[private]We are entering your names into the new site’s system and hope to make the permanent move soon. Your patience has been appreciated. I can assure you that once the dust clears and refinements have been made, the information will be what you have come to expect from BDN.
It’s been a really crazy month with the Olympics and start of the Cutcliffe era. As you know, I covered the return at RDU and will have some comments from that by the weekend. Also, Coach is addressing the local and national media tomorrow and I will be there to bring you the happenings.
I have a few interviews lined up and some already in the bag. For instance, I talked to Duke commitment Andre Dawkins tonight to finish up an article for a publication. Of course, you will hear it all later.
I know you want to know if he has talked to Josh Hairston. The answer is they talk often. Andre said Josh would take another unofficial to Duke and likely other schools in the coming month, making a decision as early as late September.
“Coach K called me before the Gold Medal game which was pretty cool,” said Dawkins. He went onto say he would likely call Coach tonight.
Dawkins played with Tyler Thornton as a youngster, but doesn’t talk to him as much as Josh. He plans on getting Tyler’s number though. Dawkins wants to play for K so bad that he worried about a jump to the NBA after coaching the likes of LeBron and Kobe.
We are turning over some stones to find out what is up, making sure information is accurate before it is released. You can count on an update in the coming days.
We will cover football recruiting as we have basketball. Look for talks with prospects starting next week. As I have mentioned, we will keep football information free for two months in an effort to draw fans in. While I realize the core of my members are hoops fanatics, covering football will bring other fans who love basketball as well.
So, don’t fret too much faithful members! We will steady the ship soon enough, making it through the seas of change.[/private]