Duke basketball program tabbed as one of the cleanest in the country

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The Duke basketball program was tabbed as one of the cleanest in the country by two very different people on the basketball spectrum.

Duke basketball’s rivals and haters aren’t going to like this, but two people on very different spectrums of the basketball world assured that Mike Krzyzewski runs one of the cleanest programs in college basketball.

On Thursday afternoon, the leading podcast on Barstool Sports, and one of the top podcasts in the world, Pardon My Take, dropped its latest episode with Christian Dawkins as a special guest.

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If you aren’t familiar, Dawkins is the centerpiece of an FBI Investigation regarding paying top high school prospects to play at a specific college, which led to a documentary on HBO called The Scheme.

The main coaches and schools involved with Dawkins in the documentary are Louisville’s Rick Pitino, Arizona’s Sean Miller, and LSU’s Will Wade.

During Dawkins’ appearance on the podcast, hosts Dan ‘Big Cat’ Katz and PFT Commenter specifically asked him, in a joking and satirical way, how much money Coach K was paying him to keep Duke out of the scandal.

However, the answer Dawkins provided was very real and genuine, saying he “wishes” he had something on the Blue Devils, and he also “wishes” Krzyzewski would do something for him.

Dawkins went on to say that “Coach K is just a great person” as the concept that the Hall of Famer secretly pays these top prospects to come to Durham comes crashing down in the minds of the Blue Devil haters.

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The same topic came up on Friday night in an Instagram live session with very good friends Jayson Tatum and Bradley Beal when the two were speaking about Jalen Green‘s decision to skip college and head right to the NBA G-League.

Tatum said that if the same offer was given to him to go to the G-League, he might have still gone to Duke, as Beal quickly responded, “So Duke gave you $600,000?” as Green will be making $500K in the G-League.

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The current Boston Celtics star wasn’t having any of that scandalous talk surrounding his college program saying, “Duke might be the only stand-up school in the country,” but Beal had another funny comeback saying, “Listen, man, I was born, but I wasn’t born yesterday.”

So there you have it, folks, from a man who already spewed the ugly details surrounding the underbelly of college basketball and might be going to federal prison with absolutely nothing to lose to a former Duke basketball player, Mike Krzyzewski runs a clean program in Durham.

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Sorry to all the haters that will now have to find a new gripe with Krzyzewski and the Blue Devil program, but I’m sure we will hear from you when you think of it.