Worse Than Laettner
The 18 most hateable moments in Duke basketball history.
Posted Monday, March 12, 2012, at 6:40 AM
2003: An investigation by the New Orleans Times-Picayune reveals that point guard Chris Duhon's mother “landed a job working for a Duke booster; co-workers say the job opening was never posted and that Harper was overpaid and lacked qualifications.” Again, Duke gets absolutely no heat from the NCAA.
2003: Duke’s Fuqua School of Business names its leadership and ethics center after Coach K. "I believe in leadership and doing things in an ethical manner,” explains the noted moral philosopher.
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2004: Krzyzewski is heavily recruited to become the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after the departure of Phil Jackson. After a week of very public soul searching, he ostentatiously turns down the Lakers’ $40 million offer. “Duke has always taken up my whole heart,” he says, ending the flamboyant flirtation. The brief affair comes three years after Krzyzewski had signed a “lifetime contract” with the school. "There are times where you just have to celebrate commitment, and this contract celebrates commitment," the coach said at the time. "You do it in marriage, and you do it in a number of things—I'm doing it with my university on this day.”
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