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“There were a number of issues, and a lot of conversation about a lot of people, from a lot of people who didn’t agree with my decision,” former Duke AD Tom Butters said. “I agreed with it then. I agree with it now.

“And it’s so easy for me 30 years later to say, ‘Hey, I was right.’ I have no interest in doing that. I made every single decision in my tenure at Duke to do what I thought was right for Duke. And if it works out, it isn’t a matter of vindication. It’s simply a matter of selecting good people.”


AP Basketball Writer Aaron Beard contributed to this report.