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lavell12
04-05-2010, 01:25 AM
That is $12 to $15 million per season. I have never heard of that much coin for a coach. I'm sure he will turn it down but damn.

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/040510_Source_Nets_ready_to_make_Mike_Krzyzewski_a _big_offer.html

GodsSon
04-05-2010, 01:28 AM
Who needs Coach K when you already have Kiki Vandeweghe

JnasD
04-05-2010, 01:29 AM
Wow lol. This will be an interesting offseason and with The Nets new owner, they are set to make some big splashes.

kblo247
04-05-2010, 01:33 AM
Hot Damn.

Phil will demand a ****ing raise then

Iodine
04-05-2010, 01:36 AM
Whats going to be more funny is when coach K denies them worse than the captian of the cheer team does to the nerdy/emo freshman

ldc62
04-05-2010, 01:37 AM
good lord... this is going to change how coaches are going to be paid.

RocketsRule
04-05-2010, 01:39 AM
My goodness, that would probably be the most ever made by a coach in history. Nets' are super desperate to get better quick, will be interesting to see if Coach K goes for it.

HuRRiCaNeS324
04-05-2010, 01:41 AM
Holy hell that's ridiculous! Either way i cant see him leaving Duke.

But if he does sign some of those Olympians might have to think long and hard about going to the Nets.

VRP723
04-05-2010, 01:43 AM
I'd be devastated if he left

ragee
04-05-2010, 01:43 AM
How much is he earning in Duke anyway?

NetsPaint
04-05-2010, 01:44 AM
If this happens, this could lure Chris Duhon.

conway429
04-05-2010, 01:46 AM
How much is he earning in Duke anyway?

I think he gets about $3M or something.
So it's a huge pay raise, but it doesn't matter. I'd be shocked if he left, he's been offered big money before.

jackdawson
04-05-2010, 01:46 AM
My goodness!!!! I can see nets having a dynasty for next decade. Money talks and the new owner seems to be a crazy guy who doesn't care about money ala Roman Abramovich (Chelsea owner who is also a Russian guy).

tredigs
04-05-2010, 01:47 AM
12 million is a little more than 1% of Prokhorov's net worth. At this point he's going to have to have his spoons dipped in gold rather than platinum.

If Larry Ellison buys the Warriors, I would love to see these two in a bidding war. Though I'm pretty sure Ellison has more money than Prokhorov and all the other owners in the league combined.

ho_va2006
04-05-2010, 01:50 AM
Wow... way to make a splash!

conway429
04-05-2010, 01:50 AM
12 million is a little more than 1% of Prokhorov's net worth. At this point he's going to have to have his spoons dipped in gold rather than platinum.


I think it's closer to 0.1%
the guy's worth 10 billion

tredigs
04-05-2010, 01:53 AM
I think it's closer to 0.1%
the guy's worth 10 billion

hah yeah that's actually what I meant. Shows 9.5 billion on his Wikipedia. That is just a dirty amount of money.

Iodine
04-05-2010, 01:55 AM
He might be worth that much but
Does he have the swag of peter holt?

ragee
04-05-2010, 01:56 AM
12 million is a little more than 1% of Prokhorov's net worth. At this point he's going to have to have his spoons dipped in gold rather than platinum.

If Larry Ellison buys the Warriors, I would love to see these two in a bidding war. Though I'm pretty sure Ellison has more money than Prokhorov and all the other owners in the league combined.

Ok, I don't know who these guys are but all the owners combined? Even Paul Allen?

Raph12
04-05-2010, 01:57 AM
If they win tomorrow, I could see him taking it... I think he's the best coach in the world and would be my #1 pick as well.

Now all they gotta do is draft Wall, trade Harris for Iggy, sign Lebron and Boozer, then they're set to go;

PG - Wall
SG - Iggy
SF - Lebron
PF - Boozer
C - Lopez
Coach - Krzyzewski

Likely not gonna happen but fun to think about...

Iodine
04-05-2010, 01:57 AM
Ok, I don't know who these guys are but all the owners combined? Even Paul Allen?

18.4 billion net worth.............
Dude ***** on countries

conway429
04-05-2010, 01:58 AM
Ok, I don't know who these guys are but all the owners combined? Even Paul Allen?

yeah Paul Allen + Prokhorov = Ellison
either way, all these guys have ridiculous amounts of money. it makes me angry...

ragee
04-05-2010, 02:01 AM
yeah Paul Allen + Prokhorov = Ellison
either way, all these guys have ridiculous amounts of money. it makes me angry...

Yeah... Just looked it up coz I was really intrigued... LOL... All the other owners better pray that the NBA does not turn into MLB then! Hahaha

tredigs
04-05-2010, 02:08 AM
Ok, I don't know who these guys are but all the owners combined? Even Paul Allen?

Well no not quite, but not too far either. If Larry Ellison buys the Dubs, he's worth 28 Billion dollars.

Paul Allen's listed at 13.5 billion, Mikhail Prokhorov at 9.5, the Heat owner Arison has about 5 billion and Marc Cuban has 2 billion. Not sure that there are any other multi billionaires.

So he's worth as much as the four richest owners combined. The only Americans worth more than him are Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Basically he wipes his *** with diamonds.

...ow.

GunFactor187
04-05-2010, 02:09 AM
No chance in HELL will Coach K leave Duke, WAYYYY too much loyalty there.

DodgerBulls
04-05-2010, 02:10 AM
funny thing is that me and my buddies were talking about this situation. I like Duke and all, but I'd love to see Coach K in the NBA.

jackdawson
04-05-2010, 02:16 AM
Nets' chances of getting Lebron increases instantly if this happens.

Iodine
04-05-2010, 02:22 AM
So he's worth as much as the four richest owners combined. The only Americans worth more than him are Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Basically he wipes his *** with diamonds.

...ow.

Well it does make his dookie twinkle

asandhu23
04-05-2010, 02:32 AM
No chance in HELL will Coach K leave Duke, WAYYYY too much loyalty there.

Do Not Underestimate The Power of Money

conway429
04-05-2010, 02:36 AM
Do Not Underestimate The Power of Money

very true, but didn't the Lakers offer him around 10 mil?

Phxtoday
04-05-2010, 02:40 AM
If this happens, this could lure Chris Duhon.

hahahahahaha

abe_froman
04-05-2010, 02:40 AM
Do Not Underestimate The Power of Money

lakers offered him something similar a few years ago and he said no

ravensfan87
04-05-2010, 02:44 AM
desperate times call for desperate measures i guess

abe_froman
04-05-2010, 02:45 AM
12 million is a little more than 1% of Prokhorov's net worth. At this point he's going to have to have his spoons dipped in gold rather than platinum.

If Larry Ellison buys the Warriors, I would love to see these two in a bidding war. Though I'm pretty sure Ellison has more money than Prokhorov and all the other owners in the league combined.

i wouldnt.the failures of guys like calipari,patino,floyd,ect. would make me wary of taking from college ranks...even if they are prestigious names

NetsPaint
04-05-2010, 02:46 AM
Well he's not the only good coach available, so either way, it's a good sign for the Nets with what the owner is willing to spend.

ManRam
04-05-2010, 02:48 AM
That much for a non-proven NBA coach is crazy. Recruiting is 9/10s of the law in college ball. Coaching is 9/10s of the law in the NBA. Sure Coach K is an amazing coach, but no one know how good he'll be in the NBA. We've all seen how many have flopped.

They should be offering this money to a proven coach...not a college one.

DodgerBulls
04-05-2010, 02:51 AM
lakers offered him something similar a few years ago and he said no

Lakers offered him $40 mil for 5 years. Maybe if the Nets offer him $15 mil per for 2 years, maybe Coach K might go for it. I just think that the number of years for Coach K is the deal breaker. He might go for 2-3 years just in case he might want to return to Duke.

jackdawson
04-05-2010, 03:06 AM
That much for a non-proven NBA coach is crazy. Recruiting is 9/10s of the law in college ball. Coaching is 9/10s of the law in the NBA. Sure Coach K is an amazing coach, but no one know how good he'll be in the NBA. We've all seen how many have flopped.

They should be offering this money to a proven coach...not a college one.

Your logic makes sense but I surely hope you know that he coached the olympic team that won the the gold medal. And there is reason he is highly respected by the nba superstars.

bmill
04-05-2010, 03:23 AM
very true, but didn't the Lakers offer him around 10 mil?

lakers offered 8 mill per year. 5 years 40 mill

ManRam
04-05-2010, 03:25 AM
Your logic makes sense but I surely hope you know that he coached the olympic team that won the the gold medal. And there is reason he is highly respected by the nba superstars.

I know. Another case of him being handed a ton of talent and the best players (recruits) in the world.

jackdawson
04-05-2010, 04:01 AM
I know. Another case of him being handed a ton of talent and the best players (recruits) in the world.

well, true but that doesn't necessarily guarantee success. USA would have been unanimous champion in olympics and world championships. True handling of star players is a big deal. He can do that.

QU Bobcat
04-05-2010, 04:04 AM
The Lakers offer was different though, because included in the 12-15mil per, is the position of GM as well

Silent
04-05-2010, 04:06 AM
12 to 15 mil a year u gotta take the security blanket

IU Hoosiers 3
04-05-2010, 04:13 AM
id like coach k to start something new..maybe kyrie would de-commit and reconsider IU :)

_KB24_
04-05-2010, 05:03 AM
That much for a non-proven NBA coach is crazy. Recruiting is 9/10s of the law in college ball. Coaching is 9/10s of the law in the NBA. Sure Coach K is an amazing coach, but no one know how good he'll be in the NBA. We've all seen how many have flopped.

They should be offering this money to a proven coach...not a college one.

:clap:

J-Relo
04-05-2010, 05:43 AM
it would be crazy... Coach K + John Wall + big signing -> crazy...

shep33
04-05-2010, 05:43 AM
I don't think Coach K ever leaves Duke. He's got it so awesome there, plus the NBA season is way too long, 82 games + playoffs. How much is he makin now? Few mill i guess for coaching what 40 games? Road games aren't that far either, so I think he'll stay.

uws
04-05-2010, 06:36 AM
he is nba (style) proven. he was an olympic coach.

if he stays at duke and loses out on 9 mil per year he is nuts

that being said, what a dumb move by the nets, go pay some big time nba coach and buy them out of their current contract, it would probably be easier that dealing with all the ******** that is going to come out of duke if this happens. All of the duke fans will cry like little girls about losing their coach, frankly I have no interest in watching 40 stories a day about this on ESPN in the near future

SirCalvin81
04-05-2010, 07:16 AM
damn thats alotta dough to be throwing arourd

EaglesJackson10
04-05-2010, 07:27 AM
Krzyzweski makes plenty of money because of his salary and his sponsorships but 12M is a lot of money. I would be suprised if he left duke but for that kind of money it wouldn't shock me.

JNA17
04-05-2010, 07:52 AM
No chance in HELL will Coach K leave Duke, WAYYYY too much loyalty there.

this. Duke even has their home court named after coach K lol. But still what an offer!

JNA17
04-05-2010, 07:55 AM
very true, but didn't the Lakers offer him around 10 mil?

yep and he declined. Just another reason why he won't leave. If he won't even coach a team that has a lot of great history and would coach one of his olympic players, what makes the nets think he would coach them?

myfavmartin28
04-05-2010, 08:27 AM
The Russian is a go-getter. Loved the segment on 60 minutes. With the next two upcoming free agencies the '10's are going to be a good time for nets fans....

daliLOLbagaric
04-05-2010, 08:36 AM
Whats going to be more funny is when coach K denies them worse than the captian of the cheer team does to the nerdy/emo freshman

... fail. :facepalm:

Hellcrooner
04-05-2010, 08:46 AM
didnt the lakers offer him a lot of money to please kobe when he ran PJ out of town?

ANd he rejected.

Mr. Net32
04-05-2010, 08:53 AM
yep and he declined. Just another reason why he won't leave. If he won't even coach a team that has a lot of great history and would coach one of his olympic players, what makes the nets think he would coach them?

#1 overall Draft Pick? One of if not the best coach in basketball history. Perhaps a chance to land the premeire star of the league of the dedcade. All while moving to the biggest market in the world. I would have to say if coach K or Lebron turned this offer down(which to me seems impossible) it's an epic fail on their part.

Mr. Net32
04-05-2010, 09:00 AM
yep and he declined. Just another reason why he won't leave. If he won't even coach a team that has a lot of great history and would coach one of his olympic players, what makes the nets think he would coach them?

That's just it the Nets have no significant history. To me that's what makes it appealing for Lebron & Coach K. They could be the undisputed Phil and Mike of Brooklyn rather than just another in a line of greats for the Lakers. Their finger prints would be all over the franchise like he is in Duke.

yanks19791024
04-05-2010, 09:05 AM
Id take it if I was him and won tonight...

CostanzaNumba0
04-05-2010, 09:12 AM
12 million is a little more than 1% of Prokhorov's net worth. At this point he's going to have to have his spoons dipped in gold rather than platinum.

If Larry Ellison buys the Warriors, I would love to see these two in a bidding war. Though I'm pretty sure Ellison has more money than Prokhorov and all the other owners in the league combined.

woah, not even close buddy, hes worth 17 billion dollars, 12 million is

.000000705 % of his net worth, which he could find in his couch

Heater4life
04-05-2010, 09:13 AM
"The Lakers offered him 10 million and he didnt take it" blah, blah, blah, etc.

Hes being offered 15 million a season! it makes a difference, you know, that little 5 million dollars per season. not to mention a 12 million dollar raise from his current contract. Its not exactly pocket lint.

If he ever coaches NBA ball its now with that offer. I say he will.

Heater4life
04-05-2010, 09:18 AM
woah, not even close buddy, hes worth 17 billion dollars, 12 million is

.000000705 % of his net worth, which he could find in his couch

The bank gave him his very own printing press for cash withdrawls. His linens are actual uncut sheets of Benjamins. lets not even talk about his T.P, lets just say he has a green ***. lol

lavell12
04-05-2010, 09:21 AM
For K to go to the Nets I think LeBron would have to be attached to the deal as well. Yes the Nets have some talent but even landing Wall won't put them close to a playoff team.

Miltown34
04-05-2010, 09:26 AM
so with salaries getting cut in half next year due to the owners. The coaches will get paid as much or more than most of the players. I think coach K can be a good coach, but unless he can bring you an extra 10-15 wins alone( with these same players and no FA additions), no coach is worth that type of money. Now other proven coaches will go from 6 mil and try to get in the coach K range. Coaches can make an impact on a team, but they don't make a 12-15 million dollar difference. I would rather have Avery Johnson coach my team for 3 million a year. That billionaire is marking his territory in the NBA

arkanian215
04-05-2010, 10:07 AM
lakers offered him something similar a few years ago and he said no

for us maybe some of us can live with 8 mil a year. it's just a really big number that we won't see in our lives. but if offered 12-15 mil per year, that has to turn some heads.

something to note:
Wednesday, November 14
Updated: November 21, 1:06 PM ET

Krzyzewski's coaching deal runs through 2011
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski now has a whole lot of job security to go with his three national titles at Duke.

Coach K agreed to a contract on Wednesday that will keep him with the Blue Devils through at least 2011, extending an extraordinary run that already has produced three NCAA championships, six ACC titles and 533 victories.http://a.espncdn.com/ncb/news/2001/1114/1278014.html

just off googling it, coach k makes 1.5 million right now. so if you had a chance to earn 10X your current pay grade doing something very similar to what you're doing now, wouldn't you do it?

if i were coaching the huskies and someone came knocking from the nba (any team even the celtics) and offered me 10X my current pay grade, i'd take it.

td0tsfinest
04-05-2010, 10:11 AM
I definitely wouldn't agree to the deal unless it's guaranteed that Lebron is going to the nets

Young and Stupid
04-05-2010, 10:19 AM
If this happens, this could lure Chris Duhon.

:laugh2::laugh::laugh::laugh2: Good stuff.

Havoc Wreaker
04-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Bahaha 15M for a coach?

DaBUU
04-05-2010, 10:38 AM
If this happens, this could lure Chris Duhon.

:clap:

GunFactor187
04-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Do Not Underestimate The Power of Money

For NBA Coaches yes, but for the college coaches, their allegiances towards their schools are pretty set in stone ESPECIALLY for elite coaches like Coach K.

td0tsfinest
04-05-2010, 11:45 AM
I remember when Phil Jackson first left the Lakers, Coach K was heavily recruited by LA and I think at one moment, there was word that he was actually going to sign with them but eventually reached an agreement with Duke.

iu92grad
04-05-2010, 11:58 AM
Bob Knight could never have been a successful NBA coach. His attitude wouldn't fly with NBA players. But Coack K has a different demeanor. I think he could pull it off. It makes me wonder who Duke would get to replace him...

defender4m
04-05-2010, 12:01 PM
He just said that hes got no interest.

ballpd05
04-05-2010, 12:13 PM
He would be set for a long time if he agreed. I think he can say all he wants, but that is a whole lot of green for a coach.

I just don't think he can make $12 million worth of an impact though.

conway429
04-05-2010, 12:19 PM
"I wouldn't have any interest in the job. You would be flattered if someone would offer you a job, but I would not be interested." Krzyzewski strongly considered jumping from Duke to the NBA in 2004 when he was offered the head coaching position with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he has maintained in the years since that he is now totally committed to Duke and to USA Basketball, where he has signed to coach the U.S. senior men's national team through the 2012 Olympics.

So he's not interested.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/tournament/2010/news/story?id=5056964

mser58
04-05-2010, 12:43 PM
cant see coach shachefskie do it

Robbw241
04-05-2010, 12:48 PM
Yeah, I bet they leaked this to get NBA coaches interested in the job and interested in the money mmmmmmmmmm

Lindystud36
04-05-2010, 12:49 PM
If coach K were to go, and the Nets were to get the first pick, sign lebron and bosh, damn that would be a good team
PG: Harris
SG: Wall
SF: Lebron
PF: Bosh
C: Brook Lopez

wow, 6th man is coutney lee and CDR wow just wow

jmb8311
04-05-2010, 01:18 PM
The Lakers offered him 8 mil per season and he thought about it, only because he had the best player in the league waiting for him on the roster. In one of Coach K's books he said that the Portland Trail Blazers owner once sent him a blank check in the mail and told him to name his price, and he told him no thanks. He has a lifetime contract at Duke, is playing for a national title tonight, and has a stacked recruiting class next season (plus Steph Curry's little brother eligible after his transfer), and likely (hopefully) Singler and Smith both returning. Plus, factoring in another year of experience for their young promising players such as Mason Plumlee and Dawkins, Duke is primed to go on another run of dominance over the next few seasons. Also, Coach K already said he has no interest in the Nets job and has publicly stated that his wife Mickie is opposed to the NBA because of the longer season and Coach K's health issues. I'd be stunned if he left.

JasonJohnHorn
04-05-2010, 01:24 PM
One of the dumbest thigns for a team to do is shell out huge money for a coach when you know the team will not be a legit contender. I dont care if the Nets get Wall and a huge free agent, this team does not have what it takes to be a legit contender next season, and paying a 8 fugure salary for a guy to coach which will likely be a losing team, and highly likely wont be in serious contention is just bad business.

A team like the Nets, if they want to make a coaching change, should sign up either a vet coach whose career is winding down and just has a passion for teaching the game and isnt ready to retire but isnt a big name on the market, or a yuong guy who is looking to get his first break. That way there isnt a high risk investment. Even if coach K came to New Jersey, which is higly unlikely, there is very little to suggest that a change like that would make very much of a difference outside of increasing the bottom line.

Its like when the Magic signed Doc River, or the Pistons signed Carlisle, the owners knew these teams needed somebody to coach them, but also knew the team wouldnt be close contending, so it wouldnt make sense to pay a guy like Phil Jackson or Popovich, or coach K 8 figures to coach a team, that even if it grossly over achieves, has nothing more than maybe... MAYBE a second round playoff appearance.

If LA was losing Jackson, or the Cavs were looking to make a change, or even the Mavs, I could understand throwing sixk money at coach K, but the Nets? I mean seriously, we dont even know that coach K's style translates to the NBA!

Raps18-19 Champ
04-05-2010, 01:30 PM
Wow.

I'm liking the Nets this off season. Very aggressive.

Chill_Will_24
04-05-2010, 01:32 PM
I think this was a statement to the league by the new owner. Send the message that he is a big spender when it comes to winning. Coach K is a family man. He is old. At this point in his life i just dont see him leaving for more money. An NBA season is loooong. I dont think Coach K will come. And its already been reported that he said no again. Although the Nets never offered him anything it was all just rumor

Raps18-19 Champ
04-05-2010, 01:34 PM
One of the dumbest thigns for a team to do is shell out huge money for a coach when you know the team will not be a legit contender. I dont care if the Nets get Wall and a huge free agent, this team does not have what it takes to be a legit contender next season, and paying a 8 fugure salary for a guy to coach which will likely be a losing team, and highly likely wont be in serious contention is just bad business.

A team like the Nets, if they want to make a coaching change, should sign up either a vet coach whose career is winding down and just has a passion for teaching the game and isnt ready to retire but isnt a big name on the market, or a yuong guy who is looking to get his first break. That way there isnt a high risk investment. Even if coach K came to New Jersey, which is higly unlikely, there is very little to suggest that a change like that would make very much of a difference outside of increasing the bottom line.

Its like when the Magic signed Doc River, or the Pistons signed Carlisle, the owners knew these teams needed somebody to coach them, but also knew the team wouldnt be close contending, so it wouldnt make sense to pay a guy like Phil Jackson or Popovich, or coach K 8 figures to coach a team, that even if it grossly over achieves, has nothing more than maybe... MAYBE a second round playoff appearance.

If LA was losing Jackson, or the Cavs were looking to make a change, or even the Mavs, I could understand throwing sixk money at coach K, but the Nets? I mean seriously, we dont even know that coach K's style translates to the NBA!

Lopez, Harris, Possibly Wall or Turner and someone like Bosh, Joe Johnson or Amare.

Along with their young guns in CDR, Terrence Williams and other players.

Seems like a good team to me if it were to happen. If all that does happen, this doesn't look like a contender to you?

C-Lopez
PF-Amare/Bosh
SF-Williams/CDR
SG-Turner
PG-Harris

That would seem like a great team to me.

xmoney328
04-05-2010, 01:50 PM
he'll wound up coaching for the laker next yr. PJ might not return.....and whats left for him to do at Duke?...he did everythin

Hugbees
04-05-2010, 02:13 PM
That's how they roll in Red Russia!!!!! lol.. And yes, i know Russia is no longer communist.

iFYouSeekAmy
04-05-2010, 04:19 PM
Larry Ellison, please buy the team and offer Coach K even more money..

dtmagnet
04-05-2010, 05:06 PM
Coach K. will never coach in the NBA, book it.

Kakaroach
04-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Coach K. will never coach in the NBA, book it. Yeah, he is way too happy at Duke to ever leave, even for the insane amount of money the Russian guy is offering him.

heathonater
04-05-2010, 09:55 PM
looks like the new nets owner isnt afraid to throw some money around.

OG "Dee" LOCc
04-05-2010, 10:26 PM
he'd be getting paid as much as a 20-10 guy would...

dodie53
04-05-2010, 11:18 PM
why would someone turn something like that down?

netsgiantsyanks
04-05-2010, 11:54 PM
Holy hell that's ridiculous! Either way i cant see him leaving Duke.

But if he does sign some of those Olympians might have to think long and hard about going to the Nets.

thats what she said:rolleyes:

netsgiantsyanks
04-05-2010, 11:55 PM
i know it doesnt make any sense but i really dont care

ramz.n
04-06-2010, 12:10 AM
mans been coaching for 30 years..im sure hes made all the money he needs...so it shouldn't be about the money.

Raph12
04-06-2010, 12:12 AM
why would someone turn something like that down?

Maybe he doesn't like the politics involved in the NBA.

abe_froman
04-06-2010, 12:23 AM
why would someone turn something like that down?

while true "everyone has a price",the price isnt always a reference to dollars.yes its alot of money,but he already has tons.he's got a damn good thing going.he is basically being treated as a god in college(and especially at duke),why leave that...especially for a place like the nba which as seen college coach after college coach flame out as high profile busts and hurt their image

Nighthawk
04-06-2010, 01:04 AM
why leave for the NETS??

Duke could probably beat the Nets....KIDDING!

If he didnt leave Duke for L.A and KOBE he isnt leaving Duke for Brook Lopez and the rebuilding Nets. NO WAY

CowboysKB24
04-06-2010, 01:26 AM
He isn't going to take it. They are going to have a chance at winning it again next year. Singler and Nolan Smith will be seniors and better. They have Kyrie Irving coming in as a freshman and this guy can play. I think he is going to be a stud. He is 4 on ESPN top 100 and 5 on scout.com. So they have a good chance at winning it.

Why would he go to the worst team in the NBA? That sounds like a terrible idea and setting himself up for failure. If he does go to the NBA it won't be next year. He has a great team and good chance at winning it all again.

Coach K is not leaving.

CowboysKB24
04-06-2010, 01:34 AM
why would someone turn something like that down?

Money isn't a problem for this guy. Why would he start his NBA career with the worst team in the NBA is a better question. It does seem hard to turn down 15 million a year though.

Ron!n
04-09-2010, 11:49 AM
why leave for the NETS??

Duke could probably beat the Nets....KIDDING!

If he didnt leave Duke for L.A and KOBE he isnt leaving Duke for Brook Lopez and the rebuilding Nets. NO WAY
They probably would.