There's not a whole lot of Duke basketball news in June, typically, so the boards tend to slow down and take a look back. Luckily, we have several regular contributors here that have followed Duke for decades and often use their perspective and their writing talents to enlighten the rest of us. A thread on Duke's Best Backcourts generated several really excellent posts, which I've grouped into a couple of posts here and rearranged according to topic. However, the whole thread is excellent, and if you'd like to read it from the top, here's the start of it.
Olympic Fan starts off comparing the Hurley/Hill backcourt to the Amaker/Dawkins one, and then lists his top eight Duke backcourts and adds some of his reasons for the ranking in this post:
A little earlier in the thread, the topic of longevity was introduced - that is, how much should we take into account how long a pairing played together. Nolan Smith and Kyrie Irving had great talent and potential, but we only got to see them together for 8 games. We had 3 years of Johnny and Tommy. Here are Olympic Fan's thoughts on the matter: