Mike Krzyzewski can be heard telling Dillon Brooks exactly what he said he didn’t say after Duke’s loss to Oregon
The Duke Blue Devils, led by legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski, fell to the Oregon Ducks on Thursday night in the Sweet 16 in March Madness. The Ducks were just too much to handle for Duke as Dillon Brooks and Jordan Bell put it to the ACC giants. However, there was a bit of controversy at the end of the game when Brooks hit a three when the game was essentially over that drew the ire of Coach K.
After the final buzzer when the two teams were shaking hands, Krzyzewski stopped and had a word with Brooks to apparently speak his mind about the last-second shot and then hugging Grayson Allen after time ran out.
However, the question was what exactly Coach K had to say to Brooks. As it turns out, the video shows Krzyzewski telling Brooks that he’s “too good of a player to do that:”
That’s exactly what Brooks said the Duke head coach told him when he was asked about it after the game, but the real story is that Krzyzewski denied saying that when he was asked about the incident.
Making the story even juicier is the fact that Oregon head coach Dana Altman said on Friday that he told Brooks to take the late three and that the sophomore was simply abiding by his coach’s orders.
Is Altman too good of a coach to do that? We’ll have to ask Krzyzewski his thoughts on that.
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H/T to The Big Lead