Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski Sunday said Meyer shared his knowledge with coaches and “helped the game become better at every level.”
“His players benefited from his teachings both on and off the court,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “His goal was for them to be successful as players and as men.”
ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney, who wrote the biography “How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer,” remembered Meyer’s many rules for his teams, such as “everybody picks up trash.”
“I suspect that what he really meant was that everybody should strive to leave a place better than when you arrived,” Olney said in a statement Sunday.