Continuity of leadership is a key factor in successful college basketball programs.
Having an excellent coach and staff in place for an extended period of time impacts everything.
Effective recruiting, consistent player development and coherent strategy is a short list of the benefits when good coaches and their assistants stick around for more than a season or two.
Mike Krzyzewski has been the head basketball coach at Duke for 32 years.
That's a long time.
In 2007, Statefansnation.com posted an article on coaching tenure. It stated that
"ACC coaches have an average tenure of 7.6 seasons at their respective schools, the most of any of the major conferences."
Simple math says that Coach K has more than quadrupled this standard.
His current staff has been together for longer than most coaching teams.
Here's a quick look at the Duke basketball staff and some thoughts on how much longer they might stay intact: