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Duke Hoops Legend Johnny Dawkins Is Selling $1.56M Durham Mansion

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    Johnny Dawkins (2016 Getty Images)

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After eight seasons, Johnny Dawkins is out as head coach of the Stanford Cardinal. The former NBA player and collegiate All-American at Duke was recently let go from his position in Palo Alto, CA, after a mediocre 15-15 season.

Now a coaching free agent, Dawkins has listed his Durham, NC, home for sale. We're not sure if the two events are related, but the home was listed before news broke that he wouldn't be returning to Stanford next season.

Listed for just under $1.6 million, the five-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home is a traditional two-story residence. Given Dawkins' status as a basketball legend in Durham in the mid-'80s, the home comes with a privileged pedigree.

There's plenty of room to spread out indoors. The kitchen and adjoining breakfast nook are spacious with rows of custom cabinets, hidden appliances, and an eat-in bar.

There's also a media room with stadium seating, some of the most comfy-looking recliners we've ever seen, and an impressive big screen.

Of course, that isn't the only place to unwind. There is also a megasize entertainment room with a bar, den, and room for a pool table.

Dawkins had an up-and-down tenure with the Cardinal during his eight seasons on The Farm. On the somewhat bright side, he led the team to two NIT championships after it failed to score an invitation to the Big Dance in 2012 and 2015. He also led the team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament in 2014, but a single NCAA tourney appearance in his eight years wasn't enough to save his job.