July 01, 2004

Lakers looking at Coach K?: We've heard just about every scenario involving the Lakers, inventive or ridiculous. But Coach K? This is from waaay out of left field.

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 04:31 PM - 11 comments

I seem to remember Kobe considering Duke before deciding on going pro.... As an aside, I've also read Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo's name bandied about.

posted by lilnemo at 04:35 PM on July 01, 2004

Izzo I could understand, but Coack K? This just floored me when I read this. Even though I despise Duke, I don't want to see him leave the Blue Devils.

posted by jasonbondshow at 06:51 PM on July 01, 2004

After 24 years and the adoration of every person associated with Duke, WTF would he leave for this potential death march?

posted by billsaysthis at 09:14 PM on July 01, 2004

To me, Coach K going pro is a lot like Bob Knight going pro. They're both college ball institutions. Imagine if he takes the job, flops, gets fired, and comes back to college ball. Can you imagine him coaching anyone besides Duke? I can't. Although now that I've typed that, it does seem like Duke is the LA Lakers of the college basketball world. Kinda makes sense for him to go to LA.

posted by rocketman at 10:02 PM on July 01, 2004


posted by corpse at 08:57 AM on July 02, 2004

It'll never happen. I hope.

posted by Bernreuther at 10:24 AM on July 02, 2004

The last time Koach K took a leave of absence to recover from back surgery the Blue Devils went 4-15. This Terps fan says "head west, Duke man." ;)

posted by scully at 10:31 AM on July 02, 2004

Doesn't Coach K have a lifetime contract at Duke? I don't see this happening either. If he left, it'd be one of the worst backstabbings in College Hoops history, and much as I don't like Duke, I just can't see K doing that.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:50 AM on July 02, 2004

Corpse, are you doing a StarFucker imitation?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:55 PM on July 02, 2004

Maybe Dawkins will get his due? Question to duke fans, if he does leave, will Johnny get the job or will they search elsewhere (Amaker perhaps?). As a UNC fan, there's nowhere I'd rather see Coach K than in LA.

posted by trox at 02:05 PM on July 02, 2004

It would be between Brey, Amaker, or Dawkins.

posted by corpse at 02:51 PM on July 02, 2004

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