Durham, N.C. - Coaches from all around the region and some from afar flocked to Durham to participate in Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Annual Coaching Clinic this past weekend. It’s an awesome event where participants learn X’s and O’s from the entire Duke staff all while seeing the 2009-2010 Blue Devils in two practices.
The clinic offers a great opportunity for a coach or novice to understand more about teaching the game of basketball all while getting a behind the scenes look at the program. BDN was once again on hand and I was able to learn how to attack a zone which will help me in coaching this season. But, we were also able to get K’s comments on his team, individual players and his basic philosophy. That said, here are several interesting tidbits gleaned during the event -
K on Miles Plumlee - Coach said that Miles was really starting to emerge as a player and that when he is relentless he’s at his best. “We are working with Miles on defining his role,” said Krzyzewski. He mentioned that Miles had become bigger and stronger in the off season and commented on how he wants to do well. K used the word “formative,” in describing Miles, saying that he talks with him about
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