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DBR Podcast #413 - Good Luck, Nolan!

As a Duke favorite prepares to depart

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Practice
NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 01: Assistant coach Nolan Smith of the Duke Blue Devils looks on during their practice session ahead of the 2022 Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 1, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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The national championship was played last night, but the first topic on this edition of the Duke Basketball Report Podcast is the expected departure of Nolan Smith to become the lead assistant coach at Louisville.

We are so sad to see Nolan leave, but we also understand why he is making this move. The DBR Podcast has some “inside” knowledge of what led Nolan to make this choice and there is a lot of logic behind it.

Plus, the podcast gang dives into the national championship game between Kansas and UNC. And while the guys have plenty of praise for the effort it took for UNC to get here, they also have at least a little bit of pleasure in reporting on the UNC choke job that included being the first team in history to blow a 15 point halftime lead.

Finally, after a break, the guys look to Duke’s future with a report on the McDonald’s All-Star game, featuring three future Dukies. The future so bright...