NBA #DUKEFACTS

DUKE IN THE NBA

Coach K has 18 former players in the NBA in 2012-13… the most-ever by a coach in a single-season. Duke leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with 18 alums in the NBA.

HIGHEST NBA Salary [2012-2013]

Duke has led in salary in seven of the past nine years.

Duke

$96.4

Million

Uconn

$75.4

Million

Florida

$61.9

Million

DEVILS IN THE DRAFT

24
Draft picks from Duke since 1999

(more than
any school)

47
Draft picks under Coach K

(most among
active coaches)

18
First-round
picks in the past
16 years

MOST LOTTERY PICKS

ALL-TIME

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    Jim Calhoun

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TOP 3

PICKS SINCE

Duke > 7

9 schools tied: 3

FIRST ROUND PICKS

BY ACTIVE COACHES

Coach K

26

Roy Williams

24

John Calipari

18

"Coach K separates himself from other coaches with the relationships he has with his players.  He taught me how to be a professional and how to understand the mental aspects of the game.  He teaches basketball and he teaches life lessons you need forever too.  I believe he's the greatest of all-time."

- Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving became Duke's 3rd NBA Rookie of the Year in 2012, becoming just the fifth 1st overall pick to average 18 PPG, 5 APG. Coach K has produced more NBA Rookie of the Year winners (3) than any active coach.

Uncle Drew

In the 2011-12 NBA regular season, Duke alums scored:

8,292
points

That's the most of any school.

8,292 points

  • Duke
  • UCLA
  • UNC
  • Kentucky

ALL-TIME NBA BALLERS

58

Duke players have
played in the NBA

22

NBA All-Star Selections
(Coach K leads all active coaches with 17 NBA selections.).

 5

NBA Sportsmanship Award winners
(5 of past 9 winners are Blue Devils)

  7

All NBA selections
since 1996

7 years

of the past 8, in which Duke has led all schools in alumni salary.

Approximate salary earned by Coach K's former players in the NBA (most all-time)

Total points scored by the Blue Devils

210,000
+

Coach K's NBA Hoopers

AUSTIN RIVERS

carlos boozer

Chris duhon

Corey Maggette

D JONES

elton b rand

gerald henderson

grant hill

jj redick

josh mcroberts

Alaa Abdelnaby

Antonio Lang

Bobby Hurley

Brian Davis

Cherokee Parks

Christian Laettner

DanieL Ewing

Danny Ferry

DeMarcus Nelson

Gene Banks

Kenny Dennard

kyle singler

Kyrie Irving

lance thomas

Luol Deng

Mark Alarie

Mike Dunleavy

miles plumlee

Nolan Smith

Roshown McLeod

Shane Battier

Shavlik Randolph

Shelden Williams

Trajan Langdon

William Avery

NBA Blue Devils Off Court

Duke alums own three NBA teams.

OKC Thunder
Boston Celtics
Miami Heat
  • Nick Arison
    (Duke '03) - CEO (Miami Heat)
  • Danny Ferry
    (Duke '89) - General Manager (Atlanta Hawks)
  • David Henderson
    (Duke '86) - Director of Scouting (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Billy King
    (Duke '88) - General Manager (NJ Nets)
  • Aubrey McClendon
    (Duke '81) - Co-Owner (OKC Thunder)
  • Steve Pagliuca
    (Duke '77) - Co-Owner (Boston Celtics)
  • Adam Silver
    (Duke '84) - Commissioner/COO (NBA)
  • Trajan Langdon
    (Duke '99) - Scout (San Antonio Spurs)

USA BASKETBALL INFLUENCE

As the first-ever U.S. National Head Coach, Coach K has coached players who have earned 107 NBA-Star selections, 72 All-NBA picks, the last 5 NBA MVP awards, and the last 7 NBA scoring titles. Coach K has coached 17 of the 25 players selected to the 2013 NBA All-Star game. Coach K is the only coach with a gold medal, world title and national championship.

Players

  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Shane Battier
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Chris Bosh
  • Carlos Boozer
  • Elton Brand
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Stephen Curry
  • Anthony Davis
  • Kevin Durant
  • Rudy Gay
  • Eric Gordon
  • Danny Granger
  • James Harden
  • Kirk Hinrich
  • Josh Howard
  • Andre Igoudala
  • LeBron James
  • Antawn Jamison
  • Joe Johnson
  • Jason Kidd
  • Kevin Love
  • Mike Miller
  • Lamar Odom
  • Chris Paul
  • Tayshaun Prince
  • Michael Redd
  • Derrick Rose
  • Amare Stoudemire
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Deron Williams

"I have been waiting to play for Coach K since high school. It has been awesome. He is very intellectual and cerebral when it comes to the game. I love his passion. He is open to hearing suggestions and listening. It works. Coach K is one of the best coaches of all-time. Period. No question about it."

- Kobe Bryant

"Coach K's a great coach, a great teacher and a great person. I trust him. I trust him like no other. He knows the game. I haven't doubted him one time. He's always 100 percent right in what he says. He's been a mentor to me. He tells me what's going to happen before it ever happens. He has been the best, and I don't think I would have gotten that anywhere besides Duke."

- Elton Brand

"Coach K just fits perfect for us. He allows us to have freedom. He allows us to play the game of basketball and just go out there and have fun, but at the same time he wants us to be perfect. We should expect perfection and that is what he is about. We like that, we like that kind of challenge."

- Lebron James