We still don’t get why Forbes is covering sports but they’re actually doing a pretty good job of it.
Take this article looking at how Coach K is adjusting his recruiting. The basic argument is that Duke, having not had outside shooting and spacing to help Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and RJ Barrett, is now trying to recruit a more balanced group.
Partly true but not entirely.
First, Cam Reddish might have been that shooter had his health been 100%. Second, if Gary Trent had stuck around one more year, he would have helped enormously and given Duke another strong perimeter factor (and probably made himself a lottery pick too). Third, recruiting a class like that is nothing new. Duke did it in the ‘90s with Chris Carrawell, Nate James and Mike Chappelle (who later transferred to Michigan State).
Still though it’s a pretty good look and better than what you could reasonably expect from a business magazine.