spotlight the incredible action that’s taken place over the last few months with fans in the stands,” Manzo said via email. “We’ve been able to remember why sports are so special and how they bring us together.”

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