After the conflict when Kevin Love wanted to participate in a non-Nike
tournament and Nike played hardball (they sponsor his high school team), the
Loves were not enamored with Duke. They apparently got over it, but Coach
K, for whatever reason, apparently de-emphasized his recruitment. Love has
been pretty public about
not appreciating it and not understanding it, saying "I really didn't
understand why Coach K would come all the way across the country and not stop
by. I mean, I understand why he would visit Kyle; he's a consensus
top-five player in the country in our class. But I was surprised he didn't stop
by while he was in the area."
There must be a reason, and perhaps eventually we'll find out what it was.