Duke may be in danger of losing another assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski.
Nate James, a member of Duke’s coaching staff for 11 seasons, interviewed for the head coach opening at La Salle, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Duke assistant coach Nate James has interviewed for the La Salle opening, sources told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 7, 2018
James has won three national championships with Duke, one as a player in 2001 and two as an assistant in 2010 and 2015. In his seven seasons as an assistant coach, he has helped the Blue Devils achieve a 211-50 record with four ACC championships. He has also served as a special assistant and assistant strength and conditioning coach since returning to the program in 2007.
The Washington D.C. native is known best for his work with frontcourt players. He has coached Harry Giles, Jabari Parker, the Plumlee brothers (Marshall, Mason and Miles) and Jahlil Okafor. All six were first-round picks in the NBA draft.
James would be the second Duke assistant to leave for a head coaching vacancy this offseason. Jeff Capel was hired by Pitt on March 27.