I do wonder who their next coach is going to be once Coach K retires here. Brad Stevens would be perfect in that you go outside the "Duke Family" but still get a guy that's known for recruiting long-term prospects and building a team that's stylistically similar to how Duke was in their golden era.
Coach K's just lost that recruiting edge he used to have. Boozer and Battier types just aren't going there anymore, they're going to programs like Kansas and even some of the schools the next tier down (West Virginia, Marquette)
I'm not convinced that Illinois is all that attractive of a job anymore. They don't really own Chicago like they used to with teams like Marquette, Michigan State, and even some non-regional teams taking some top talent from there. And in the Big Tenwelve you have to deal with Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, and resurgent Michigan and Indiana teams. Hard to be any better then #6 or 7 in that conference right off the bat, not sure why Stevens would want to go to that kind of situation.
With Duke he prettymuch steps into a team that should be automatic as top 2 or 3 in the ACC, has more history and tradition, and typically has stronger recruiting ties although that's really gone downhill over the past few years. The last truly great Duke player that's been better then one and done is probably JJ Redick.
Duke screwed themselves by giving scolarships to Kelly and the Plumlees. To have 3 big men on scolarships in an offense that doesnt use them was a big mistake. I know you need a rebounding presence, but that could have easily been had with one or at max two. Plus I think the top recruits know that their offense is live or die by the three. The top power/small forwards really have no incentive to go there.