Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has apologized to Oregon star wing Dillon Brooks after lecturing him during handshakes of the Ducks’ Sweet Sixteen victory over the Blue Devils. Krzyzewski apologized via a written statement, which was posted to Twitter by Brian Hamilton of Sports Illustrated.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski apologizes for Dillon Brooks postgame handshake line chat. pic.twitter.com/WUQ4FJfhfF
— Brian Hamilton (@_Brian_Hamilton) March 26, 2016
Krzyzewski’s comments to Brooks came from the Ducks’ leading scorer throwing up and subsequently making a ridiculously deep three-point attempt and then celebrating it in the final seconds of Oregon’s 82-68 victory so as to avoid a shot clock violation, even though the game was well out of Duke’s reach. In the handshake line, audio captured Krzyzewski telling Brooks that he was “too good” to be showboating in such a manner.
Krzyzewski drew his fair share of criticism for his actions, which he initially denied. Everyone from fans to Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd said he was in no position to criticize Brooks when the Blue Devils were getting shellacked, so this statement is surely in response to that.
What do you think, fans? Was Coach K right or wrong to lecture Brooks? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
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