5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players
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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

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Johnny Dawkins

Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. is a two-time All-American and national player of the year at Duke University. Dawkins played nine seasons in the NBA, beginning in 1986 on the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Detroit Pistons.

As a Blue Devil, he became the team’s all-time leading scorer with 2,556 points, until J.J. Redick surpassed the record in 2006. Following his career in the NBA, Dawkins returned to Duke in 1996 to work as an administrative intern in the athletic department. He became the on-air analyst for the Blue Devils’ home basketball games. In addition, he worked alongside head coach Mike Krzyzewski in 1998, and was promoted to associate head coach in 1999. In April 2008, he became the new head coach at Stanford University, highlighting his newest boss move.


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