March 15, 2024

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Duke Basketball Treasure Becomes Head Coach Again

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Duke Basketball Treasure Becomes Head Coach Again

Steve Wojciechowski, a basketball player for Duke, is moving on to the G League.

After serving as Mike Krzyzewski’s assistant for 15 years at Duke, Steve Wojciechowski left the coaching staff in 2014 to become the head coach at Marquette. During his seven seasons as the team’s head coach, he compiled a 128-95 record. Although he only twice made it to the NCAA Tournament, he was fired after the 2020–21 season.

He stopped coaching after that, with the exception of a summer spent working as the assistant coach for USA Basketball’s 2022 AmeriCup team.

Wojciechowski, 46, is now expected to take over as the next head coach of the Salt Lake City Stars, the Utah Jazz’s G League affiliate, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday.

Given the Jazz’s young roster and three first-round picks in this year’s draft, the former Blue Devil treasure should play a significant role in the franchise’s ability to produce talent.

Steve Wojciechowski, a McDonald’s All-American guard who starred for Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore before joining the Duke basketball team in the 1990s, never averaged more than seven points per game during his four seasons with the Blue Devils.

However, Wojo finished in the top five in the ACC for assists as a junior and senior, earning him two straight years of all-conference recognition. Additionally, his season average of 2.5 steals per game as a junior is still the third-highest season average in program history for a Blue Devil. He later won the NABC Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior.

He is best known for being one of the backcourt players for the Blue Devils who ever played, as evidenced by his frequent floor slaps on defense.

Reference: www.si.com

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