1. AP photo from Mercer’s upset of Duke.

    AP photo from Mercer’s upset of Duke.

  2. Boy, the schadenfreude just got reaaaallll thick up in here.

  3. Duke debuts faster pace in preseason victoryThis year’s Duke team is younger than what we usually see in Durham. That’s tough, because…View Post

    Duke debuts faster pace in preseason victory

    This year’s Duke team is younger than what we usually see in Durham. That’s tough, because…

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  4. Greg Paulus is now officially an assistant coach at Ohio State. I asked to interview him a couple years back when they made him video coordinator, because I assumed this was coming, but they denied me.

    Greg Paulus is now officially an assistant coach at Ohio State. I asked to interview him a couple years back when they made him video coordinator, because I assumed this was coming, but they denied me.

  5. kmrnkrzy4lyfe:

Words to live by.

    kmrnkrzy4lyfe:

    Words to live by.

  6. Oh, so Dukey.

  7. A look at current Division I basketball coaching tenures, from 1 to 351 - D1scourse.com

    The first two longest-tenured coaches are no surprise. But how about Greg Kampe, Rick Byrd and Fang Mitchell? Great work here:

    And now, the promised list, from 1 (Boeheim) to 351 (Stetson’s Corey Williams, at least for a little while but probably not for long):

    1976

    1. April 3 Jim Boeheim, Syracuse

    1980

    2. March 18 Mike Krzyzewski, Duke

    1984

    3. Greg Kampe, Oakland

    1986

    4. April Rick Byrd, Belmont
    5. May 7 Fang Mitchell, Coppin State”

  8. (via Why I Am Rooting for Duke: An Argument in Seven Ascending Steps - The Triangle Blog - Grantland)
  9. “7. The lost season. Back surgery forced Krzyzewski to miss most of the 1994-95 season. In his place, assistant Pete Gaudet took over the head coaching duties and finished the year 4-15. Those losses aren’t credited to Krzyzewski’s career record. Among other things, this allows him to maintain the impressive feat of 30 straight years of never finishing below .500. (Coach K’s 9-3 record from the first 12 games of the season is all that shows up in the record books.)
This isn’t egregious. I don’t think wins and losses that coaches didn’t coach should be counted. One person who disagrees with that position is Mike Krzyzewski. “I think I should have been credited with all the losses,” he said in 2007.
Yeah, because he doesn’t have the pull to make that happen.”
(via The 12 biggest reasons everybody hates Duke)

    7. The lost season. Back surgery forced Krzyzewski to miss most of the 1994-95 season. In his place, assistant Pete Gaudet took over the head coaching duties and finished the year 4-15. Those losses aren’t credited to Krzyzewski’s career record. Among other things, this allows him to maintain the impressive feat of 30 straight years of never finishing below .500. (Coach K’s 9-3 record from the first 12 games of the season is all that shows up in the record books.)

    This isn’t egregious. I don’t think wins and losses that coaches didn’t coach should be counted. One person who disagrees with that position is Mike Krzyzewski. “I think I should have been credited with all the losses,” he said in 2007.

    Yeah, because he doesn’t have the pull to make that happen.”

    (via The 12 biggest reasons everybody hates Duke)

  10. “
10. Marshall Plumlee
By Albert Burneko
A mildly prestigious college basketball surname attached to 27 vertical feet of gawky uselessness, towering goober Marshall will follow his free education at Virtue University with a wildly unearned, insultingly lucrative career as a pair of elbows with six personal fouls attached for the next decade. Somehow, The Last Plumlee’s loathsomeness quotient grows in exact inverse proportion to his playing time, which puts him on pace to finish his college basketball career with a reputation only incrementally favorable to Bernie Madoff’s.”
(via The 13 Most Annoying Men Of March Madness)

    10. Marshall Plumlee

    By Albert Burneko

    A mildly prestigious college basketball surname attached to 27 vertical feet of gawky uselessness, towering goober Marshall will follow his free education at Virtue University with a wildly unearned, insultingly lucrative career as a pair of elbows with six personal fouls attached for the next decade. Somehow, The Last Plumlee’s loathsomeness quotient grows in exact inverse proportion to his playing time, which puts him on pace to finish his college basketball career with a reputation only incrementally favorable to Bernie Madoff’s.”

    (via The 13 Most Annoying Men Of March Madness)