Davis puts to rest the Heels-Devils handshake controversy

By TOM SHANAHAN PHOTO: Hubert Davis. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN There apparently won’t be a Round II in the handshake line if North Carolina and Duke meet in the ACC Tournament this week in Brooklyn. North Carolina coach Hubert Davis was asked in his Tuesday media session on Zoom about the kerfuffle that developed after the Tar Heels won Saturday at Duke. A video circulated that showed Duke assistant coach Chris Carrawell blowing past…

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Coach K needs no introduction, although there was that one night at the Emily K Center

PHOTO: Coach K's final media gathering Thursday before his last game Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 42 years as Duke's head coach. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN DURHAM – Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski entered the meeting room Thursday afternoon at Coach K Tower, officially known as Scharf Hall. The stride was labored but natural for a 75-year-old man relying on artificial knees and hips and a back surgically repaired a little more than…

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Duke’s coaching-staff-in-waiting enjoys two celebrations

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Paolo Banchero dunks at Wake Forest. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Duke’s coaches enjoyed more than one celebration following Wednesday’s bounce-back win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. First, there was the post-game celebration. The Blue Devils won 76-64. That was routine for a blue-blood program that this season is ranked No. 8 in the nation with a 13-2 record overall and 3-1 in the ACC. The win avoided a two-game following Duke’s…

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