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Coach K On LeBron James And Kyrie Irving: 'That Will Be A Great, Great Duo'

Of all the coaches in the college basketball and NBA world, none may be better suited to discuss LeBron James' move to Cleveland than Mike Krzyzewski. Duke's legendary leader has coached James on Team USA during two Olympic sessions, and James' new running mate with the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, played for Krzyzewski for one season at Duke. 

Krzyzewski expects great things from James and Irving in Cleveland. 

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Krzyzewski told ESPN's Andy Katz:

"LeBron has a huge heart,'' Krzyzewski said. "This decision is a great decision for him because he's following his heart and he loves his home."

On James playing with Irving: 

"That will be a great, great duo ... LeBron is a brilliant player and Kyrie is really smart, two players with great knowledge of the game and understanding of the game."