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Duke Blue Devils Coach Mike Krzyzewski Wishes We Had Jabari Parker “Longer”

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The Duke Blue Devils are going to be just fine without Jabari Parker next season, but that does not mean they cannot still miss him.

“I wish we had him longer,” said Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski said to the Chicago Tribune. “Super student, kid and player.”

The head coach is also hopeful to coach another Chicago native in the future, and that would be oft-injured point guard Derrick Rose. Obviously that would not be at Duke, but at the 2016 Olympics.

“Hopefully he’ll be back at full strength and be on our team,” Krzyzewski said. “That would give him a big push before the start of next season.”

That would be quite a beautiful sight, although Chicago Bulls fans would like to see Rose play a couple NBA games before giving his body up completely to international play. Coach K was in Chi-town to accept the Order of Lincoln Award at the Art Institute of Chicago from Gov. Pat Quinn, and it must have been nice for the Blue Devils coaching legend to get to visit some of his old haunts.

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