Allen needs to lead without Coach K in summer
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Allen needs to lead without Coach K in summer

Quinn Cook's leadership of talented freshmen in Summer of 2014 led to 2015 title

Photo: Grayson Allen

One way Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski adapted to college basketball’s one-and-done culture was to bring incoming freshmen to his Durham campus over the summer to bond with returning players.

That was especially important in 2014, when Coach K guided USA Basketball to the FIBA World Championships gold medal in Spain. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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