Michael Vega has an article at ESPN about how
Duke is comfortable at #1. This reminds us of Shane Battier's finest
interview moment: when Duke returned to #1 in the ACC his senior year, after
being in second place for the only time in his career, he was asked how it felt:
"It feels normal."
Ray Ratto has an article on Duke
players and the NBA, and makes the observation that Coach K doesn't recruit
for the benefit of the Denver Nuggets. True enough. You might also
say that he looks for players who want to be part of something bigger than
themselves, and while everyone wants to make the NBA, not everyone wants to be
part of something bigger than their own ego (see Kris Humphries).