Coach K’s farewell season has no MacArthur fade away

PHOTO: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski at his final ACC basketball media day in Charlotte. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN We’ll learn more about Duke’s national title chances once the season tips off against Kentucky on Nov. 9 in the State Farm Classic in New York, but coach Mike Krzyzewski already is in mid-season form. He arrived at the ACC basketball media day on Tuesday in Charlotte swatting way all questions about his last season upon…

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Savarino quietly adds to a Hall-of-Fame basketball family

PHOTO: Duke junior guard Michael Savarino. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN DURHAM –Michael Savarino possesses new stature on Duke’s basketball roster as he enters his junior season. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, AKA grandpa, granted him a scholarship. That raises questions surrounding the former walk-on guard from Durham Academy. How does his new status translate to Savarino’s grandmother, Mickie, and mother, Debbie? Are they lobbying Duke's coach for playing time? Yes, they understand basketball and…

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Moore intent on drawing attention on court to go with his off court leadership

PHOTO: Wendell Moore Jr. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN DURHAM -- This time a year ago Duke’s Wendell Moore Jr. was on a special list of college basketball players Bill Walton most admired. Walton, the Basketball Hall-of-Famer and ESPN analyst, saw more than his basketball profile. Moore stood out among college athletes participating and organizing Black Lives Matter protests that spread across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of…

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