Latest Mike Krzyzewski News

Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

Calipari: Kentucky assistant Jai Lucas leaving for Duke

Apr. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tweeted that assistant Jai Lucas is leaving the Wildcats to join the staff of first-year Duke coach Jon Scheyer. Duke hasn’t commented publicly on its assistant coach vacancy. But in a Friday post on Twitter, account,...

Coach retirements, NIL create new college basketball world

Apr. 26, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

It wasn’t hard to spot Roy Williams during his first year of retirement. He visited arenas across the country for games, including every step of North Carolina’s wild ride to the NCAA championship game against Kansas, a matchup of two programs he once coached. But he was...

Blue Devils' Griffin becomes 5th Duke player to bolt for NBA

Apr. 24, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

Duke freshman A.J. Griffin is heading to the NBA, becoming the fifth Blue Devils player in the past week to declare early for the draft. The school announced Griffin's decision Sunday, the last day for players to declare themselves eligible for the NBA draft. Duke said the 6-foot-6,...

Duke's Trevor Keels takes one-and-done leap to NBA draft

Apr. 23, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Duke freshman Trevor Keels is the fourth Blue Devils player in the past week to announce plans to enter the NBA draft. The school announced Keels' decision Saturday and said he planned to hire an agent. The 6-foot-5, 221-pound guard is a potential first-round prospect...

Wright cites lost 'edge' in surprise Villanova retirement

Apr. 22, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright attended mass — as one does working at the only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation — and often found himself on his smartphone more than he was listening to the sermon. “I'm hearing the homily and I'm texting our players about...

Duke captain Wendell Moore Jr. declares for NBA draft

Apr. 21, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

Wendell Moore Jr. is the third Duke player this week to announce plans to enter the NBA draft. The school revealed Moore's decision Thursday night, saying he would hire an agent. The 6-foot-5, 213-pound junior and potential first-round pick won the Julius Erving Award as college...

Celtics rally in 2nd half, beat Nets 114-107 for 2-0 lead

Apr. 20, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics fans got under Kyrie Irving’s skin in the opening game of their first-round matchup with the Nets. It was Boston’s defense that kept him – and Kevin Durant – off balance in Game 2. Jaylen Brown scored 22 points, including 10 in the...

Wright resigns as Villanova coach, Neptune takes over

Apr. 20, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright shocked college basketball Wednesday night with his immediate resignation at Villanova, the Big East program he led to two national championships and four Final Fours in a Hall of Fame career. The 60-year-old Wright guided Villanova to titles in 2016...

Duke's Banchero makes NBA leap after 1 year with Blue Devils

Apr. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Duke’s Paolo Banchero is leaping to the NBA after one season as a candidate to be the No. 1 overall draft pick. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound freshman announced his decision in a social media video Wednesday, with the school saying he planned to hire an agent. “It has...