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DBR Podcast Episode #323 - Delayed Reactions

As we discuss this past week’s Duke news and more

Duke Introduces Jon Scheyer
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 04: Jon Scheyer speaks after being named the 20th coach of the Duke Blue Devils during a press conference at Cameron Indoor Stadium on June 04, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina.
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On this episode of the DBR Podcast, we get into a few NBA topics before discussing Brendan Marks’s and Seth Davis’s article at The Athletic this week about the process Duke took to promote Jon Scheyer to head coach of the men’s basketball team. Quick disclaimer: we recorded this episode on Wednesday 6/23, so our analysis may be stale, but hopefully not outdated.

First, we dive into combine measurements, where Duke guys ran the gamut from long (DJ Steward) to large (Matthew Hurt). If you want to know why your Duke-centric optimisim about Duke players in the draft is not reflected in mock drafts, you may find evidence in the results herein.

After the break, we discuss The Athletic’s behind-the-scenes look at Jon Scheyer’s promotion, including the surprising revelation that it was a weeks-long process that had most fans and media completely in the dark. What if Duke had decided that Tommy Amaker was the right guy for the job?

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