Here is a list of guys who coaches have currently been fired or resigned and therefore they can transfer without missing a season.
Tyler Smith PF Iowa
Gyno Pmare PF San Diego
John Bryant C Santa Clara
I don't think that's a rule...and I think the consensus is that Duke will have trouble finding enough minutes (given the always limited rotation) for the players already here or coming.
I think it is the rule and we don't have a starting quality big right now so if we could talk the guy out of Iowa it would be awesome.
If we can't get PP or any transfers there are a few unsigned prospects.
Anthony McClain PF
Teeng Akol PF
I thought it was only a rule for incoming recruits. Typically, an incoming recruit may be excused from an LOI if his coach leaves, and you sometimes see recruits follow their coaches (I think this happened for a 'Pack recruit last year who went to ASU with Herb).
In contrast, players who are already at the school are subject to the normal transfer rules. For example, when all the mess happened at Baylor, and Dave Bliss was forced out, the NCAA had to make a special exception for John Lucas, Lawrence Roberts, and Kenny Taylor to be able to transfer without sitting out a year.
And have some optimism... in Thomas, Singler, Patterson (knocking firmly on wood), and Zoubek, we'll have 4 talented players for the 4/5 spots.
Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.
You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner
You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke
Schools can let a committed prospective student out of their committment. Many examples exist including the infamous Kris Humphries. If the school releases the student before they started then they don't have to sit out a year and can play somewhere else right away.