Sports Illustrated has named Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt as the 2011 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year.
The honor comes in the wake of Kryzyewski pasing Bob Knight on the all-time wins list for men's Division I basketball. Summitt already has the women's Division I mark. Combined, they total nearly 2,000 victories.
Krzyzewski, a member of the iHoops Board, has been a head coach since 1975 and has coached at Duke since 1980. He has won four national championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010), been to 11 Final Fours and has extended his success internationally, serving as the head coach of the 2008 United States national team that won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
Summitt, meanwhile, has been the head coach at Tennessee since 1974, when women's basketball was in its infancy. She has since compiled 1,075 victories and eight national championships (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008). She has also had international success, coaching the 1984 United States women's team to the gold medal in the Los Angeles Olympics.
Summitt was recently diagnosed with early-onset dementia, but will continue coaching the Lady Vols.
Krzyzewski and Summitt are the first basketball figures to win Sportsman of the Year since 2006, when Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was honored. The last time a college basketball figure was honored was in 1997, when former North Carolina coach Dean Smith was honored after he became the all-time winningest college coach—a mark since passed by Summitt and Krzyzewski.