College basketball teams' first practices are typically fan-friendly, "midnight madness" extravaganzas on campus to get the faithful (and alumni heavy hitters) juiced up for the season. Coach K and Duke did something different this year, travelling to Fort Bragg to practice before members of the American Army. (Coach K himself is a graduate of West Point.) What a great idea!
“They do so many great things that we can’t compare to,” power forward Ryan Kelly said. “It really makes you understand that basketball is a game. We do it pretty much for a living, but these guys are doing something much more important than we are. I love what I do, but I appreciate what they do more.”