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Amile Jefferson Joins Duke Hoops Staff

DURHAM –Former Duke men's basketball captain Amile Jefferson has been added to the staff as the team's director of player development.

"This is an honor to be back at Duke and I'm so grateful to Coach Krzyzewski for considering me for this opportunity," said Jefferson. "I'd also like to thank Coach Scheyer for his help through the process and look forward to his leadership in the future. Duke has been a part of my story and my life and it's a privilege to give back to the program and the University that has meant so much. I can't wait to work with these guys -- helping them develop, grow and learn -- and be a small part of something bigger than myself."

Jefferson rejoins the Blue Devils after a four-year professional playing career that included time with the NBA G-League's Iowa Wolves (2017-18), Orlando Magic (2018-20), Boston Celtics (2020) and the Turkish Basketball Super League's Galatasaray (2020-21).

"It is a thrill to have Amile back in our program," said Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski. "Amile is truly one of the best representatives of Duke Basketball as a fierce competitor who never took a day off -- whether it was in a game, on the practice court, and more importantly in the classroom. This position serves such an important role in helping our players develop personally, socially and athletically. I'm so proud of the man he has become, and know there are few better to take on this opportunity."

As a five-year letter winner, a national champion and three-time team captain at Duke from 2012-17, Jefferson played in a program-record 150 games with 103 starts, averaging 7.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest. He played in 67 home victories (most in program history) and 124 total victories (third most in program history), while his .971 home winning percentage (67-2) ranks as the second best among any Duke player.

Off the court, Jefferson remains the only player in Duke history to be named to the All-ACC Academic Team four times. He served as a team captain for three seasons – becoming the only Blue Devil in the Coach K era to do so – and was a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award in 2016-17. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from Duke in 2016 and received a master's degree from Duke's Divinity School in 2017.

Kyle Flipowski Snares a Duke Offer

Duke University has offered Kyle Flipowski today as the Blue Devils continue to zero in on their main targets of desire for Jon Scheyer's first season at Duke.

You can catch Kyle with the New York Rens on the recruiting trail.

Coach K Special Episode to Air

DURHAM –The popular weekly television show, "Duke All-Access with Coach Mike Krzyzewski," will air a special edition episode on WTVD ABC-11 and Bally Sports South on the morning of Sunday, June 20.

In this special 30-minute program set in his office adjacent to Cameron Indoor Stadium, Coach K details the process that led to his decision to retire from coaching following the 2021-22 season, the school's move to select former Blue Devils star and current associate head coach Jon Scheyer as his successor, and his excitement about beginning summer workouts with his final Duke team. The episode features special guest appearances by Scheyer and rising junior Wendell Moore Jr.

A production of Learfield IMG College, this special edition of "Duke All-Access with Coach Mike Krzyzewski," first airs on Bally Sports South on Sunday at 10 a.m. Following a local broadcast on WTVD ABC-11 at 11:30 a.m., it will again be shown on Bally Sports four times from Monday, June 21 – Tuesday, June 29 (see full schedule below), airing on Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Ohio and Stadium College Networks.

A digital replay can also be viewed via the Duke Athletics YouTube channel.

Broadcast Schedule

ABC-11 WTVD:

Sunday June 20, 11:30 a.m.

BALLY SPORTS SOUTH:

Sunday June 20, 10 a.m.

Monday, June 21, 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 29, 4:30 p.m.

MID-ATLANTIC SPORTS NEWTORK (MASN):

TBD

DUKE ATHLETICS YOUTUBE: