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Birthdate: Feb 5, 1948
Hometown: Livingston, NJ
College: Boston College, 1970
Degree: Finance, Cum Laude
Hobbies: Piano, Real Estate
Dukiet (“The Piano Man”) coached Marquette from 1986-89, and had a dismal 39-46 (45.9%) record, before being replaced by Kevin O'Neill. His best season came in 1986-87, when the Warriors managed a 16-13 record.
Prior to coming to Marquette, Dukiet coached at St. Peter's from 1979-1986 and had a record of 135-64 (67.8%). He was an assistant coach at Montclair State College, Dartmouth and Princeton before going to St. Peter's.
Dukiet, who starred for Bob Cousy at Boston College, graduated cum laude from Boston College in 1970, with a degree in finance. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Whitey” was an All-American, all-state, and all-county at Livingston High (NJ).
Dukiet came to Marquette highly recommended. A few of those who contacted Hank Raymonds (MU's AD at the time) were Hubie Brown of the New York Knicks, Billy Packer of CBS, and Jud Heathcote of Michigan State.
In Three Seasons Bob Dukiet Recruited
- One 1,000+ point scorer
- One 500+ rebounder
- One All-American
Billy Packer on Bob Dukiet- “I think the people (in Milwaukee) are going to fall in love with him. He's one of the quality young coaches in America. I was happy to recommend him for the job.”
Dick Vitale on Bob Dukiet- “Marquette has made a tremendous choice. Bob Dukiet is one of my favorite people. he is an excellent communicator and the alumni, players and fans will love his personality.”