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Duke gives Coach K fantastic ‘GOAT’ cake for 71st birthday (pics)

Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday marked his 71st birthday. And in a fitting tribute, the Duke Blue Devils presented Coach K with a cake that celebrated his many successes on the hardwood.

The cake features a goat (as in Greatest of All-Time) resting comfortably atop a remarkably realistic depiction of the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The goat, wearing in a Duke hat, is adorned with three medals in tribute to the Olympic gold Krzyzewski won with USA Basketball in 2008 (Beijing), 2012 (London) and 2016 (Rio de Janeiro).

The cake is almost too pretty to eat. Although let’s hope Coach K got to at least enjoy a slice.