Duke’s Coach K to make special visit to Atlanta on Tuesday night — guess which prized recruit he is here to see??

Will Coach K invade Georgia to steal Tony Parker? (AP)

Will Coach K invade Georgia to steal Tony Parker? (AP)

You gotta be good — well great — to get Coach K to make a special trip to Atlanta.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is scheduled to attend Miller Grove’s game at Douglass High at 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Miller Grove coach Sharman White.

And who is Coach K here to see? None other than Tony Parker, one of the nation’s top juniors with more than 40 scholarship offers.

Parker is a 6-foot-9, 270-pound power forward who averages 19.5 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

“Coach K isn’t coming for a casual visit — Duke loves Tony and they want to sign him very badly,” White said. “He’s a 6-9 guy who can make things happen in the paint. They like his ability to score, and they think he’s a great kid — a ‘Duke kind of kid.’”

Parker, who has built a close relationship with Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, says he has no favorites.

“It’s exciting that Duke will be here,” Parker said. “They obviously have a great program and I’m definitely considering them.”

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Really!

December 14th, 2010
4:51 am

Hewitt will not be around long, and Coach K is one of the most overrated coaches in college basketball. So,,,,He should stay in state and go to Georgia!

Really!

December 14th, 2010
4:53 am

Should I have said it????? Well here goes,,,, Fir___T! Sorry I cannot lower myself to say it.

dougmo2

December 14th, 2010
6:25 am

Really!, you are offically on crack. Four national championships, numereous players in the NBA, Olympic gold medals,and he is overrated? What planet are you from Really?

truth

December 14th, 2010
7:21 am

Really is from the planet Georgia, where reality gives way to pure “me” emotion.

Jesse Stone

December 14th, 2010
7:31 am

Coach K is overrated? He should go to UGA? Play for Coach K, or play for Mark Fox? Hmmm. One has won a few NTs and the other finished BELOW .500 in a WEAK conference last year. Even you should be able to figure that one out.

Larry

December 14th, 2010
7:48 am

“….Coach K is one of the most overrated coaches in college basketball.”

And some wonder how a community organizer can be elected President and then proceed to perfectly exemplify utter, unabashed buffoonery! It is because people like this get to vote!

Whew!

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

December 14th, 2010
7:56 am

I’ve attended his coaching clinics up in Durham. He has forgotten more BB than any of the chuckle-heads that criticize him will EVER know. Good for Big Tony. Make DeKalb proud and go play for the greatest BB Coach in History!

Paul Hewitt

December 14th, 2010
8:01 am

I recruited Glen Rice Jr. thinking he could play in the ACC. He couldn’t play at Georgia Southern, so I need you Tony. Please save my job because Glen Rice Jr. is about to get me fired.

Joe

December 14th, 2010
8:04 am

Coach Fox is going to have to go head-to-head with Coach K. on 2 juniors in the state.

Hewitt is a non-factor going forward. Gtu cannot afford to fire him, and unless he is handing out bags of Cam Newton Money, I cannot imagine anymore kids being stupid enough to go play for him.

Walker, Texas Ranger

December 14th, 2010
8:10 am

Well said Larry

DamntheButcher

December 14th, 2010
8:35 am

Since UGA dominates GA Tech in Mens BB now I am just curious when some of the top players are going to sign with UGA. GA Tech is pathetic in BB.

DamntheButcher

December 14th, 2010
8:36 am

Larry I bet you are one of the Idiots that beleive there are WMD in Iraq.

orangej

December 14th, 2010
8:55 am

How can the worst coach in the ACC continue to recruit so well? I would like to hear what he tells these kids.

G-dub

December 14th, 2010
9:20 am

I saw him play Columbia he is a great player they had a lot of GREAT PLAYERS on the court and it was a great game I was really impressed with the soph pg for Columbia he finished with 26 points and was feeling under the weather what a game. Hats off to Miller Grove and Columbia. Also the game before that featured Redan girls vs SWD and that was a great game. The ajc seems biased with their coverage (Milton, Wheeler, Walton) but after attending saturday’s games at MGHS I am convinced that dekalb county has the best teams boys and girls

YesWeCan!!!!!bs

December 14th, 2010
9:26 am

DamntheButcher, and I guess you actually believe that tripling the national debt is good for the economy. Moron…

Great Kid

December 14th, 2010
9:42 am

Tony Parker is an excellent student, good kid and great player! He comes from a wonderful family too. All the best!

gt4ever

December 14th, 2010
9:46 am

Really,

Your really NOT that STUPID…. Coach K, overrated….. Spoken like a true dawg fan!

collegeballfan

December 14th, 2010
9:53 am

Joe at 8:04 am

Who is Gtu? Do not recognize this school.

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

December 14th, 2010
10:16 am

Lots of K haters out there. Gotta hate when you can’t measure up.

And Yes, the best BB in GA is in DeKalb

not impressed

December 14th, 2010
10:19 am

who cares, just a couple of years ago, Duke was losing to Belmont in the NCAA tournament, they don’t walk on water and neither does this coach…sick of him

G-dub

December 14th, 2010
10:21 am

@ Really, I’m no big Duke fan and I love to see Coach K lose but damn he is probably one of the greatest coaches ever his teams are always disciplined and always good. How you say he is overrated i do not know but i do know he is a great coach and I am sure that Mark Fox has the upmost respect for Coach K

stick

December 14th, 2010
10:30 am

Anybody who criticizes Paul Hewitt is a racist.

None of the poor seasons that GT has had are Paul’s fault. It’s the players’ fault plain and simple. We have discussed it over dinner many times and Paul knows more about basketball than many folks give him credit for. He is certainly on Coach K’s level.

My love for Paul goes beyond just friendship. HE LITES MY FIRE and makes my head swim everytime I look into his dreamy brown eyes.

Thank God for that 7 year forever roll over contract which allows me to continue my man love of Paul.

Paul if you read this….. know that I will always love you!

Stick

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

December 14th, 2010
10:48 am

Awesome “stick,” just awesome

FirePaulHewitt

December 14th, 2010
11:10 am

Stick – who are you kidding? Blewitt is a joke – he lost to Kennesaw State for Pete’s sake!!

Screw the buyout, D-Rad needs to fire CPH sooner rather than later!

joe

December 14th, 2010
11:15 am

Tony needs to go about 3 hours north…UT hoops is where it’s at…see what they did at Pitt? They’ll role right over UGA. KY and FL on their way to the SEC title.

heartofdarkness

December 14th, 2010
11:31 am

The upside to playing for a coach like Krzyzewski, Bobby Knight, Dean Smith and John Wooden is that you are a better person coming out of the program than you were going in.

Richard Cranium

December 14th, 2010
11:47 am

IF HIS GOAL IS TO PLAY PRO BALL IN THE NBA…

HE SHOULD GO TO GT.

GT WILL ACTUALLY BE REALLY GOOD IN 2012.

David

December 14th, 2010
11:52 am

Glen Rice Jr. is actually a beast dummy. He will be an ALL-ACC player before he leaves Tech. Butcher UGA bball is a joke and always will be!

SuperB

December 14th, 2010
11:54 am

I disagree witht he writer who called Coach Krzyzewski “overrated.” If Coach K is overrated, then who deserves to be “rated?” As for GT’s Hewitt, he can recruit but his teams flop. GT has to be looking around.

Go Coach K

December 14th, 2010
12:00 pm

Really, how can you get any lower the pushing Georgia Basketball. And DumbtheButcher, according to the news they found nerve gas that was used on the Kurds in Iraq and that is WMDs. And according to WIKILEAKS they found over 300 barrels of yellow cake that Joe blow Wilson claims that Sadam wasn’t trying to buy. But again you wouldn’t hear this on ESPN.

Really!

December 14th, 2010
12:10 pm

He gets top 2 or 3 recruiting classes every year and he hs only won four National Championships. I would call that overrated. Most good coaches would be in the title game ever year with the players he gets.

Shut up

December 14th, 2010
12:19 pm

Really… you are really an idiot.. keep your stupid mouth shut and your grimmey little fingers off the keyboard.

Good News Really

December 14th, 2010
12:26 pm

@Really – Good news for you! Being a UGA fan you will never have to worry about saying Fir___T!

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

December 14th, 2010
12:34 pm

@Really Dumb,

Duke Recruiting Classes:

2007 – 6th
2008 – 23rd
2009 – 9th
2010 – 6th

Dang, I hate when the facts get in the way of my hate……. -Really

GTBob

December 14th, 2010
12:41 pm

So Coach K is overrated and recruits should go to UGA instead of Duke. I love the entertainment these blogs provide sometimes.

the real Old Gold

December 14th, 2010
12:42 pm

Hewitt is the most over-rated coach in the country! A kid would have to be a dope to go to Ga. Tech!

G-dub

December 14th, 2010
1:14 pm

Not to change the subjectwher but has anyone heard anything about Jalen Kendrick or Marcus Thorton I was looking at Memphis and did not hear his name during the broadcast and where is Thornton playing at

Paul in RDU

December 14th, 2010
1:14 pm

It makes sense for Coach K to be going after a stud PF in the class of 2012. Mason Plumlee won’t stay for his senior year and Duke will be thin in the front court. Of course, if Parker commits to Duke in the 2011 early signing period it will probably guarantee that he is a McDAA.

Paul in RDU

December 14th, 2010
1:18 pm

Other overrated college b’ball coaches according to Really!
John Wooden
Dean Smith
Bob Knight
Jim Calhoun
Roy Williams
Tom Izzo
Denny Crum

Tech Man

December 14th, 2010
1:27 pm

If he goes to Tech (ONE AND DONE) as usual.

Steve

December 14th, 2010
1:29 pm

Close with hewitt. Ouch. I guess if you want to diminish your basketball skills for 2 years and then jump to the nba, gt is a great place. Cause one thing hewitt has shown is that players regress when he coaches them.

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

December 14th, 2010
1:36 pm

Mfon from MG is proof of that, Steve

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

December 14th, 2010
1:38 pm

‘cept for the nba part

Skeezix

December 14th, 2010
1:38 pm

Coach K over rated? let’s see–4 NCAA titles, most NCAA tournament wins, on 10/29 will become the #2 all time in career wins (behind Knight),

Skeezix

December 14th, 2010
1:54 pm

Re: Coach K–Might as well have fun with this one: More Coach K facts for the complete idiots out there:1 Olympic Gold Medal as a head coach, 1 Olympic Gold Medal as an Assistant (the Dream Team), 1 World Championship, Coach of the year 12 times, Naismith Hall of Fame, John Wooden Legend of Coaching Award, 11 ACC regular season championships and one season ACC regular co-champion, 12 ACC Tournament Championships, 7 National Players of the Year, 6 Defensive Players of the year, #1 ranking in 15 different seasons, NABC Coach of the Decade, and in 2001 voted America’s best coach in any sport (Times/CNN.

G-dub

December 14th, 2010
1:57 pm

@Joe Tennessee should go very far this year, Bruce Pearl is a great coach. He has 4 players from ga this year and already has a commitment for next year.

Farnsworthy

December 14th, 2010
2:00 pm

The folks out there who think Coach K is overrated are probably the same ones who still can’t recognize the legendary place Bobby Cox, a certain first ballot Hall of Famer, holds in MLB coaching history.

FromtheBARstool

December 14th, 2010
2:03 pm

Really!!!
Coach K can take Smart White kids and win NCAA Championships. How the hell is that overrated?
After learning the GAME from Coach K the sky is the limit. The kids can go on to Play Pro or go into Coaching.
REALLY
We all know what type of players needs and gets. The Brightest in the classroom pick UGA over DUKE? HAHAHAHAH. Guys at Business Christmas Party. I graduated from DUKE. Wow you must be really smart. I went to UGA. Wow you probably didn’t graduate, but I bet you can Drink me under the table.

George Bush

December 14th, 2010
2:33 pm

leave politics out of these discussions guys trust me when i tell you there is plenty of blame to go around in this country on both sides ..Coach K is a good coach because in the games because he makes adjustments..hewitt is a great recruiter but a tad bit slow to make in game adjustments. He should also go for the best players to develop a team not the one and done specials…..

Brad

December 14th, 2010
3:14 pm

I say we put Larry, Walker Texas Ranger, and Yes we can…bs on a small boat and ship them out to sea. That way we won’t have to put up with their racists reality. You make idiotic remarks on a sports blog. What? Do you not have anyone else to listen to you at home?

And no, I am not African American… I’m a successful, professional Caucasian.

I say that to say, I’m not just defending your president because he does not look like us.

I say it’s GREAT that Tony Parker has one of the greatest coaches in the history of the game want to come see him play.

No response needed gentlemen…. Please!