On the day after that, Krzyzewski was at home in Durham, N.C., watching a tape of the game in a darkened room. His three daughters call him Mole Man at these times, and one of the three, 14-year-old Lindy, joined him after returning from a cheerleading competition. Father and daughter watched Duke's miracle of miracles all over again: Laettner's shot, Tony Lang's rolling on the court, Thomas Hill's unforgettable expression of joyful relief, Laettner's open-mouthed goofball whirl.
"Look at those faces," Krzyzewski said with both astonishment and the understanding that a coach doesn't go through all the labor and agony merely to make five straight Final Fours or to win two straight national championships. He does it to see moments like these, to relive those moments with his daughters.