DURHAM — Beneath is a set of ideas from buddies and colleagues throughout the sports activities panorama on the information that Nina King can be Duke’s subsequent Vice President and Director of Athletics. The announcement was made by the varsity Wednesday, Could 19 and King formally assuming her submit on Sept. 1, 2021, following the retirement of Kevin White.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“I couldn’t be extra proud to be a Blue Satan at present. Nina can be an excellent chief for this system and I sit up for supporting her, and Duke Athletics, each step of the way in which.”
–United States Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland (Duke ’97)
“Congratulations to Nina King for her well-deserved promotion to Vice President and Director of Athletics at Duke; she is an excellent selection. Nina is devoted to the student-athlete expertise, understands the wants of coaches, and values school athletics’ essential position in greater training. She is also a passionate competitor who appreciates the historical past of the ACC and the passion of the Carolina-Duke rivalry. She brings a wealth of data, perspective, and management to our group of ACC ADs. Welcome, Nina!”
–College of North Carolina Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham
“Nina King is a terrific selection, and congratulations to Duke on an excellent rent. Nina is an individual of super integrity with high quality experiences and perception that can serve Duke, its student-athletes, coaches, alumni and followers extraordinarily effectively. We sit up for having her be part of the distinctive group of ACC Athletics Administrators, and can proceed to learn from her servant management.”
–ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips
“Nina King is an distinctive nationwide chief whose background and huge expertise are completely suited to serving as the following Director of Athletics at Duke College. She is concentrated on the general student-athlete expertise and is dedicated to cultivating an inclusive, extremely aggressive and profitable athletic program throughout the context of upper training.”
–NCAA Vice President for Ladies’s Basketball Lynn Holzman
“Presently of dynamic change in intercollegiate athletics, Duke College has made an enlightened and provoking rent in Nina King as the following Vice President and Director of Athletics. Nina is a real, gifted and empathetic chief, who has excelled in administration on-campus and on the nationwide degree. The NCAA has been lucky to have Nina’s management of the ladies’s basketball championship, and he or she is a trusted colleague on any concern in our enterprise. Nina is the best selection as a visionary chief who can be forward-thinking in an evolving student-athlete expertise grounded in aggressive excellence athletically and academically. Slam dunk rent for Duke. Heartfelt congratulations to Nina, Rick and the King household!”
–NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt
“I am so very blissful for Nina. Nina is a gifted administrator and an extremely efficient chief. She is presented intellectually and a task mannequin for excellence. There isn’t a doubt she cares about college students and the position of collegiate athletics in greater training. I am proud to be a colleague. Collegiate athletics simply received higher.”
–College of Virginia Director of Athletics Carla Williams
“Nina is a champion of the student-athlete expertise and a confirmed chief in school sports activities. She has made important contributions to Duke, and I’m assured the athletics division will proceed to learn in new methods from her information, forward-thinking and dedication to the success of faculty athletes.”
–NCAA Government Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Stan Wilcox
“I’ve had the privilege of watching Nina’s spectacular trajectory since she was a scholar at Notre Dame. She is a vivid and gifted administrator who has labored underneath the perfect within the enterprise. She has a novel approach of connecting with numerous teams of constituents and, most significantly, I do know she is going to serve her student-athletes effectively. What an amazing selection for Duke. I do know she can be a star on any stage, particularly one that’s fairly vivid in Durham.”
–Stanford College Director of Athletics Bernard Muir
SOCIAL MEDIA REACTION
— Duke Fuqua (@DukeFuqua) May 20, 2021
.@ninaking22 is now the primary girl to function AD for @DukeATHLETICS and the third black girl to ever maintain the place at a Energy 5 faculty! Congrats Nina!! #forwardprogress https://t.co/LNFykPDCrw
— Ashley Smith (@iameashleysmith) May 20, 2021
— UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) May 20, 2021
— Willie Inexperienced III (@wgreen3) May 19, 2021
— Paul Jenkins (@jenkins_paul) May 19, 2021
— Justin Wilson (@the_jewilson) May 20, 2021
‘King could be the primary girl and first particular person of shade to go Duke’s athletic division.’
— Ladies’s Sports activities Basis (@WomensSportsFdn) May 19, 2021
— Danny White (@AD_DannyWhite) May 19, 2021
Congratulations, Nina! Congratulations and Bravo, Duke. An incredible instance of how you can do it proper… #womenareleaders
— Jaci Area (@jacifield) May 19, 2021
.@DukeATHLETICS will title Nina King as their new AD, changing the outgoing Kevin White. King, an #SBJFortyUnder40 honoree in ’18, turns into the “first girl and first particular person of shade to go Duke’s athletic division.”https://t.co/CZjnTFMlAQ pic.twitter.com/NAiSodPcVc
— Sports activities Enterprise Journal (@sbjsbd) May 19, 2021
??”Over the moon” excited for an outdated buddy & former coworker, @ninaking22!
??She’s an excellent chief – a real famous person on this trade! Nina is completely positioned to information @DukeATHLETICS by this subsequent part of intercollegiate athletics!
??Congratulations Nina! https://t.co/QKbLYlNjhY
— Allen Greene (@AGreeneIV) May 19, 2021
Your best option! Thrilled that @ninaking22 is the chief of our division.
She embodies every little thing that’s good about Duke and school athletics at massive.
— Chris Edwards (@Chris__Edwards) May 19, 2021
— Martin Jarmond (@MartinJarmond) May 19, 2021
An incredible day for Duke. I sit up for working with Nina and her workers as she builds upon the super legacy of professionalism and excellence that outlined Dr. White’s time at Duke. On a private degree, I’m simply completely thrilled for Nina, Rick, and the boys. #bluecollar https://t.co/6HxEtjtAHz
Extra of this ??
— Barbie (@Barbie) May 19, 2021
Nobody higher ??????
— Duke Soccer (@DukeFOOTBALL) May 19, 2021
— Duke Ladies’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) May 19, 2021
— Duke Rowing (@DukeROW) May 19, 2021
— Duke Males’s Golf (@DukeMGOLF) May 20, 2021
#tulanelaw alumna @ninaking22 (L’05) can be @DukeU‘s subsequent athletic director, the first girl & particular person of shade to be AD. King is the third girl AD within the ACC & among the many Energy 5, is barely the third Black girl AD! We ?? our #trailblazers! @SportsLawGuy https://t.co/J8iFRkK7lM
— @TulaneLaw (@TulaneLaw) May 20, 2021
Just some of the various ladies making strikes THIS WEEK ?? pic.twitter.com/ZAxZamMxtk
— espnW (@espnW) May 19, 2021
Duke has introduced Nina King as its subsequent Vice President and Director of Athletics.
— The ACC (@theACC) May 19, 2021
Congratulations to Nina King on her choice as Duke College’s subsequent Athletic Director. A once-in-a-generation chief within the sports activities administration discipline, Nina has the competence and character to develop Duke’s younger student-athletes on and off the sector. She is going to #MakeItMatter
— GEN(R) Martin E. Dempsey (@Martin_Dempsey) May 19, 2021
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 20, 2021
What a tremendous rent! @ninaking22 is the right particular person to steer Duke Athletics. She possess the fitting mind and demeanor and can do an awesome job. Congratulations Nina and @duke. https://t.co/DTMyW66Dtw
— Billy King (@bkdefend) May 19, 2021
— Christoph Guttentag (@DukeAdmissDean) May 19, 2021
— Billie Jean King Management Initiative (@BJKLInitiative) May 20, 2021
Nina is the Blue Devils’s first-ever feminine AD, and is now 1/6 feminine athletic administrators within the Energy 5 Conferences.https://t.co/sL2Hk27dB0
— Simply Ladies’s Sports activities (@justwsports) May 20, 2021
— Don Taylor (@donaldhtaylorjr) May 19, 2021
Headlining tonight’s Night Commonplace, @DukeATHLETICS names Senior Deputy AD for Authorized Affairs / Chief of Employees Nina King (@ninaking22) as its subsequent athletic director, efficient Sept 1. https://t.co/iwbiZNZmVE pic.twitter.com/vgRz6fGslT
— D1.ticker (@D1ticker) May 19, 2021
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) May 19, 2021
Duke College has employed the primary girl — and first particular person of shade — to function the varsity’s director of athletics https://t.co/Y2ZQbiYCmI
— CNN (@CNN) May 19, 2021
— Duke Mother and father and Households (@DukeParents) May 19, 2021
“An essential step for the continuity of the excellent tradition that exists inside Duke Athletics…”
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— Duke Males’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) May 19, 2021
The ACC is main the way in which with three of the Energy 5’s six feminine athletic administrators ?? pic.twitter.com/HDqUPA2h0S
— ACC Community (@accnetwork) May 19, 2021
— Duke Black Alumni (@DukeBlackAlumni) May 19, 2021
— ND Monogram Membership (@NDMonogram) May 19, 2021
Finest particular person for the job ??
— Duke Baseball (@DukeBASE) May 19, 2021
The varsity’s longtime senior deputy for athletics is the primary girl and the primary particular person of shade to change into Duke’s AD. pic.twitter.com/OHIOvBh0lh
— Entrance Workplace Sports activities (@FOS) May 19, 2021
— CollegeAD (@collegead) May 19, 2021
— Duke College (@DukeU) May 19, 2021
— Aaron Hernandez (@QuanHernandez) May 19, 2021
— Duke Softball (@DukeSOFTBALL) May 20, 2021
When a Energy 5 faculty promotes a lady of shade to be the Athletic Director ??????
— Sarah Temple Deffebach (@SarahTDeffebach) May 19, 2021
Congratulations Nina!! Glorious! https://t.co/xZHHzSDeJg
— Carla G. Williams (@ADWilliamsUVA) May 19, 2021
King is the Senior Deputy AD for Administration/Authorized Affairs and chief of workers at Duke. Has labored within the athletic division there since 2008. Thoroughly-respected nationally.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) May 19, 2021
— Gene Smith (@OSU_AD) May 19, 2021
Nice rent. A daily visitor on our @NCAA Social Sequence, @ninaking22 is aware of how you can navigate a serious athletics division in a brand new period. @DukeATHLETICS is in good palms. https://t.co/XlVJ9ktjGX
— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) May 19, 2021
CONGRATULATIONS!!! It is definitely well-deserved! Nina is an excellent chief and I am privileged to additionally name her my buddy ????
— Candice Storey Lee (@VandyAD) May 19, 2021
— Mike Cragg (@MikeCraggSJU) May 19, 2021