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Jeff Capel returning to Duke

Coack K announced on Sunday that former Duke player Jeff Capel would be returning to Duke University. Capel will take over one of the assistant coach positions as Nate James moves into a special assistant role. Capel was most recently let go at Oklahoma where he compiled a 96-69 record with the Sooners. He helped recruit Blake Griffin and that’s when most of his wins came from while in Norman.

Capel was once the youngest D1 head coach in the nation when he made his first stop with VCU in 2002.

When Capel had a Duke uniform on as a player, he scored 1,601 points, 433 assists and 220 three-point field goals in his career. Most fans remember his half court shot against North Carolina that forced over time in 1995.

Thoughts from Coach K:

“We are excited to have Jeff joining our staff,” said Krzyzewski. “He is an outstanding coach and will be a great fit in our program. Jeff has been a highly successful head coach at the Division I level and he will continue that here at Duke. Adding a coach of his caliber will make everyone in our program better.”

Welcome back Coach Capel!

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