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‘I LOVE DUKE’ Krzyzewski’s 1,000th win as the Blue Devil head coach comes in a rout of Utah Valley By Mitchell Gladstone Sports Managing Editor
Dressed in his classic blue suit, Mike Krzyzewski—winner of 999 games at Duke— walked onto the floor Saturday night, giving his usual round of fist bumps, waves and handshakes. A few hours later, he left the court with Win No. 1,000 in his Blue Devil career. Thanks to a combined 68 points from a quartet of Duke freshmen, the top-ranked Blue Devils rolled past Utah Valley 99-69 Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, making their head coach the first to tally 1,000 wins with a single program in college hoops history. Marvin Bagley III led the way with 24 points and was joined in double figures by Gary Trent Jr., Wendell Carter Jr., Trevon Duval and Grayson Allen. “I love Duke,” Krzyzewski said in a postgame on-court ceremony. “I love Duke more than any of you, because I’m older than most of you and it accumulates. I’ve been very proud to be the Duke coach.... It’s been great to be on the ride of how our university has grown into really the best global school in the world, but the most important thing for me is being in this gym. “It’s an amazing thing when you have great moments individually, but when you can share great moments, it’s the best, and GIVEI’veUS OPINIONS. had YOUR 1,000 moments to share with all of you. It’s been sensational.” Just 24 hours after the visiting Wolverines
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Marvin Bagley III has scored more than 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in each of his first two college games. took it to No. 5 Kentucky for more than 20 minutes Friday, Utah Valley came out with a similar energy as it looked to spoil Krzyzewski’s celebration. Head coach Mark Pope’s squad opened up as large a lead as four points, forcing Duke into a pair of turnovers and just 2-of-9 shooting to start the contest. But in the blink of an eye, the Blue
Devils erupted, showing the potential that has earned them early hype as arguably the nation’s best team. “[Coach K told us to] just live in the moment right now. Don’t worry about what happened, don’t worry about what’s going to happen, just live right now,” Carter said. “After he said that, I think everybody locked
in and started playing in the moment.” With an 18-3 run from just before the under-12 timeout to the 7:57 mark of the first half—capped by five consecutive points from Carter—Duke (2-0) surged to a 31-20 advantage, doing so with five freshmen on the floor. From there, the hosts stretched the margin to 15 by intermission and stayed on the gas pedal throughout the second half. “We’ve been jelling well together,” Bagley said of his freshman class. “We’ve been getting easy looks to each other, finding each other on the break. We’re just having fun. I think that’s the main thing. If you’re not having fun, then there’s no need to be out there playing. That’s my mindset going into the games, and I’m enjoying it a lot.” Despite the wide margin of victory, the contest featured a couple of wrinkles, especially as the Wolverines (0-2) challenged early on. Even with a veteran officiating crew that included ACC regulars Ted Valentine and Mike Eades, a couple of debatable calls in the opening minutes put the Blue Devils in foul trouble. Duval picked up a pair of fouls before the under-16 timeout, sending him to the bench, and Allen was whistled for his second at the 11:38 mark. As a result, Krzyzewski went deeper into his bench, bringing Marques Bolden into the contest even though he had declared See VICTORY on Page 11
The significance of Coach K’s 1,000th win at Duke weapon in the national championship that year, but made a bigger impact on this achievement with 18 points as a senior Saturday night was not the first time captain. Grayson Allen sat in front of his locker with In total, Allen has been at Duke for 90 of a white 1K t-shirt on, though he didn’t have Krzyzewski’s wins—with many more likely as many media around him last time. to come this season. Allen is the lone active Blue Devil that “It’s pretty awesome to be able to be a part was on the team when Mike Krzyzewski of two pretty historic moments for a coach,” picked up his 1,000th Allen said. “This one, career win against St. I’m the luckiest guy to being in Cameron, I felt a John’s Jan. 26, 2015. lot more love for Coach. Krzyzewski then made coach in the world.... I think I think this one was the up five years worth of there’s more to come, I’m coolest just because of wins at Army in less just not sure how many. the fan support and than three more years being at home, being in MIKE KRZYZEWSKI Cameron with all the at Duke, becoming the HEAD MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH first men’s college coach Crazies cheering him ever to win 1,000 times on.... I can’t believe I got at the same school with a 99-69 victory to be a part of two of them.” against Utah Valley. After the game, Duke President Vincent Allen just played three minutes against the See KRZYZEWSKI on Page 10 Red Storm, before he emerged as a hidden By Hank Tucker Sports Editor
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Where are they now? Coach K’s first Duke team By Hank Tucker Sports Editor
Mike Krzyzewski has stayed in Durham since 1980, when he was hired as Duke’s head coach at age 33. With a 99-69 win against Utah Valley, he has now won 1,000 games with the Blue Devils in the last 37 years. This is the story of the group that got him his first 17 victories. The 1980-81 Blue Devils were coming off an Elite Eight appearance the year before, but lost head coach Bill Foster to South Carolina and lost first-team All-American Mike Gminski to graduation and a 14-year NBA career. Krzyzewski’s first team went 17-13 and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals—he didn’t take Duke to an NCAA tournament until 1984. The players on that 1980-81 team went on to make careers as surgeons, consultants, investment bankers, professors and coaches themselves. The Chronicle caught up with most members of the team to discuss their first impressions of Krzyzewski and what they are up to now. Kenny Dennard (Senior in 1980-81) Dennard found out Duke hired Krzyzewski when the unfamiliar name appeared on TV at a bar in the Florida Keys after his junior season. It wasn’t during spring break—that had already happened when basketball season was still going on—but Dennard always took a vacation anyway whenever the season ended. “I would take my own spring break after the season every year. Obviously, we rationalize everything, but I didn’t think of it as a real burden to get a couple weeks off after putting in all that time for the Duke University Blue Devils,” Dennard said. “This was before people really cared about if you went to class.”
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Kenny Dennard was a co-captain with Gene Banks for the 1980-81 Blue Devils.
Dennard said his co-captain, Gene Banks, was also taking a personal spring break in Philadelphia at the time, so neither of Krzyzewski’s rising senior leaders were in town to meet him when he took the job. But Dennard got on the road when he saw the news and took about a week to make his way back to Durham and meet his new coach. “A lot of people were nervous because Gene and I were somewhat considered carefree and fun-loving. Everybody was worried that his Army style was going to cramp our style, but he was great,” Dennard said. “Coach K put up with us.” Dennard started every game as a senior, averaging more than 10 points and leading the team in rebounds, before a three-year NBA career. Dennard beat testicular cancer during his pro career and served on the board of Coaches vs. Cancer for more than a decade. Chronicle File Photo He founded Houston-based Dennard Lascar Mike Krzyzewski was introduced as Duke’s head coach on March 18, 1980. Investor Relations firm 20 years ago and is now its CEO. The firm helps companies a 66-65 win for Krzyzewski’s first victory office, Suddath walked in on crutches. communicate with Wall Street by writing against the Tar Heels. After rehabbing through the rest of the press releases and making slide shows, among “That game epitomized me saying to school year and working a summer job in other public relations strategies. him, ‘Thank you,’ for what he was doing. I Washington, he noticed his knee was starting Dennard still returns to Duke every year for wanted him to get off on a good foot,” Banks to hurt again in August, and he moved into the game against North Carolina at Cameron said. “It was probably one of the greatest school early to have another surgery to repair Indoor Stadium and usually gets to a few moments of my career.” his cartilage. Krzyzewski visited him in the other games, and is a guest at the K Academy Banks has stayed involved with hospital the night of his operation. fantasy camp every Krzyzewski’s program Suddath was finally fully cleared to play summer. He also stays I would take my own spring since he graduated and on the first day of official practice in October, connected to Duke with spent 12 years playing in an open practice in front of thousands of fans his Texas license plate break.... This was before the NBA and overseas. in Cameron. But that didn’t go according to that says “GTHCGTH”, people really cared about if He still comes back plan, either, as he said his knee locked up and and has made it a goal to you went to class. for the K Academy threw him to the ground eight times. get a license plate with fantasy camp during the “So the first time Coach K saw me, I was KENNY DENNARD summer with dozens of on crutches. The second time he saw me, I was that acronym in every SENIOR CAPTAIN IN 1980-81 state, even starting a Krzyzewski’s younger in a hospital bed, and the first official time in spreadsheet to track its former players. a practice uniform on the court, my knees progress a few years ago. More than 20 states “I’m very honored that he considers me a locked up on me and I kept falling down,” are checked off the list. part of the family. I’m known as the godfather Suddath said. “They put me right back in the “Once you get it, you represent the whole to all those guys,” Banks said. hospital that night and did this new thing state. We had about 150 million people that we Banks spent time coaching and scouting called arthroscopic surgery.” represented with the ‘Go to hell, Carolina, go to for the Washington Wizards and is now a Suddath eventually recovered and battled hell,’ tag,” Dennard said. “The funny part about special consultant for China’s pro basketball his way back onto the court, appearing in 24 it is, when you file an application like that, they league. He spends 30 days in China every two games and even starting three times toward call you and ask you what does it mean, so they to three months, training some of the league’s the end of the season. don’t allow vulgarity or certain things. I said it’s big men, and splits the rest of his time between “You’re a brand new coach.... You’ve got a ‘Get that hat, cat, get that hat.’” Greensboro, N.C., and Philadelphia running senior white guy, a half step slow, that’s done the Gene Banks Foundation to empower nothing but have knee problems the whole time. Gene Banks (Senior) underprivileged youth. What do you do with him?” Suddath said. “He Banks was Duke’s leading scorer and was did not throw me away. Many other coaches the man responsible for one of the first and Jim Suddath (Senior) might have done that. They might have just most memorable moments of the Krzyzewski Suddath had a spring and summer of written me off, but he did not.” era at Cameron Indoor Stadium against misfortune in 1980. Off the court, Suddath was the president North Carolina Feb. 28, 1981. He tore his meniscus against Maryland of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a After handing out roses to the student during his junior season, Foster’s last year at senior and went on to become a pastor in the section when he was introduced on Senior the helm, and played through the injury the church ministry for about 25 years at three Night, Banks took a long pass from Dennard rest of the year. He only underwent surgery different churches. When Foster died two with one second left in regulation and after Duke was knocked out of the NCAA years ago, Suddath officiated the funeral for swished a 20-foot jumper to send the game tournament. When Krzyzewski was hired in his former coach. overtime. His putback in the closing seconds March 1980 and met with the rising seniors See FIRST TEAM on Page 9 of the extra session lifted the Blue Devils to on the team in athletic director Tom Butters’
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FROM WIN NO. 1...
Win No. 1: Strong second half lifts Duke past Stetson
By Dave Fassett The Chronicle
Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke debut was certainly a successful one, but another Blue Devil in a new role stole the show Saturday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Sophomore guard Tom Emma, making his first regular-season collegiate start, scored a game-high 19 points to lead Duke to a 67-49 victory over Stetson in the season opener for both teams. With the Blue Devils leading by just one, 32-31, three minutes into the second half,
Emma led a 16-6 spurt that gave them a commanding 11-point advantage with 10:29 remaining. After feeding Allen Williams for a 16-foot jumper, Emma sank two free throws to put Duke up by five, a margin which Stetson would never again decrease. Williams and Gene Banks added four points apiece during the remainder of the streak, after which the Blue Devils gradually increased their lead to the final 18-point difference. Emma scored nine of his team’s final 10 points, including a game-ending dunk with six seconds remaining.
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By Mark Jaffe The Chronicle
Win No. 262: Nevada Lost and Vanquished
INDIANAPOLIS—The world is flat. Lead can be made into gold. UNLV is unbeatable. Forget it. The Duke men’s basketball team shocked the Runnin’ Rebels with a fighting attitude and a dazzling 79-77 victory Saturday night in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament at the Hoosier Dome. The Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA championship for the second straight year. They also snapped UNLV’s 45-game win streak and avenged last season’s 103-73 humiliation in the
championship game. “The one thing we thought we could bring to this game was a fighting sort of attitude,” point guard Bobby Hurley said. “A lot of teams have probably backed down from Vegas. We had a very difficult schedule all year and we’re not going to back down from anyone. They knew that they were in a fight.” Christian Laettner, who had team highs of 28 points and seven rebounds, delivered the knockout blow when he drained two free throws with 12.7 seconds left in the game. “There was not that much pressure,” Laettner quipped.
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38 SEASONS OF COACH K’S Win No. 263: DUKE TAKES CROWN!
By Kris Olson The Chronicle
PHILADELPHIA—Business as usual? Not quite. Duke is going to its fifth consecutive Final Four. But it needed pinpoint execution, perfection from its senior center and more than a little magic to escape the Kentucky Wildcats, 104-103, in the 1992 NCAA Eastern Regional final.
Grant Hill’s pass, launched from under his own basket soared below the Spectrum scoreboard that read Kentucky 103, Duke 102 with 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime. Christian Laettner met the ball at the foul line. He dribbled, pivoted, fell away, shot… “I’m sure I will not provide the adjectives that befit this basketball game,” a misty-eyed Mike Krzyzewski said after Duke’s 104-103 overtime victory.
By Mark Jaffe The Chronicle
INDIANAPOLIS—For the first time in its history, the men’s basketball team captured an NCAA championship. The Blue Devils used a 17-7 run early in the second half to pull away from Kansas and fought off a furious late-game assault by the Jayhawks to win, 72-65, Monday night at the Hoosier Dome.
“I’m so happy for our guys,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “I’m not sure if anyone’s ever played harder for 80 minutes to win a national title.” The Blue Devils had fallen short of the championship in eight previous trips to the Final Four, including four of the last five years. But in 1991, Duke would not be denied. “I feel good but [not winning the title] has never been a monkey on my back,” Krzyzewski said.
Win No. 295: Laettner Two Perfect
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S MOST MEMORABLE WINS Win No. 517: Blue Devils inch past Terps, spark flames at home
By Gabe Starosta The Chronicle
INDIANAPOLIS—Lance Thomas’ stomach dropped. Brian Zoubek said it was like watching a slow-motion movie. Nolan Smith was so afraid of what might happen that he turned his back and looked away from the most important shot of his career. And one thought went through the minds of Duke fans everywhere: That shot looks good. But when Butler forward Gordon Hayward’s half-court heave bounced off the
backboard, hung agonizingly on the rim for a moment and finally fell to the floor, the Blue Devils could exhale. Duke is back, if it was ever gone in the first place. This championship—the fourth in Duke basketball history—is different. There was no revenge factor in the Final Four, as there was in 1991. There was no miracle jumper that saved the season, a la Christian Laettner, in 1992. And there is no surplus of NBA talent, like in 2001. This team had only grit and determination, consistency and toughness.
By Andrea Bookman The Chronicle
COLLEGE PARK, Md.—When the public-address announcer gave the oneminute warning at the end of the second half of Saturday’s game, the red sea in Cole Field House began the “overrated” chant. Two minutes earlier, some confident fans had already left the building. It felt over. But an inspired 10-0 run in the last
minute of regulation, followed by an overtime period in which Duke never trailed, gave the No. 2 Blue Devils a 98-96 victory over No. 8 Maryland. “If you were grading the game, you’d say Maryland played better,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Someone’s playing better than you, they’re fresher, you have to figure out how you are going to hang in there. They didn’t fight harder than we did. We fought just as hard as they did.”
Win No. 795: UN-FOUR-GETTABLE
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...TO HIS 1,000TH By Andrew Beaton The Chronicle
Win No. 847: Miracle on Franklin Street
By Nick Martin The Chronicle
INDIANAPOLIS—The drive for five was not without its bumps, but led by the secondhalf heroics of rookie guards Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen, Duke will hang yet another banner at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke won its fifth national championship in an instant classic, besting Wisconsin 6863 at Lucas Oil Stadium Monday night. Jones and Allen combined for 39 points to lead the Blue Devils to their second title in six years in Indianapolis, with Jones and freshman center
Jahlil Okafor engineering a late 10-0 run to seal the win. But on a night that featured a freshman duo as the brightest stars, the title and subsequent banner might have meant the most to the team’s lone senior. “Something that we’ve all dreamed of— growing up watching Duke, watching Coach K win championships and celebrate with his great players,” senior captain Quinn Cook said. “To be next to Coach, he’s been like a father to me over these last four years, so to have his arm around me and hugging me while we’re watching One Shining Moment, it was probably the best feeling of my life.”
CHAPEL HILL—With the final seconds ticking off the clock, Austin Rivers had already played the game of his life on the season’s biggest stage. But the Blue Devils still trailed by two, and the 6-foot-4 freshman stood dribbling on the right wing, guarded by 7-foot senior Tyler Zeller. Looking first at the clock, then the imposing body in front of him, Rivers subtly jabbed, creating all the space he
needed to swish a 3-pointer and give Duke an 85-84 victory over North Carolina at the Dean E. Smith Center. Although the play was designed for Rivers to attack the lane and attempt to draw a foul, the guard came off Mason Plumlee’s pick and exploited his quickness advantage against Zeller, who could not reach his attempt. “The team, they had a lot of confidence in me,” Rivers said. “Once Zeller switched I thought ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve got Zeller on me.’ I just looked up and saw the time, did my little jab and shot it.”
Win No. 945: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS
FIRST TEAM FROM PAGE 4 Now, he is a bible teacher, coach, dorm parent and chaplain at the McCallie School, an all-boys boarding school in Tennessee. He coaches the JV golf team and also serves as a practice coach specialist for the basketball program. Chip Engelland (Sophomore) Currently the most prominent member of the 1980-81 team, Engelland has gained recognition for knowing how to shoot a basketball and how to teach that skill better than possibly anybody else in the world. Engelland is widely credited with transforming Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Patty Mills, among others, into lights-out shooters as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs since 2005, helping the team to NBA titles in 2007 and 2014. As one of the more specialized assistant coaches in the league, he has turned the biggest strength of his playing career into a successful coaching career. “I knew it wasn’t going to be defense,” Engelland joked. “I always kid Coach K. I scored 1,000 points at Duke but gave up 1,500. That’s not the plus-minus he was looking for. I knew I wasn’t going to be doing defensive clinics.” But even if he frustrated Krzyzewski with his defensive deficiencies, Engelland always found time on the floor due to his ability to score. The 6-foot-4 guard shot better than 50 percent from the field and better than 85 percent from the free-throw line all three seasons he played for Krzyzewski. When the ACC instituted an experimental 3-point line for the 1982-83 season, Engelland knocked down 55.4 percent of his long-distance attempts as a senior captain. Engelland’s three Duke teams under Krzyzewski went just 38-47, but he noticed Krzyzewski always had an innate sense of the pulse of his team. “The one thing Coach was always incredible at from day one—he had an ability to stop a practice and extricate that one sentence that either we needed a little more of this or a little less of this, with the right peppering,” Engelland said. “The timing of that, that’s an art form. He had that day one.”
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Chip Engelland shot better than 50 percent from the field all three years he played for Krzyzewski.
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During the summer while he was in college, Engelland Mary’s athletic fundraising arm. coached the varsity players at his alma mater of Pacific “I had never been a fundraiser.... Mike had a lot to do with Palisades High School in Southern California during their me getting the job,” Dwyer said. “He was extremely supportive offseason workouts. One of those players was Steve Kerr, who of me with the athletic director at William & Mary, telling him went on to set the NBA’s career record for 3-point percentage my skillset would transfer over.” in a 15-year career and is now the head coach of the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty. Jon Weingart (Sophomore) Engelland never made it to the NBA and went to law When Weingart graduated from high school in the spring school at DePaul for two years before deciding he liked of 1979, Krzyzewski’s staff at Army talked to him about coaching better. He then held clinics and started to gain potentially playing there, but he chose to be a regular student respect in the industry for his continuing tutelage of Kerr at Duke instead, at least until Krzyzewski followed him to in the 1990s. Before he took a job on the bench, he became Durham and needed a couple extra bodies for practice in his a naturalized Filipino citizen and played for the Philippine first year. Weingart joined the team as a walk-on for one year national team for three years and then returned to the and scored two points during the 1980-81 season. United States to play in the Continental “[Krzyzewski] was very intense at Basketball Association and the World He did not throw me away. that time, probably one of the more Basketball League. intense people that I had ever come Many other coaches might “I was a nine-year minor league across in my first 19 years of life. He was player, and what you’re trying to do have done that. They might somebody who as I reflect back was very in the minors, you’re trying to learn have just written me off. comfortable in who he was,” Weingart every trick to make it.... That has said. “The guy has lived an amazing life, JIM SUDDATH really helped me in the teaching part,” SENIOR IN 1980-81 met all kinds of people, been in all kinds Engelland said. “It sure has been fun. of incredible situations and yet stayed I’ve been really lucky.” true to who he’s always been.” While Weingart was on the team, he applied for a special Doug McNeely (Freshman) program for Duke sophomores at the time that guaranteed Krzyzewski didn’t have much time to build a recruiting him admission to medical school at Duke after graduation, class for his first season after he was hired in March, but he and his interview for the program was the day before the Blue had been pursuing McNeely while he was at Army and signed Devils’ memorable win against North Carolina in the last him as his first recruit when he tooked the job at Duke. game of the regular season. McNeely appeared in 16 games as a freshman and eventually “The medical school people are all basketball groupies, so captained the 1983-84 Blue Devils as a senior, playing in all 34 the head of the admissions committee looks over at me and games to help take Krzyzewski to the NCAA tournament for says, ‘What did the coach say to you after practice today?’ I the first time. looked up at the person and I said, he said, ‘Win,” Weingart “The people that have been around the program have all recalled. “The person’s eyes lit up, and I said if we win had great integrity and they’re very positive people. I think tomorrow, I’m in medical school.” those are some of the foundations of winning environments,” Whether or not Banks’ heroics the next night helped McNeely said. “When he was younger, there were the roots of Weingart get into the program, he took advantage of his that being planted.” graduate education and has made a career as a neurosurgeon McNeely has spent most of his time since graduating on at Johns Hopkins. Weingart is also a Duke season ticket-holder, Wall Street, working for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and coming to seven or eight games a year, and has two children other firms before winding up where he is now as a managing who graduated from Duke. director of BlackRock, an asset management firm. “I truly believe in my heart that BlackRock is the best of Mac Dyke (Sophomore) those organizations,” McNeely said. “A lot of the lessons that I Like his roommate Weingart, Dyke was a walk-on for one learned from Coach K and from my teammates at Duke have year while Krzyzewski needed to fill out his roster and scored two helped me to be successful on Wall Street.” points during the season. A 6-foot-7 forward, Dyke had the size to challenge some of the team’s bigger players in practice. Bobby Dwyer (Assistant coach) “Everybody wanted to do as much as they could. Dwyer was one of the men most familiar with Krzyzewski’s [Krzyzewski] was a great motivator,” Dyke said. “We coaching style in 1980 after coaching under him for all five managed to beat a very good UNC team in Gene Banks and of his years at Army and coming with him to Durham. He Kenny Dennard’s last [home] game. That last play was like a was an assistant for Krzyzewski’s first three years at Duke and predecessor of the Grant Hill-Christian Laettner play years built strong recruiting relationships with Johnny Dawkins, later. He just made you believe. We knew we were going to David Henderson and Tommy Amaker, a core that eventually win that game.” took the Blue Devils to the Final Four. After graduating in 1983, Dyke continued with Weingart “If you’ve been around Mike much, he’s a very, very into medical school at Duke and is now a cardiothoracic positive person. That served him and served us well during surgeon in Fargo, N.D., and the associate dean of the that time. He was just positive that we were going to University of North Dakota’s medical school. With two Duke succeed,” Dwyer said. “I’m proud to be a part of—a small degrees and a daughter who graduated in 2010—a month part—but a part of what’s happened down at Duke under after Krzyzewski’s fourth national championship—he is North Mike’s leadership.” Dakota’s representative in Dennard’s “GTHCGTH” license At the end of the 1982-83 season, Dwyer got engaged and plate mission and said he has been to a few of the Blue Devils’ wanted to start a family, which was not compatible with the championship games. constant recruiting trips that were required of an assistant coach at a high-profile program. He decided to leave Duke The rest: Starting guard Tom Emma died in 2011 at age 49. for the head coaching job at Division III Sewanee and spent Vince Taylor, a current assistant coach under Dawkins at Central two years there before taking a job at William & Mary as the Florida, and Mike Tissaw, a psychology professor at SUNYassociate athletic director for development. For the last 32 Potsdam, could not be reached for interviews. Larry Linney, years, Dwyer has been in charge of the Tribe Club, William & Allen Williams and Gordon Whitted could not be located.
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Duval dishes out 20 assists in opening weekend By Mitchell Gladstone Sports Managing Editor
Simply beautiful. That would be one way to describe Trevon Duval’s first two games with the Blue Devils in which the freshman point guard racked up 20 assists while committing just a single turnover. Friday night, there was no question whose show it was—Marvin Bagley III’s 25-point, 10-rebound performance was the first doubledouble by a freshman in a Duke debut. And Duval did his part, dishing out eight dimes including a nifty behind-the-back pass that set up a Bagley jam right before halftime. But Saturday, it was “Tricky Tre’s” turn to step squarely into the Cameron Indoor spotlight. “All I can say is this is literally just a dream coming true right now,” Duval said. “I dreamed about playing at the highest level, playing for a great coach, winning, playing
KRZYZEWSKI FROM PAGE 3 Price and Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White presented Krzyzewski with a game ball. Price and former national player of the year Shane Battier then spoke briefly to honor Krzyzewski in an on-court ceremony. Krzyzewski took the microphone for a few minutes to thank the crowd and started
against teams like Michigan State. For all this to be going on right now, I’m enjoying it, and like Coach said, I’m living in it now.” Even so, it probably was not the start that Duval would have dreamed of in the Blue Devils’ 99-69 win against Utah Valley Saturday night. In just more than four minutes, the New Castle, Del., native was whistled for fouls twice, sending him to the bench for almost seven minutes. When he returned, it was all treats and no tricks for the first-year floor general. “I’ve never been a proponent of, ‘You get two fouls and you sit,’” Krzyzewski said. “I’ve never subscribed to that—guys have to learn how to play.... If they did get a third foul in the first half, then this is the time of the year when we have to teach that.” With the Duke offense clicking, Duval only added more energy to the mix, giving the See DUVAL on Page 11
his remarks by reflecting on his first three years with the Blue Devils from 1980-83, when his teams went 38-47. At that rate of wins, it would have taken almost 79 full seasons to get to 1,000, and at that rate of losses, then-athletic director Tom Butters surely would have let him go well before that time was up. “My first three years, I could have never imagined winning 100 games,” Krzyzewski said. “I had a president in Terry Sanford and an athletic director in Tom Butters who
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Trevon Duval dished out 20 assists and committed just one turnover in his first two games and posted a double-double Saturday night.
believed in me.” Butters, who died last spring, gave his coach another chance with a contract extension in 1984. Krzyzewski made his first Final Four two years later and he has been entrenched at Duke ever since, turning down several offers from NBA teams and watching Butters refuse his letter of resignation when he offered to step down in 1995 due to back surgery. That happened before every player on his current team was born, but that didn’t
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Former national player of the year and national champion Shane Battier returned to Cameron to address his coach Saturday.
stop them from becoming a small piece of history themselves. “It was a special night, to even be part of this team and to go out and play hard for that and to win this game for him,” freshman big man Marvin Bagley III said. “He’s a great coach. I enjoy getting to be around him every day and learning from him every day. I’m just happy to be here and I’m just looking forward to learning a lot from him.” Saturday’s game was just another earlyseason 99-69 win, the latest addition to the Blue Devils’ 134-game nonconference home winning streak. Krzyzewski coached it like any other win, and it showed on the bench, as he leapt off the bench to growl at the officials in the opening minutes when Allen and point guard Trevon Duval were both whistled for two quick fouls. He was doing the same job he has done for the last 38 years at Duke, and enjoying it. “I’m the luckiest guy to coach ever. I coached at my alma mater, coached the U.S. team for 11 years and I’ve coached what I think is the greatest basketball program in the country,” Krzyzewski said. “I think there’s more to come, I’m just not sure how many.” After he left the court, Krzyzewski shrugged off the accomplishment to start his postgame press conference, preferring to talk about his team’s play on the court. Win No. 1,001 with the Blue Devils may be as hard to get as any of the last 1,000 Tuesday against No. 2 Michigan State, and in his remarks to the crowd, he finished by trying to shift the focus from his own legacy to his current players. “What was is great, and what will might be great, but it won’t unless we consider ourselves fully invested into now,” Krzyzewski said. “Let’s embrace now with this group and see what the hell happens.”
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DUVAL FROM PAGE 10 Blue Devils the kind of offensive tempo that they frequently discussed entering the season. On back-to-back possessions, he stripped a Wolverine of the ball, taking it down for a dunk, then kicked a pass to Gary Trent Jr. for an easy triple the following possession. By the break, the 6-foot-3 guard already had five assists to go along with five points. He was just getting started. In less than 90 seconds near the start of the second half, Duval racked up two points, a steal and two assists—part of a 10-2 spurt that silenced any chance of a Utah Valley comeback. “He makes the game a lot easier,” Bagley said of Duval. “He’s just a great point guard to play with. He looks for you every time you’re wide open, he’s looking in the post. He’s just making the right basketball plays and everybody feeds off of that. “Once we see him making the right plays, everybody else will make the right plays and it’s contagious. So, if he keeps that up, we’ll be alright.” Although Duval had plenty of chances to put up his own points, as he finished with 15 on the night, he was more than fine
setting up his teammates. Duval assisted on four of Duke’s 10 made 3-pointers, ultimately finishing with 12 helpers on the night. The only players in Blue Devil history to post more assists in a single game? Think Bobby Hurley, Chris Duhon and Tommy Amaker, among just a handful of others. “I don’t think I’ve ever [played with a point guard like Duval],” fellow freshman Wendell Carter Jr. said. “He makes it so much easier than most. He’s a phenomenal player, very unselfish.” A week ago Saturday, Duval sat in sweats on the Duke sideline after being suspended for academic reasons. For a freshman point guard, any missed game action is crucial time lost in developing on-court chemistry, especially on a team with so many unique, athletic toys to play with, but he did not miss a beat. Duval may not be be a superhero, but he appears to be the point guard that these Blue Devils both need and deserve. “Coach just tells me to always be simply beautiful,” Duval said. “The simple plays are always really good plays, and once you do the simple plays a couple of times, then you can do your flashy plays because then the game comes to you easier.”
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VICTORY FROM PAGE 3 the sophomore center out for the game with strep throat following Duke’s seasonopening victory Friday against Elon. Alex O’Connell and Jordan Goldwire also made first-half appearances, playing in an allrookie group with Carter, Bagley and Trent to spark the crucial early surge. When Duval returned to the contest, however, he made it a coming-out party. After posting eight assists without a turnover Friday, the New Castle, Del., native registered his first double-double Saturday, finishing with 15 points and 12 assists. He was not the only Blue Devil with a doubledouble, though. Bagley posted his second in as many nights, adding 10 rebounds to go along with his 24-point performance. Duke’s starters still could use some help from the bench in the coming weeks, as the
Blue Devils only got 13 points from their reserves. And after playing two games in 24 hours, the schedule won’t get much lighter for Duke as it plays seven more games in the next 18 days. The Blue Devils will now turn their attention to a Tuesday matchup in Chicago when they do battle with No. 2 Michigan State at the Champions Classic. Duke handled the Spartans last season, winning 7869 in Durham, but Tom Izzo’s team returns preseason national player of the year Miles Bridges, who will pose a unique challenge for this young group of Blue Devils. But if the opening weekend is a sign of things to come, then the primetime showdown in the Windy City could be a continuation of what has been a flying start for Duke. “I’m just looking forward to winning,” Bagley said. “That’s the only thing that I’m focused on that’s on my mind. You don’t want to play to lose.”
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