July 18, 2024

Duke Blue Devils Announce New Head Coach

Durham, NC – June 26, 2024 – The Duke Blue Devils have announced the hiring of a new head coach for their men’s basketball team. Following the retirement of legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and the departure of Jon Scheyer, Duke has chosen former NBA coach and Duke alum, Shane Battier, to lead the program.

Battier, who played for the Blue Devils from 1997 to 2001 and won the NCAA Championship in 2001, brings a wealth of experience from his successful NBA career and his recent role as an executive with the Miami Heat. Known for his basketball IQ, defensive prowess, and leadership skills, Battier is expected to uphold Duke’s storied tradition of excellence.

In a statement, Battier expressed his excitement and gratitude: “It’s an incredible honor to return to Duke in this capacity. This program has meant so much to me, and I am committed to maintaining the high standards of excellence established by Coach K. I look forward to working with our talented players and staff to continue our pursuit of championships.”

Shane Battier leaves full-time job with Heat | Miami Herald

Athletic Director Nina King also commented on the hire: “We are thrilled to welcome Shane Battier back to Duke as our head coach. His deep connection to the program, combined with his professional experience and leadership qualities, make him the perfect choice to guide our team into the future.”

The Duke community and fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming season under Battier’s leadership, hoping for continued success and another championship run.

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