NBA #DUKEFACTS

DUKE IN THE NBA

Coach K has 18 former players in the NBA in 2014-15… the most-ever by a coach in a single-season. Duke leads the ACC and ranks first nationally with 18 alums in the NBA.

HIGHEST NBA Salary [2014-2015]

Career earnings of active players

Duke

$541

Million

Kansas

$433

Million

UNC

$402

Million

DEVILS IN THE DRAFT

26
Draft picks from Duke since 1999

(more than
any school)

49
Draft picks under Coach K

(most among
active coaches)

20
First-round
picks in the past
17 years

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ALL-TIME

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    Jim Calhoun

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TOP 3

PICKS SINCE

Duke > 8

Kansas & Georgetown: 4

FIRST ROUND PICKS

BY ACTIVE COACHES

Coach K

28

Roy Williams

25

John Calipari

20

Jim Boeheim

20

"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.  At age 22, he is a 3-time NBA All-Star and 2014 All-Star MVP.

Coach K has produced more NBA Rookie of the Year winners (3) than any active coach.

Uncle Drew


ALL-TIME NBA BALLERS

62

All-time players

22

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

 5

NBA Sportsmanship Award winners
(5 of past 8 winners are Blue Devils)

  7

All NBA selections
since 1996

7 years

of the past 10, 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

218,000
+

Coach K's NBA Hoopers

Alaa Abdelnaby

Mark Alarie

William Avery

Gene Banks

Shane Battier

carlos boozer

elton brand

Seth Curry

Brian Davis

Andre Dawkins

Luol Deng

Kenny Dennard

Chris duhon

Mike Dunleavy

DanieL Ewing

Danny Ferry

gerald henderson

grant hill

Rodney Hood

Bobby Hurley

Kyrie Irving

D JONES

Ryan Kelly

Christian Laettner

Antonio Lang

Trajan Langdon

Corey Maggette

Roshown McLeod

josh mcroberts

DeMarcus Nelson

Jabari Parker

Cherokee Parks

miles plumlee

Mason Plumlee

Shavlik Randolph

jj redick

AUSTIN RIVERS

kyle singler

Nolan Smith

lance thomas

Shelden Williams



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 142 NBA-Star selections, the last 7 NBA MVP awards, and the last 9 NBA scoring titles. Coach K has coached 18 of the 28 players selected to the 2015 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