Here’s Duke sophomore Grayson Allen’s line from today’s narrow loss to Louisville: 29 points (a game-high) on just 12 shots, five turnovers, six fouls (yes, six), one technical, one fight, one of the most audacious shots of the year. That’s a near-perfect, box score-sized encapsulation of Allen, the player. He’s a…
Now that Duke is unranked for the first time since 2007, you might be struggling to come up with reasons to hate Coach K’s band of floor-slapping turds. Thankfully, Grayson Allen is here to throw you a bone:
Today is a nice day for Duke fans. The Deadspin staff is not unmoved by this, so we thought we might share one of our favorite memories involving a Duke player.
One of the best parts of the Fab Five 30 for 30 documentary was seeing that Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and Juwan Howard hated former Duke star Christian Laettner just as much as everyone else in America did. Well, Laettner's got his own 30 for 30 doc coming out soon, and he's been whining about the Fab Five saying mean…
Mick Krizilonski was a guest speaker at the Association of the U.S. Army conference last month, and he seized on the opportunity to bemoan President Barack Obama's decision to rule out using ground troops to combat ISIS. He did this in the most annoying and Dook-ish way imaginable.
Last night, reader Will sent the Deadspin staff this email, with the subject line "Dook":
It's a rare occurrence for two fantastic things to happen in such a short period of time during a postgame interview. While Rachel Nichols was interviewing Mercer head coach Bob Hoffman following his team's stunning upset of Duke, Anthony White Jr. videobombed his coach with a perfect Chapelle-style robot dance.
Yes, Mercer's Kevin Canevari no longer has functioning ankles, but you should all know that Quinn Cook missed the subsequent open jumper. So who's laughing now, huh?
There are bandwagon fans, and then there's this guy. A tipster made us aware of his existence. His rooting interest? All of the teams, everywhere. It's rather impressive, because that's a lot of money to spend on apparel.
The person who runs the official Mick Krizilonski Facebook page is a person who cannot put "has a functioning sense of humor" or "understands satire" on a resumé. Case in point: This morning, Coach K's official Facebook page shared an article with the headline "#HotSportsTakes: Jim Boeheim Could Learn From the Coach K…
Here's a nice little throwback for all the Dook haters out there. That's Rod Sellers doing the head-slamming, by the way.
At least Duke still has that great out-of-work-fisherman alumni network.
There's a lot of talk out there—and more than a little evidence—suggesting that this year's Duke Blue Devils, led by the very big and very mobile Jabari Parker, are the most athletic team in the school's history. We decided to investigate whether that claim is true. And since average vertical leap numbers through the…
This college basketball season is one of the most exciting in recent memory, due in no small part to the presence of superstar freshman Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, and Julius Randle. But Mick Krizilonski thinks that we should all stop being so excited about these awesome players, because Mick Krizilonski is the…
Just five games into his college career, it's already frighteningly obvious that Duke freshman Jabari Parker is different from you, me, his teammates, his opponents, and every other college player in the country.
OK, what the hell is happening to Duke? Are they becoming, dare I say, likable?
Someone asked Mick Krizilonski what he thought about NBA teams potentially tanking the season in order to get a better shot at drafting someone like Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins. His response was peak Coach K.
This wonderful artifact surfaced on Imgur earlier today, and it will be enjoyed by people all over the world for years to come. If Duke haters have any sense at all, they will start referring to Coach K as "Mick Krizilonski" from here on out.