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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The third time has been the charm to Moore’s renewed confidence

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Wendell Moore has taken over a leadership role in the locker room and on the floor. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN As Duke’s coaches observed Wendell Moore in the preseason, it was not whether junior swingman made the third shot he took after two misses in summer workouts that mattered. What they liked was they saw growing confidence to take that third shot. He had passed it up as a freshman and…

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