Duke basketball: 3 consistencies key to a final Coach K title

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Duke basketball title hopes next season rest on three areas of consistency.

Tony Robbins once said, “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” While the gentle giant was referring to life in general, Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski has been displaying consistency in the win column over his 41 years with the Blue Devils.

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Heading into his final season in Durham before handing over the reins to former national champ and current leader-in-waiting Jon Scheyer, the program’s beloved treasure is hoping one other consistency will aid in raising yet another banner from the rafters inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

What consistency, you ask? Overall rotation configuration, of course.

The previous five national championship versions of Dukies under Coach K have all had different personnel, of course, but they have also shared in common surprisingly similar groups of players on the floor contributing at any given time.

From what I can tell, the key to the Blue Devils reaching their ultimate goal once again consists of three primary consistencies among the main pieces, which I will now explore here one at a time…