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Summer Buzz: Duke Blue Devils

There's uncertainty in Durham this season, but no shortage of talent on the roster

Updated: August 2, 2011, 1:31 PM ET
By Eric Angevine | ESPN Insider

Insider knows you're hot for hoops during the summer, so we're bringing you a closer look at a few of the nation's most intriguing programs before most freshmen have even moved into their dorms. We continue with Duke. To get the offseason scoop on 24 other high-profile teams, click here.

Duke Blue Devils

2010-11: 32-5 (NCAA tournament -- Sweet 16)

Mike Krzyzewski doesn't know what to do with the Blue Devils this season.

Wait, what?

It's true. That's what Coach K -- a man who's won 827 college basketball games at Duke and Olympic gold as a head coach -- told the Raleigh News & Observer in early June. With grizzled four-year veterans Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith gone, and game-changing freshman Kyrie Irving landing as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, there's little doubt that the Hall of Fame coach has some adjustments to make in the upcoming season.

Rust never sleeps. Nor, apparently, does a brilliant head coach who wants to stay on top.


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