In between the time of Stanford head coach Trent Johnson resigning and Johnny Dawkins being named to the helm, Plumlee sought his release from the Cardinal. Once Plumlee asked for his release, whoever was designated to take over for Johnson had little effect on the decision to transfer.
"Coach Dawkins was an absolute professional through the whole thing," Perky Plumlee, Miles' father, told Scout.com. For Miles Plumlee, it became a decision to be with family.
Earlier this year, Mason Plumlee (Class of 2009), committed to the Blue Devils. Miles was armed with intimate knowledge of the Blue Devils and while Mike Krzyzewski didn't recruit him the first time around, he took advantage of the relationship in round two.
"Miles already had a great deal of familiarity with the program," Plumlee said. "At the time we were visiting Duke, he wasn't visiting in the capacity as a recruit. He was there to support his brother but he was impressed with what he saw."
Duke's ties to the Plumlee Family are now deep but may not end. Marshall Plumlee, a budding 6-10 big man, is a member of the Class of 2011 and has the look of a high level prospect. No matter what lies ahead for Marshall, two boys will be in Durham.
"We're very happy and especially happy for the boys. They're brothers and this is a very special experience that they can share. They'll share it for the rest of their lives. The opportunity to play for a Hall of Fame coach is a once in a lifetime opportunity."