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Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:59 pm
Edited on: September 13, 2011 10:27 pm
By Gary Parrish

You know that report that estimated Duke basketball players are worth roughly $1 million each? Mike Krzyzewski must recognize there's something to the study. He spent Tuesday treating a prospect that way.
Word has it Duke rolled three deep, including Coach K, plus showed up in a limo to watch Jabari Parker's workout at Simeon tonight.
That's a Tweet from's Evan Daniels. What it claims is that Krzyzewski and two assistants took a limo to Simeon High in Chicago to see the Class of 2013's top prospect on Tuesday, and that'll leave an impression, won't it? Yes, Kansas' Bill Self, Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Ohio State's Thad Matta, Illinois' Bruce Weber and various other coaches were also in the gym; they're all still involved with Parker, too. But it's difficult to quantify what it must mean to have the most powerful man in college basketball -- a coach with four national titles and a gold medal to boot -- fly to your hometown and take a limo just to observe your workout.

So will Parker be the next Million Dollar Blue Devil?

It's way too early to speculate on that.

But a limo at Simeon High on Tuesday probably didn't hurt Duke's chances.

That much, I know.

(Note: After I filed this I got a text from a source informing me that Krzyzewski also took a limo on Tuesday to see Julius Randle, the consensus No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2013. Translation: Duke is ballin'.)
Category: NCAAB

Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:38 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

Wow - do you think he flew first class too???  Whine whine whine.  What kind of limo???  Limos are not much more expensive than a taxi, but for 3 former bball players a Chevy Alero might be a little tight.  Look it up.  A limo from Ohare to Midway $55.  A stretch $95.   Taxi $66.32.  Wah Wah Wah!  WOW big time splurge of $30. 

Since: Sep 14, 2011
Posted on: September 14, 2011 8:49 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

Privacy, security and not knowing his way around- all excellent points Harry.  You are a total Duke-bag.

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2011 8:18 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

Anybody ever consider that because of Coach K's notoriety, taking a limo (or simply a full sized car???) and having a driver was done for more than one reason?  How about his privacy, his personal security and/or being in a strange town and not knowing his way around?  Just more media hype on a slow news day!!!

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: September 14, 2011 8:06 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

i agree ben kids see cal puttin kids in the nba and thats the ultimate gal of all these kids from 3 star to 5 star.I know any of the top guys can go anywhere and prob make it pro but cal is puttin guys like josh harellson in the league he gets the best outta his players.i could careless if k pulled up in a limo or pinto hell any of the top coaches could do this if they wanted

Since: Aug 2, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2011 5:30 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

 If this was cal, people would still say he's a cheater. With or with out the limo. I wonder what his bag man, WWW would arrive in?

Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 4:53 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

Now if some other coach were to do this, let say, Coach Cal, I wonder what everyone would be saying?

Smith you know better than that.  Coach K wears the white hat and old dirty Coach Cal wears the black hat.  Didn't you learn that in those old western movies.  Or maybe you are too young for that.Wink

Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 4:51 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

while Coach K's teams are expected to produce championships, and a lot of the time they do.

Yeah just like an assembly line.  Start off with a limo, add a little money here and there, and then have the great one use his authority to dictate to the refs what fouls to call.  Yeah coach K is good at that.  Just an old simple great man.  YEAH!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2011 4:45 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

Not sure why this is news - or even what the significance is.  How did those other coaches get there?  If this was a news story, we would be provided that as a necessary component to the story.  These guys travel a lot - I travel a lot and I try to be comfortable.  These guys have the money and budget to be very comfortable and my guess is that the limo picked them up and took them back to an airport where they boarded a plane and made another visit (or returned home).  Why should the screw around with packing luggage around to a rental car facility and having to drive to locations they aren't familiar with.  My guess is that the limo was cheaper than that would have been for him and his two assistants.  By the way - try getting two assistants and him in a standard rental when the assistants were probably former players with long legs.  Sometimes CBS sports is just hosed and they report things like this in a way that is as irresponsible as Fox news.

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 3:52 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

has practice even started yet? or was this a personal workout? why is this stuff even allowed by the ncaa? visits should be limited to in-season...whenever hs hoops season starts in IL.

Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 2:31 pm

Coach K took a limo to see Jabari Parker

Really, questioning whether Coach Cal is dirty. Did you just crawl out from under a rock?  UMASS??? And I am sure he had nothing to do with Derrick Rose suddenly becoming eligible by improving his test score. Cal is as dirty as they come...but if you aint cheatin, you aint competin in this day and age. 

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