Duke Offseason Report, June Edition: Mike Krzyzewski Nominated for Best Coach
In the second version of Duke men's basketball offseason report, Blue Devils past, present, and future continue to make news in the basketball world.
Former Duke Player Jeff Capel to Lead Incoming Freshmen
Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel, former Blue Devils from 1993 to 1997, is coaching the 2010 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team.
Among the players on his squad are incoming Duke freshmen Kyrie Irving and Josh Hairston.
Both won states titles last season as seniors, were named all-state, and named to various All-American teams.
Irving, who has signed a national letter-of-intent with Duke, is the No. 2 point guard in the 2010 class.
Hairston is a four-star recruit and in the top 15 among power forwards.
Duke recruit Austin Rivers led the team in its last game with 35 points on 9-of-12 shooting from three.
Team USA appears in the Gold Medal game tonight versus Brazil.
Duke Basketball receives two nominations for 2010 ESPY Awards
Duke men's basketball has the chance to earn two ESPY awards July 14.
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski is among six nominees for "Best Coach/Manager."
Coach K led Duke to its fourth national championship in school history and first since 2001.
The other nomination is the 2010 national championship for "Best Game."
Duke edged Butler 61-59 in April after Butler's Gordon Hayward narrowly missed a half-court heave to win the game.
Duke-UNC to appear in prime time on network TV
The 2011 edition of Duke at North Carolina will be televised nationally on network TV.
CBS will air the rivalry Mar. 5 at 8 p.m. ET as part of its celebration of 30 consecutive years televising college basketball.
“It is an honor for the Duke-North Carolina game to be placed on this stage—for us, for the ACC and for college basketball,” said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzkewski. “Hopefully the game will live up to that level of expectation.”
Scheyer, Zoubek not selected at 2010 NBA Draft
Considered to be likely second-round picks in last week's NBA Draft, former Duke players Jon Scheyer and Brian Zoubek went undrafted.
Scheyer, however, will play for the Washington Wizards summer league team. Zoubek, meanwhile, is on the New Jersey Nets summer roster.
Scheyer and Zoubek were two of three senior starters this past season for Duke.
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