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DBR Podcast Episode 167 With Kenny Blakeney!

And some recruiting and football.

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Episode 167 is a long one, but a great one with a lot of content! We chat with former Duke player Kenny Blakeney about winning 2 national titles and his long coaching career that has finally gotten him a head coaching job with the Howard Bison. We also look at the surprising recruiting news of this past week and delve into the pay-the-players debate.

  • 0:00 - Welcome to this week’s edition of the global warming podcast
  • 3:20 - Duke gets a surprising new recruit for the class of 2020
  • 7:45 - We talk about how this recruiting class is a bit different from some other recent Duke classes
  • 9:00 - How the Jaemyn Brakefield recruiting reminds us of a classic scene in Trading Places and Grey’s Anatomy
  • 12:00 - The depth of the 2020 class means Duke will be well-stocked with players for a while
  • 16:00 - Our weekly shout out to our wonderful sponsors, Byrd Campbell
  • 16:40 - A special interview with former Dukie, 2 time national champ, Kenny Blakeney
  • 18:25 - Kenny talks about his long coaching career and gives us a great story about coaching with Lefty Driesell.
  • 25:00 - Kenny tells us what it is like now that he is a head coach and discusses hiring Dukie Tyler Thornton as an assistant coach
  • 29:15 - A bit about what Kenny hopes to accomplish at Howard
  • 32:00 - Donald notes that Kenny will play his former bosses Mike Brey and Tommy Amaker this year
  • 35:50 - Jason asks Kenny about the state of college basketball and the pay-the-players debate
  • 38:15 - Kenny reflects on his recruitment and winning titles at Duke
  • 43:00 - Kenny was on the bench for the Duke-Kentucky game in 1992… his perspective on the greatest game ever played
  • 45:50 - Kenny talks about practices with the 1992 championship team
  • 49:25 - Who was the best player Kenny played against?
  • 52:30 - Kenny’s best Coach K story is all about going after loose balls
  • 55:25 - Jason reflects on how the Kenny Blakeney interview came about
  • 58:00 - We discuss our highlights from the interview
  • 1:03:45 - Again, our thanks to Byrd Campbell
  • 1:04:15 - Some thoughts on how California is shaking up the NCAA
  • 1:18:00 - Duke Football with a heartbreaking game against the Pittsburgh Panthers
  • 1:24:25 - Parting Shots – Donald on the Bayou Brotherhood known as the New Orleans Pelicans
  • 1:27:50 - Parting Shots – Jason on a crazy poker cheating scandal
  • 1:32:00 - Parting Shots – Sam on how stressful the MLB playoffs are if you care about the teams
  • 1:33:35 - Parting Shots – Sam also talks about the demise of Sports Illustrated
  • 1:35:45 - Goodbye from a long long long podcast!
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