When you’re a big celebrity, especially in the world of college sports, and you don’t have any social media accounts, it’s usually pretty odd. Alabama coach Nick Saban has been adamant about not having a Twitter account and still to this day does not. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was also one of the few coaches to not have a Twitter account, until today.
Okay, he still doesn’t have a public account, but he is in the “Twitterverse.”
Krzyzewski sat down with ESPN’s Dana O’Neil to do a question and answer session. The topic of social media came up and Coach K admitted that he is on Twitter, but is not and ,does not plan to be, public.
Q: So are you on social media?
Krzyzewski: I follow guys. I don’t want to be on Twitter because I don’t care. I don’t want their opinions. I don’t need to show that I have X amount of followers. But I follow a lot of people on Twitter, under an alias. I tell my guys I’m following you. Then if I see something, you text them, you gotta watch. But there are a lot of cool things that they do. I do like that they do it.
Even when keeping an eye on his players, I’m sure Coach K has a good strategy, much like when on the court. I wouldn’t be surprised if his Twitter account is so obscure that his players would never figure it which one of their tons of followers is really him.
Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if Coach K had a bunch of students keep quiet about the account and follow players at the same time so he could follow his players undetected. Okay, that may be a little far-fetched, but I wouldn’t put it past a coach of his stature and intelligence.
Current and future Duke players may want to watch what they are putting on social media. It may come back to bite you right in the butt, because coach is watching…waiting.
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