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Duke's King embraces being role model as Black woman AD

 


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Nina King knows she faces a big responsibility in taking over as Duke's athletics director later this year. It's not just about managing a 27-sport program in a marquee league.

King will become only the third Black woman AD in a power conference. Two have come in a year, a sign of progress when it comes to diversity hiring in leadership roles in major college athletics.

King hopes it's a start.

"I do feel a great responsibility, and I embrace that," King said Friday during her introductory campus news conference. "I am excited and … I want to show little girls who lo...



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