If Frank Livingston has his way, his grandson will be in Durham in a couple months.
``My opinion hasn't changed," said the 74-year-old. "It's Duke and it's always been Duke. This is about more than money to me. I waited until I was 70 to get a good pension and I figured I could be happy. I want Shaun to be happy, too, and nobody's really talking about his happiness. They equate money and happiness and it doesn't work that way."
``I think he'll go to Duke," he added. "I really do. I've never, for a second, believed he won't go to college. I am confident he'll do that and I have enough confidence in myself that I'll convince him to do that if I have to."
Frank Livingston doesn't believe Shaun is ready physically for the NBA, but that's not the primary reason why he feels his grandson should go to college for a year or two.
``Kobe and some of these other guys give me great concern," he said. "If the money was so good, they wouldn't be having all these problems. I think Duke's the best place for him and I think he'll be happier if he goes to Duke."
The elder Livingston is looking forward to Wednesday's scheduled meeting between Mike Krzyzewski and Livingston.
``I don't know if he's made up his mind already or what," Frank Livingston said. "I imagine that when Coach K leaves here, I'll know exactly what he's going to do. I'll give him my advice."
``I'm going to tell him about all the friends he has now," he added. "He only has them because of the possibility of making all this money. I feel good about myself because I'm not waiting for him to sign a contract and making anything off him. I could die tomorrow. There's no rush for him to go to the league."