Will Coach K's Future Replacement Come from Within the Duke Basketball Family?

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Will Coach K's Future Replacement Come from Within the Duke Basketball Family?
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Mike Krzyzewski will retire as the Duke Blue Devils' head coach...someday.

And when he does, the person who sits in that seat in Cameron Indoor Stadium will have some monstrously large shoes to fill.

Next to Gene Bartow (John Wooden's immediate successor at UCLA), there may have never been a person who will have a more difficult coaching challenge in college basketball history placed before him.

Not everyone would be up to such a test. And it won't necessarily just be a matter of X's and O's.

Some of these candidates have several years of head coaching experience. 

Others have not been a head coach. Still others have not coached at all.   

Let's look at 11 possibilities among former Duke players who could take over for Coach K after his retirement.

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