- Apr 13, 2013
Yeah its a heartbreaking loss for Duke, but the worse part is that there wont be Coach K at the sideline anymore. Unlike Kentucky, UNC and Kansas, Duke's entire history is about Coach K. They were irrelevant before Coach K, and likely will be irrelevant again after him. Just like John Wooden's UCLA and Bob Knight's IU, these programs gradually descended into mediocrity following the retirement of their legendary coaches. UCLA did have a few good years after Wooden, but they were never consistently good anymore, while IU isnt even considered a blue blood nowadays. With Coach K gone, Duke's future is at best UCLA, at worst IU. Its the end of an era, Duke will be in UNC's shadow for the next 1-2 decades.