Reggie Love greets his Duke Blue Devils in their first White House visit since his 2001 championship season
Reggie Love was thrilled to be at the White House when the reigning NCAA men's basketball champs visited Thursday -- because he was there, too, the last time the Duke Blue Devils visited. It was nine years ago, when the man who would go on to be President Obama's personal assistant was a freshman on the 2001 championship team.
"It was just as hot!" he said of the weather. He and his teammates had a tour and a ceremony with George W. Bush. "There weren't as many crises going on as there were towards the end of the administration," he said, "so it was still a jovial time." The possibility that he'd return to the White House as a staffer "never once crossed my mind." As an '05 graduate, he didn't overlap with the team he greeted Thursday, though "I was a recruiting officer with Lance [Thomas, a graduating senior] -- I'm dating myself here!"
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May 28, 2010; 1:02 AM ET
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