One of the biggest stories from last week’s NCAA Tournament games had nothing to do with a team that advanced to the Elite Eight or the Final Four. Following their loss to the Oregon Ducks on Thursday, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski had some words for Oregon guard Dillon Brooks.
Brooks shot and made a late three pointer after the Ducks were already up by double-digits. Krzyzewski apparently spoke with Brooks during the handshake, telling him to cool it with his “showing off.”
Despite Krzyzewski vehemently denying his comments, his son-in-law, Chris Spatola, said otherwise Monday morning. Spatola works for ESPNU and joined a radio show on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland Monday morning, claiming that Krzyzewski has done this same thing in the past.
You can listen to the audio of the segment below and skip to the three-minute mark for Spatola’s comments.
Here is what he said: “Yeah he’s done that before. Guys, I think at that point, especially hyper competitive (ones) fit that category…It is not the first time that has happened.”
It certainly hasn’t been good weekend for the Blue Devils or Coach K. This only further confirms what Brooks accused the coach of.
Despite that, Krzyzewski has apologized and is likely going to move forward from this situation.
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