Nike to name new building at World Headquarters after Coach K
Mike Krzyzewski celebrated Nike founder Phil Knight's birthday a week and a half ago by coaching his Duke team to a title at the PK80 Invitational on Thanksgiving weekend. Now, the apparel company is returning the favor.
With Nike expanding its World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., one of the new buildings it is constructing will be named the Michael Krzyzewski Fitness Center after the Blue Devils' Hall of Fame head coach, according to a Nike press release Wednesday.
The 47,000 square-foot facility is expected to open in early 2018 and will feature a basketball court on the third floor "that pays homage to Coach K, his family and Duke University," according to Nike.
Nike released a rendering of what the building will look like in its release.
Krzyzewski and Duke's athletic teams have been outfitted by Nike since 1993, and the Blue Devils were one of the main headliners at this November's PK80 Invitational in Portland, Ore. In an interview with The Athletic's Seth Davis prior to the tournament, Knight named Krzyzewski along with North Carolina's Roy Williams and Michigan State's Tom Izzo as his favorite coaches he has partnered with.
Nike's expansion will also feature buildings named after tennis icon Serena Williams and former Olympic track athlete Sebastian Coe.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the site of Nike's World Headquarters. It is located in Beaverton, Ore. The Chronicle regrets the error.