Q&A: Hopkins coach Ken Novak Jr. on verge of 900th career win

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Hopkins boys basketball coach Ken Novak Jr. has a chance at history on Tuesday night. With a win over Chaska, he’ll reach 900 for his career.

Update: Hopkins beat Chaska in overtime, 59-54, for Novak Jr’s 900th career win

We talked with Novak Jr. and a couple of his players on what the milestone will mean.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversations with Novak Jr. and players Elvis Nnaji and Tristan Lee***

Novak Jr., 64, has been the Hopkins coach since 1990, and before that, led the Blaine Bengals. He’s led Hopkins to eight state titles.

The career leader is Chisholm’s Bob McDonald (who retired in 2014 and died in 2020) with 1,012 victories. Rocori’s Bob Brink retired in 2012 with 936 wins.