However, as those assistants have grown and gained experience under Coach K, they are now beginning to step out and take opportunities to become head coaches of their own programs. Johnny Dawkins left Duke in 2008 after spending 10 years as an assistant to become the head coach at Stanford. And Chris Collins recently left the Blue Devils after spending 13 years as an assistant to take over the Northwestern program.
But similar to recruiting new players, Coach K has the ability to simply reload when openings on his staff become available.
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