“Duke’s Greatest Recruiting Class is Coach K’s Ultimate Failure”
That headline from The Ringer is the perfect way to put some pep back in your step after Kentucky’s season ended in the Elite Eight.
Plenty of national media members used the first loss from Sunday to provide column ammunition. Jonathan Tjarks waited to see Duke’s collapse before taking aim at Coach K. One of The Ringer’s top talent evaluators, he’s tracked Duke’s top recruits from high school to the pros and frankly, none of them are making a giant leap in Durham.
“A huge part of being an NCAA coach is player development, which almost never happens at Duke anymore.”
If you need proof, allow me to introduce you to Marques Bolden. If you need one more great laugh, this tagline is a thing of beauty.
“This has been the least successful of any era of Duke basketball since he (Coach K) took over in Durham, and a coach obsessed with legacy will be remembered by a generation of fans as someone who never got the most out of his players.”
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