Mike Krzyzewski puts best Duke basketball recruiting tool on display again

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

The best recruiting tactic that Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski has was on display on Monday evening on Twitter after a former Blue Devil showcased the acts of the Hall of Famer.

There aren’t many coaches who can compete with Mike Krzyzewski, and now we know why thanks to an innocent Twitter post on Monday evening.

Keeping in touch with your past, present, and future is so key for a college coach to do, and there are none better than Coach K.

Former Blue Devil Alaa Abdelnaby gave fans an inside look at what it means to be a member of ‘The Brotherhood’.

The New Jersey native and four-year member of the Duke basketball community shared a handwritten letter the Hall of Famer wrote during the coronavirus pandemic.

Krzyzewski also writes a handwritten birthday card to all of his players and sends it in the mail to show that he’s truly thinking about them instead of sending a text or giving them a phone call.

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Abdelnaby also shared some light into that aspect of Krzyzewski’s loving attitude for his players on Monday.


Alaa Abdelnaby played at Duke from 1986 to 1990 and was previously a High School All-American at Bloomfield High School in New Jersey.

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The future No. 25 overall pick of the Portland Trail Blazers at the 1990 NBA Draft averaged 8.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in college, but his best season in Durham came in his senior season, in which he posted 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game en route to being named as an All-ACC selection.

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Abdelnaby played on five NBA teams in his professional career and now is a basketball analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia, CBS Sports Network, and Westwood One Radio.

Don’t get it twisted or let anyone tell you otherwise, the Duke Brotherhood is real, and it all starts with the leader of the program, the Hall of Fame legend, Mike Krzyzewski.