Even after over 25 years, Christian Laettner's Duke teams remain some of the most famous — and hated — teams in college basketball history.
Few images are more associated with March Madness than that of Christian Laettner, arms raised triumphantly in the air, ecstatic after hitting a game-winning buzzer beater against Kentucky. It's the sort of dramatic moment that the NCAA tournament was made for.
It doesn't hurt that those Laettner-led duke teams, love them or hate them, are among the most dominant teams in college basketball history. Those 1992 Duke Blue Devils were back-to-back national champions, were playing in the program's fifth straight Final Four, and capped off their season by thrashing Michigan in the title game.
Below, we take a look at some of the key contributors to that storied team, as well as where they went after that iconic game.
Christian Laettner was the Blue Devils leading scoring in 1992 as a senior and was the unanimous national player of the year.
Laettner was infamously chosen for the 1992 Olympics Dream Team over Shaquille O'Neal. He entered the NBA in 1992, and played for over 10 seasons in the league and made the 1997 NBA All-Star game. Over 25 years later, he remains one of college basketball fans' favorite players to hate — ESPN even made a documentary called "I Hate Christian Laettner" in 2015. Nowadays, Laettner runs the Christian Laettner Basketball Academy and hosts camps for kids.
Bobby Hurley was the Blue Devils starting point guard and an All-American.
Hurley is now the head coach of the Arizona State men's basketball team, whom he just led to the NCAA tournament. He also holds the NCAA's record for career assists.
Grant Hill was one of the top scorers on the Blue Devils as a sophomore. He also threw the inbounds pass that led to Laettner's iconic shot against Kentucky.
Hill graduated from Duke in 1994 and went on to become an NBA superstar for several years until injuries derailed his career. He currently works as a TV analyst, is a partial owner of the Atlanta Hawks, and maintains a substantial art collection.
Source: Atlanta Hawks
Thomas Hill was the second-leading scorer and a third-team All-ACC player for the '92 Blue Devils.
Since the end of Hill's playing days, he has gravitated towards education and mentoring young athletes, inspired by his own coaches.
Brian Davis was a senior who played over a thousand minutes for the '92 Blue Devils, as well as a close friend of Laettner.
Davis remains close with Laettner, and the pair have gone into a number of business ventures together, albeit with mixed success.
Antonio Lang was a sophomore on the '92 Blue Devils.
Lang played in the NBA for a period before spending time in Japan as a professional player and coach. He is currently an assistant coach for fellow Duke alumnus Quinn Snyder and the Utah Jazz.
Source: Japan Times
Cherokee Parks was a highly touted high school basketball player who joined this loaded Blue Devils squad as a freshman.
Source: Sports Illustrated
Parks graduated from Duke in 1995 and was drafted into the NBA in the first round, but was a journeyman for most of his career. He recently joined the NBA's Basketball Operations Associate Program. He also founded the Apex Basketball Academy, an international camp for kids.
Coach K had already been the coach of the Blue Devils for over a decade, and led the program to its first national title the year prior.
Coach K is still the head coach at Duke and has won an additional three national titles and kept Duke a perennial national title contender. He also served as head coach of the USA basketball team, which he led to three straight Olympics gold medals from 2008 to 2016.
Tommy Amaker was an assistant coach for Duke, having previously been a player for the Blue Devils during the 80s.
Amaker is currently the head coach of the Harvard men's basketball team, after previous stints as the head coach at Seton Hall and Michigan.
Source: Harvard Athletics
Mike Brey was an assistant coach for the '92 Blue Devils, having joined Coach K's staff in 1987.
Brey has been the head coach of the Notre Dame men's basketball team since 2000, and is currently second on the program's all-time wins list.
Source: Notre Dame Athletics
Another former Duke player, Bilas was an assistant coach for the Blue Devils, as well as a student at Duke Law School.
Jay Bilas currently serves as college basketball analyst for ESPN and is also an attorney with a law firm in Charlotte.
Source: Charlotte Magazine