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According to, Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski is in "serious discussions" with the Lakers about their head coaching vacancy. Jim Gray added on SportsCenter that Mitch Kupchak (a North Carolina alum) was in the Tar Heel State today visiting Krzyzewski and has offered him the job.

The move is something of a shock. It had been reported for weeks that Rudy Tomjanovich was the front-runner for the job. Today, the LA Times added Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo to the list of candidates, which is also thought to include Kurt Rambis, Jim Cleamons, and George Karl.

Additionally, no one ever thought Coach K would leave Duke. He's turned down numerous head coaching jobs before from teams like the Celtics and Trail Blazers, but this proves that the Lakers with or without Shaq and Kobe are the NBA's flagship franchise.