Duke manages to win recruiting basketball battle against Eastern Kentucky

Things may finally be turning around for the Duke men’s basketball program. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski won a pivotal recruiting battle this week with the surprising addition of point guard Jordan Goldwire. Before Duke got involved in the recruiting efforts, Goldwire was figured to be choosing between Eastern Kentucky, Mercer and Coastal Carolina. It’s about time Duke had something...
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The Mini-Mulligan: Why America needs Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski had a rough month. He came back from back surgery only to lose in the second round to seventh-seeded South Carolina. Grayson Allen keeps kicking people. Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum are turning pro after one year at Duke. And to make things worse, Roy Williams and North Carolina won another national title – more titles than Coach K and Duke have since Roy came to...
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April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Harry Giles declares for NBA Draft, leaves Duke after one season

The mass exodus from Duke continued Tuesday when freshman forward Harry Giles declared for the NBA draft.The 6-foot-10 Giles was the No.1 ranked recruit coming out of high school, and was once considered to be a guaranteed top five pick despite missing two seasons due to a pair of torn ACLs. The freshman sat out the first 11 games of this season beacuse of a third knee surgery. pic...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Grant Hill reflects on Christian Laettner’s shot on its 25th anniversary

Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest college basketball games of all time, the 1992 Elite 8 classic between Duke and Kentucky that ended with Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beating game winner in overtime that became known as “The Shot.”But to get off that shot, Laettner needed a perfect pass that went three quarters of the court. Grant Hill, now a Turner...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Coach K: Grayson Allen is ‘back to being a great player’

Duke pulled off a big win over rival North Carolina on Friday at the ACC Tournament, and Grayson Allen was a big reason why.The Blue Devils guard scored 18 points thanks to 5-of-6 shooting on 3-pointers. He helped Duke to pull away in the second half and win 93-83.Coach K liked what he saw from Allen so much that he says his former team captain is “back to being a great player...
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March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Coach K bans players from locker room, wearing team gear

Mike Krzyzewski is disgusted with what he has seen from his team since the Duke coach took a leave of absence to undergo back surgery, and he has decided to take some drastic measures to send a message.According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Dana O’Neil, Coach K called a meeting at his house Tuesday night — the day after Duke’s 84-82 home loss to NC State — and...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Krzyzewski taking leave of absence to undergo back surgery

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will take an indefinite leave of absence due to back problems. The team announced in a statement issued Monday that Krzyzewski needs surgery to remove a fragment of a herniated disc. The timetable for recovery is roughly four weeks. Assistant coach Jeff Capel will coach the team in Krzyzewski’s absence, starting with Saturday’s game against Boston...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Coach K on controversial NC HB2 law: 'an embarrassing bill'

Last week, Albany canceled a scheduled non-conference game against Duke due to New York State’s imposed North Carolina travel ban, which was issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo as a reaction to the state’s House Bill 2.  HB2, which was signed earlier this year by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, states that transgender people must use the bathroom that corresponds with their...
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July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K explains his secret social media accounts

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made headlines about a year ago when he revealed that he uses anonymous accounts on Twitter and Instagram. He once again talked about his social media use while appearing on the latest episode of J.J. Redick’s podcast. Redick, who played for Krzyzewski at Duke, brings up a number of things with Krzyzewski, but his use of social media definitely seemed...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K expected to lead Duke for at least five more years

Duke University doesn’t expect Mike Krzyzewski to go anywhere anytime soon. Duke athletics director Kevin White told the Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C., he expects Coach K to remain in charge of the storied men’s basketball team for at least another five years, according to USA TODAY. The timetable would take Coach K’s career past the 45-year mark and heading toward a true half...
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May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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