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  1. Northwestern coach Chris Collins begins new era with Wildcats -- ...

    Andy Katz

    New Northwestern coach Chris Collins left his comfort zone as an assistant at Duke. But he didn't venture outside his area of expertise when he returned to where he grew up. He is now at a school where the pool of talent is small and is limited by ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  2. The Olympic effect continues for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke Blue De...

    Andy Katz

    As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski begins his final Olympic campaign with Team USA, it's still hard to find any negative effect on the Duke program. Remember when it was popular to assume the Blue Devils would take a hit with Coach K so involved in inter...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  3. College-to-NBA coaching pipeline dries up -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a highly publicized play for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in June 2010, but Izzo turned down a lucrative financial offer to stay with the Spartans. A year later, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn asked a...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  4. Duke Blue Devils begin new era with trip to China -- college bask...

    Andy Katz

    Duke will start practicing next week for its August trip to China. NCAA rules allow teams to practice 10 times before such a trip, but not necessarily in succession prior to leaving. So Duke will sprinkle in its practices during the month of July. B...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  5. ACC tournament: Duke PG Kyrie Irving practices, but won't dress F...

    Andy Katz

    Injured Duke point guard Kyrie Irving took part in some conditioning drills Friday but wasn't expected to play in the fifth-ranked Blue Devils' Atlantic Coast Conference tournament opener against Maryland later that night.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  6. Duke Blue Devils, Nolan Smith adjust to playing without Kyrie Irv...

    Andy Katz

    Duke's Nolan Smith figured that as soon as Kyrie Irving was out indefinitely, he had to be the prototypical point guard, the kind who is locked into distributing the ball at the expense of scoring. So Smith took the assignment of being Irving's repl...

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2011
  7. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Duke and Syracuse march on without Mike K...

    Andy Katz

    Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim didn't have to sweat about leaving their programs behind for the summer and into the fall semester. And having their trusted assistants -- Duke's Chris Collins and Syracuse's Mike Hopkins -- with them in Istanbul d...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2010
  8. Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self likes what he sees from Josh Selb...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hits for Wednesday: • Kansas coach Bill Self isn't messing around regarding the hype of incoming freshman point guard Josh Selby, a one-time Tennessee commit. "He's the most talented player I've ever recruited, definitely the highest-ra...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  9. 2010 NCAA tournament: Duke Blue Devils find a way in the end

    Andy Katz

    This wasn't the most talented Blue Devils team, but it was tough, physical and defensive-minded enough to win a national title.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Fourth season will be a crucial one for B...

    Andy Katz

    Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez expects his team to challenge for an NCAA berth. He anticipates the Pirates will finish between sixth to 10th in the Big East, a usual qualifier for being in the conversation for a possible postseason bid. But to d...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2009
  11. Andy Katz: What we learned Saturday

    Andy Katz

    Hasheem Thabeet's presence down low is giving opposing teams nightmares, as UConn continued to defend its No. 1 ranking. Meanwhile, Duke snapped out of its funk against Miami -- though it took the Blue Devils one half to do it.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2009
  12. Coach K juggling Duke shake-up, Olympic team as he goes for gold

    Andy Katz

    Mike Krzyzewski already has had a busy offseason, as he's had to completely reshuffle his coaching staff. But the busy summer is just starting, as his Olympic duties are about to begin, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2008
  13. Patterson's decision affects three lineups

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz looks at the Patrick Patterson commitment to Kentucky and how it shapes the three schools that were finalists for his services.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2007
  14. It may not be pretty at times, but Duke is here to stay

    Andy Katz

    Duke used Gonzaga as a barometer and the Blue Devils found out they can play defense and that they aren't ready to exit the national stage, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2006
  15. The Blue Devils' run rivals UCLA's from a prior era

    Andy Katz

    Duke's nine straight Sweet 16s may be the modern-era equivalent of John Wooden's seven straight national titles, Andy Katz writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2006
  16. Williams makes plays, freshmen step up for Duke

    Andy Katz

    It shouldn't come as a surprise that Shelden Williams stepped up for Duke on Friday night. What is surprising, Andy Katz writes, is how well freshman Greg Paulus and Josh McRoberts complement Williams.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2005