NIL deals, NBA draft, Kyrie Irving, Duke basketball: ACC Now

MARCH 9, 2013 Duke 69, UNC 53 Duke's Josh Hairston, center, cheers from the bench during the Blue Devils victory at Chapel Hill.  Duke scored the game's first 14 points and the Tar Heels trailed 19 points and hadn't made a 3-pointer with 7 minutes and 42 seconds left.

MARCH 9, 2013 Duke 69, UNC 53 Duke’s Josh Hairston, center, cheers from the bench during the Blue Devils victory at Chapel Hill. Duke scored the game’s first 14 points and the Tar Heels trailed 19 points and hadn’t made a 3-pointer with 7 minutes and 42 seconds left.

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Josh Hairston, a former Duke basketball player now employed as an NBA agent by Mike Miller’s Lift Sports Management, joins Steve Wiseman of the N&O to talk about his journey from basketball player to agent representing former Duke forward Wendell Moore. Hairston explains how his former Blue Devils teammate and longtime friend Kyrie Irving helped him transition from his playing career overseas into a player support role. It also provides unique insight into the controversial Irving, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets.

Wiseman and Hairston also discuss Duke’s transition from Mike Krzyzewski to Jon Scheyer following Krzyzewski’s retirement. And they detail the impact of Name, Imagination, and Likeness (NIL) agreements on college basketball.

You can also listen to this episode of the ACC Now podcast, and others, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Audible, TuneIn, and Stitcher.

March 2013
MARCH 9, 2013 Duke 69, UNC 53 Duke’s Josh Hairston, center, cheers from the bench during the Blue Devils victory at Chapel Hill. Duke scored the game’s first 14 points and the Tar Heels trailed 19 points and hadn’t made a 3-pointer with 7 minutes and 42 seconds left. Robert Willette [email protected]

This story was originally published June 14, 2022 5:05 a.m.

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Steve Wiseman has covered Duke athletics since 2010 for the Durham Herald-Sun and Raleigh News & Observer. He placed second for both rhythm writing and breaking news in the 2019 Associated Press Sports Editors National Competition. Previously, Steve worked for The State (Columbia, SC), Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC), The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.), Charlotte Observer and Hickory (NC) Daily Record covering beats such as the Panthers of NFL Carolina and Orleans New Saints, University of South Carolina Athletics and SC General Assembly. It has won numerous awards from state-level press associations. Steve graduated from Illinois State University in 1989.

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