Kara Lawson excited for chance to coach at Duke

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Kara Lawson has always wanted to coach at Duke - a fact the first-time college coach hadn't shared with many people.

Once the job opened up earlier this month, the Boston Celtics assistant jumped at the opportunity.

"I knew that if it ever came open I'd try and put my best foot forward and try to secure the position. That's how highly I thought of the institution and the job," Lawson said on an introductory Zoom call Monday. "I had no idea it would happen a year after I went to Boston. It wasn't in the plans so to speak."

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