Mar 8, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski gives his players direction in their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils interested in hiring Jay Williams as Mike Krzyzewski’s Assistant Coach

The Duke Blue Devils lost more than just a game against Mercer a few weeks ago as that loss proved to be the final game that long time staffer and Assistant Coach Steve Wojciechowski left for the opening as head coach at Marquette. With a  void now on Coach K’s staff, the Blue Devils are digging back into their past for a potential candidate to replace Wojciechowski on the bench.

According to The Big Lead, Duke is in talks with former national champion and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams to return to the school as Wojciechowski’s replacement on the coaching staff.

Per The Big Lead:

Jay Williams, the former Duke point guard and current ESPN analyst, is in talks with the Blue Devils about an assistant coach opening, two sources tell The Big Lead

Williams was a national champion with Duke back in 2001 before leaving for the NBA that summer. His career with the Chicago Bulls was cut short by a motorcycle accident that nearly killed him and almost left him crippled. With his NBA career lasting hardly long at all, Williams turned to television and has now been with ESPN covering college basketball on ESPNU and other networks under the ESPN umbrella.

A move back to Duke seems to be a brilliant move for Williams as this could jump start a career in coaching that may even one day lead him back to the NBA.

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