Duke adds Jeff Capel to coaching staff

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 3:12 PM

 

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Former Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel has taken a job on the Duke staff.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Sunday that the former Blue Devils guard will be one of his assistant coaches. Capel spent the past nine seasons as a head coach at Virginia Commonwealth and then Oklahoma. The Sooners fired him in March following their second consecutive losing season.

Krzyzewski calls Capel "a great fit in our program." He scored 1,601 points as a four-year starter in the 1990s.

To make room, Krzyzewski shifted Nate James to special assistant. James' role will not include on-court coaching.

Capel becomes the fourth Duke team captain on Krzyzewski's staff, along with James and associate head coaches Chris Collins and Steve Wojciechowski.

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