Posted: 3:08 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
This Syracuse article by the highly reliable Mike Waters demonstrates that the new schools have a ways to go to acculturate: Waters lists possible successors at many schools including Duke and UNC – and he suggests Shaka Smart for both.
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Never say never, but it’ll never happen. Smart’s been very successful but he’s never really come up with a Plan B. It’s havoc defense or nothing.
In our mind, there’s no question that Duke and UNC would both make a run at Brad Stevens but will probably end up staying in the family. Duke is more likely than UNC to look outside simply because while Coach K might prefer one of his guys, he’ll be much more likely to say hey, this guy is a great coach. Let’s look at him.