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  • Mike Krzyzewski credited with $13.7M in compensation for 2020 calendar year

    USA Today "Mike Krzyzewski was credited with nearly $13.7 million in total compensation for 2020, his penultimate full calendar year as Duke’s men’s basketball coach, the university’s new federal tax returns show. The document — provided by the school in response to..." May 17

  • Kentucky assistant Jai Lucas leaving to join Duke's staff under Jon Scheyer

    247 Sports "For a few weeks now, the college basketball community has been wondering who new Duke head coach Jon Scheyer would choose to fill the last vacant seat on his bench. A source tells 247Sports that Kentucky's Jai Lucas is the hire and will be joining the Blue Devils as an..." April 29

  • AJ Griffin, Yannick Nzosa Enter 2022 NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Duke forward AJ Griffin officially announced on Sunday that he’ll be entering the 2022 NBA draft. Based on the wording of the announcement from the school, it sounds as if Griffin will forgo his remaining college eligibility and go pro. Griffin’s decision comes..." April 25

  • Trevor Keels Declares for 2022 NBA Draft After 1 Season at Duke; Averaged 11.5 PPG

    The Athletic "Duke guard Trevor Keels is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced Saturday. The freshman is The Athletic's No. 24 overall prospect in the class, projected to be selected by the Indiana Pacers with the No. 31 pick in Sam Vecenie's latest mock draft. Keels has until June..." April 23

  • Jeremy Roach to Return to Duke for Junior Season

    Bleacher Report "Blue Devils guard Jeremy Roach will forgo the 2022 NBA draft and return to Duke for the 2022-23 season, he announced Friday on Instagram.  There was speculation that Roach would declare for the draft, but now he'll try to lead the Blue Devils to an NCAA title in his..." April 23

  • Duke men's basketball's Wendell Moore Jr. declares for 2022 NBA Draft

    The Chronicle "Another one says goodbye to Durham and sets his sights toward playing professionally as Duke captain Wendell Moore Jr. declares for the NBA Draft. Moore, one of the keys to the Blue Devils’ strong season and Final Four run, announced Thursday via Instagram that he will take his..." April 22

  • Paolo Banchero declares for 2022 NBA Draft

    The Athletic "Duke star freshman Paolo Banchero is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 forward ranks as The Athletic’s No. 4 overall player in the class, projected to be selected at No. 3 overall by the Detroit Pistons in Sam Vecenie's latest mock..." April 20

  • What we’re hearing about Duke in Jon Scheyer’s first offseason as head coach

    The Athletic " And now, we have our bow. With Duke holding its end-of-season banquet last week, and presenting the two banners that Mike Krzyzewski’s final team earned this season — one for the ACC regular-season title, one for the Final Four — it’s officially time to..." April 19

  • Duke guard Michael Savarino, grandson of Mike Krzyzewski, enters transfer portal

    The Athletic "Coach K's grandson is leaving Duke, too. Michael Savarino, a former walk-on who was on scholarship for Mike Krzyzewski's final season in 2021-22, has entered the transfer portal, The Athletic confirmed on Tuesday. A 6-foot guard, Savarino spent three seasons in the Blue..." April 19

  • Duke Team Gifts Mike Krzyzewski New Puppy At Ceremony, Adorable Video

    TMZ "Mike Krzyzewski may not be coaching the Duke hoops team anymore ... but the team is making sure he keeps at it -- with this new puppy! The adorable moment happened during the Blue Devils' annual banquet and award ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday to celebrate..." April 15

  • Duke coach Jon Scheyer promotes Amile Jefferson to assistant, replacing Nolan Smith

    The Athletic "Duke coach Jon Scheyer has made his first assistant hire since taking over for head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Former Blue Devil and national champion Amile Jefferson is being promoted after just one year as director of player development role to assistant coach, the team announced on..." April 12

  • 5-Star SF Mackenzie Mgbako Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Memphis

    Bleacher Report "Any time a college program can land a player who has drawn comparisons to Jayson Tatum, it is a good day on the recruiting trail. That is exactly what happened to the Duke Blue Devils on Friday when Mackenzie Mgbako joined their 2023 recruiting class. He is the second five-star..." April 09

  • Duke lands fourth 2023 commit in 5-star Australian point guard Tyrese Proctor

    The Athletic "Five-star Australian point guard Tyrese Proctor has committed to Duke's 2023 class, he announced on Thursday. He chose the Blue Devils over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Proctor, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 170 pounds, comes from NBA Global..." April 07

  • Jay Williams Suggests Mike Krzyzewski Could Return to Duke, Delay Retirement

    Bleacher Report "Mike Krzyzewski's final season at Duke ended on two painful notes, with bitter rivals North Carolina beating him in both his final home game and in the Final Four. But ESPN's Jay Williams said Tuesday (4:30 mark) that he believes Coach K could return to Duke for an entirely..." April 05

  • Elon head coach Mike Schrage resigns to join Duke staff

    Sportsnaut "Elon head coach Mike Schrage stepped down Tuesday and will join Jon Scheyer’s staff at Duke, Stadium reported. Elon announced that Schrage had submitted his resignation. “I would like to thank Mike for his three years leading our program,” director of..." April 05

  • Mike Krzyzewski had nice message for Armando Bacot after game

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Krzyzewski managed to share a nice message to Armando Bacot despite Duke’s disappointing ending on Saturday. Bacot got injured with just over five minutes left in the close Final Four game between North Carolina and Duke. Bacot is UNC’s leading scorer (16.3 points per..." April 03

  • UNC tops Duke in all-time classic to head to national championship

    The Score "The legendary career of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has come to an end at the hands of bitter rival North Carolina. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels downed the Blue Devils 81-77 in an epic thriller on Saturday to book a trip to the national title game against Kansas. The..." April 03

  • Mike Krzyzewski’s final message to Hubert Davis after epic game revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "North Carolina knocked off Duke on Saturday to end Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke coaching career. Coach K didn’t even seem to be too bitter about it. The Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils 81-77 in their Final Four matchup at the Superdome in New Orleans to advance to the..." April 03

  • Vince Carter, Danny Green, NBA stars react to UNC ending Duke’s season

    Clutch Points "The North Carolina Tar Heels handed Mike Krzyzewski a disappointing end to his time with Duke, as UNC took down the Blue Devils in their Final Four showdown on Saturday. Of course it sparked plenty of reactions from the NBA world, with former Tar Heels like Vince Carter and Danny..." April 03

  • Thousands of North Carolina Fans Flood Chapel Hill Streets After Win

    TMZ "It was bedlam on the streets of Chapel Hill Saturday night, after the Tar Heels snagged a spot in the NCAA men's basketball National Championship game. 10 people, and maybe more, were hurt after the game ... 4 were injured badly enough to require hospitalization. Chapel..." April 03

  • Did Duke fall victim to infamous ‘Drake Curse’?

    Yardbarker "Duke’s NCAA Tournament run is officially over, and it turns out that they may have been the latest victims of one of sports’ most notorious curses. Rapper Drake posted to his Instagram Story on Saturday that he had bet $100,000 in Canadian dollars (roughly $80,000 U.S...." April 03

  • Chris Duhon Says Duke Vs. UNC Could Be 'Most-Watched Event In Sports History'

    TMZ "Got plans tonight that don't involve Duke vs. UNC? Chris Duhon clearly thinks you're going to regret that -- telling TMZ Sports the Final Four game could be one of the biggest contests in sports history. The Blue Devils are slated to play the Tar Heels in..." April 02

  • Ranking the 10 Greatest Duke-UNC Moments/Games of Mike Krzyzewski's Career

    Bleacher Report "One way or the other, the illustrious career of Duke's men's college basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be coming to an end this weekend in New Orleans. (Unless he pulls a Tom Brady and unretires in a month.) (I'm..." April 01

  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski shares his frustration with the NCAA, its uncertain future

    The Athletic "As he stood up from his pre-Final Four news conference, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski leaned into the microphone and gave a derisive snort. "Good luck with the next one,'' he said, referring to the next news conference — with NCAA president Mark..." April 01

  • Eric Church Cancels Big Concert So He Can Watch UNC Vs. Duke, Fans Pissed

    TMZ "Eric Church has cancelled a huge concert this weekend so he can watch his beloved UNC basketball team play Duke in the Final Four ... and the country music superstar's fanbase is not happy with his decision. Church announced the cancellation in a message to his supporters..." March 30

  • 'We want to hang another banner': Duke looks primed for national title

    USA Today "Duke had secured a trip to the Final Four with a 78-69 victory Saturday night when the chant commenced. “We want six! We want six! We want six!’’ It was the Blue Devils’ fans, and here’s what they want: A sixth national championship for..." March 27

  • Paolo Banchero has great answer for Tracy Wolfson in interview

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke star Paolo Banchero had a great answer for Tracy Wolfson after the Blue Devils beat Arkansas in the finals of the West Region of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night in San Francisco, Calif. Duke beat Arkansas 78-69 to win the region and advance to the Final Four. They await the..." March 27

  • After losing to UNC, Mike Krzyzewski changed how he was coaching and it has Duke still alive in the NCAA Tournament

    CBS Sports "On Saturday in a gleaming palace built for basketball that they call the Chase Center, Mike Krzyzewski will coach in his 1,437th college game. What awaits? Glory or defeat?  No. 2 seed Duke is a win away from making the Final Four and sending Krzyzewski there for the..." March 26

  • The ACC strikes back: Duke, UNC, Miami have a point to prove in the Elite Eight

    The Athletic "As Jim Phillips glad-handed his way toward a United Center tunnel and a shortcut to a jubilant Miami locker room late Friday night, a young man wearing a green-and-white striped rugby shirt and a perma-smile caught his attention. Phillips probably didn’t know who the kid was. But the..." March 26

  • Mike Krzyzewski Can't Really Go Quietly into the Night, Right?

    The Big Lead "Coach K put on the hot dog suit earlier this week when he looked around and noticed that his Duke Blue Devils were under a lot of pressure to send him out a winner in his finale season. After trouncing Cal State Fullerton and surviving a very game Michigan State team in Greenville,..." March 24

  • "Coach K" Mike Krzyzewski had 2 complaints after Duke’s NCAA Tournament win

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been plenty of upsets over the first few days of the men’s NCAA tournament, but Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke Blue Devils were not among those displaced. In what will be his final final tournament, Krzyzewski’s team got off to a hot start, defeating Cal State..." March 19

  • Tennessee, Duke land shocking seeds in NCAA Tournament

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA Tournament field for 2022 turned out to be fairly non-controversial, but there were certainly some questions about how teams were seeded. The biggest uproar came about after Duke received a 2 seed, while Tennessee landed a 3 seed despite winning the SEC Tournament. Some..." March 13

  • Buddy Boeheim, mother Juli were crying after Syracuse’s loss to Duke

    Larry Brown Sports "Syracuse came up just short of pulling off a massive upset against Duke in the ACC Tournament on Thursday, and the result was an incredibly emotional one for the Boeheim family. The Orange gave the Blue Devils all they could handle even without their best player. Buddy Boeheim was..." March 10

  • Duke coach Chris Carrawell snubs Hubert Davis on postgame handshake

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke assistant coach Chris Carrawell appeared to show some poor sportsmanship after his team’s loss to rival North Carolina on Saturday. The Blue Devils lost 94-81 in what was Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game as Duke’s coach before he retires. Though it was a close..." March 06

  • Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero Headline 2022 Wooden Award Finalists

    Bleacher Report "Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe, Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren and Wisconsin's Johnny Davis are among the finalists for the 2021-22 John Wooden Award. The 15 players who will appear on the ballot were announced Saturday: Ochai Agbaji (Kansas) Paolo..." March 05

  • Duke HC Mike Krzyzewski’s final Cameron Indoor Stadium game vs. North Carolina compared to Derek Jeter’s farewell

    Clutch Points "All eyes will be on the Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina game this Saturday night for reasons bigger than the rivalry matchup itself. Any time Duke and North Carolina meets is an event, but this one takes on a more special meaning, as it will be Mike Krzyzewski’s final game..." March 05

  • Dick Vitale’s heartfelt tribute to Mike Krzyzewski ahead of final game vs North Carolina

    Clutch Points "The end of an era in college basketball is near, as Saturday’s contest against the North Carolina Tar Heels will be the final game of Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching career. Krzyzewski’s final game has prompted many in the sports world to weigh..." March 04

  • 32 days in Krzyzewskiville: Camping with the 'Crazies' ahead of Coach Mike Krzyzewski home finale

    ESPN "On Thursday, Feb. 27, 1986, a group of Duke students from the Mirecourt House decided over a game of quarters that they wanted to get a jump on securing seats to see the No. 1 Blue Devils host their archenemy, the No. 3 UNC Tar Heels. The group, made up mostly of ROTC..." March 04

  • The Final March of Coach Mike Krzyzewski

    ESPN "Mike Krzyzewski walked into his office last summer in a melancholy mood. His yellow lab, Blue, had died in his arms the month before. Approaching the start of his final season, he teared up as he told stories about Blue. The family has always had communal dogs, named Cameron and Defense, but..." March 02

  • Ticket prices for Mike Krzyzewski's final home game reaching Super Bowl level

    The Score "Ticket prices are soaring on the secondary market for Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski's final home game Saturday against North Carolina.  As of Sunday, a single ticket to the game was selling for an average of $5,392 on StubHub to $7,498 on SeatGeek, according..." February 28

  • The Achilles' Heel for Men's College Basketball's AP Top 10 Teams

    Bleacher Report "Every team in men's college basketball has a potentially fatal flaw, even the ones atop the AP Top 25. Most of the top-10 teams have more than enough strengths elsewhere to make up for their biggest shortcomings. But those flaws still exist, just waiting to be..." February 23

  • Mike Krzyzewski Had Tense Relationship with LeBron James at 2008 Olympics

    Bleacher Report "Mike Krzyzewski and LeBron James had to work on their relationship ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Ian O'Connor provided a breakdown of the Duke coach's transition to international basketball in a Sports Illustrated excerpt for his book Coach K: The Rise and..." February 18

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski explains health situation after falling ill in last game

    CBS Sports "After leaving his team's 74-72 win over Wake Forest on Tuesday at halftime because he wasn't feeling well, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski updated his status on Thursday ahead of the No. 9 Blue Devils' game with Florida State on Saturday. The 75-year-old legend, who is retiring after..." February 17

  • Mike Krzyzewski pushed ‘heartbroken’ Tommy Amaker out as Duke successor

    New York Post "Duke University wanted to hire Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker last spring to replace the retiring Mike Krzyzewski, even going so far as to offer him the job. However, Coach K talked his former player and assistant out of taking it so he could ensure his preferred candidate..." February 15

  • Clemson's David Collins suspended for one game by ACC after hard foul on Duke's Wendell Moore

    CBS Sports "The ACC announced Friday that Clemson guard David Collins will be suspended for the team's game Saturday against Notre Dame after his hard foul on Duke's Wendell Moore on Thursday. Collins collided with Moore as Moore elevated for a breakaway dunk..." February 12

  • Clemson's David Collins apologizes for flagrant-2 foul on Duke's Wendell Moore

    The Score "Clemson guard David Collins apologized for his flagrant-2 foul on Duke's Wendell Moore late in the first half of Thursday's ACC clash. Collins undercut Moore as he attempted a transition dunk, causing the Blue Devils forward to come crashing down..." February 11

  • Instant Impact: College Basketball's Best Freshmen at the Midway Point

    247 Sports "As we near the midpoint of the 2021-22 college basketball season, several things have become apparent when it comes to the impact of freshmen on the college game. The combination of Covid limiting development as high school players, more pro alternatives to college like the G League Ignite..." January 15

  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski exchanges words with Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe during game

    USA Today "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski exchanged words with a Georgia Tech player Tuesday night during the Blue Devil's 69-57 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  With less than six minutes remaining, Yellow Jackets guard Michael Devoe appeared to point directly at Krzyzewski after making a..." January 05

  • Duke's games this week postponed

    CBS Sports "Duke's game at Clemson will not be played as scheduled on Wednesday because of COVID-19 issues within the Blue Devils' program, a source confirmed to CBS Sports early Monday. School officials subsequently confirmed the news. The Blue Devils' game at Notre Dame that is..." December 27

  • 2022 5-star forward Mark Mitchell commits to Duke men's basketball

    The Duke Chronicle "The hits keep coming for the class of 2022. Mark Mitchell, a five-star forward from Shawnee Mission, Kan., committed to the Blue Devils Friday. Duke beat out UCLA and Missouri in the race for the 6-foot-8 prospect.  " December 10