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Jeff Capel returns to Duke as assistant

Updated: May 8, 2011, 1:32 PM ET
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Duke has hired former player and ex-Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel as an assistant and named Nate James a special assistant, the school announced Sunday.

Capel, who was fired at Oklahoma after five seasons, was a four-year starter at Duke for coach Mike Krzyzewski. He has a 175-110 record as a head coach at Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma, where he led the Sooners to the Elite Eight in 2008.

Krzyzewski said he was excited to have Capel joining his staff.

"He is an outstanding ...

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