Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski may be focused on helping Team USA win their third straight Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics this year, but that doesn’t mean he won’t speak on issues involving the state of North Carolina.
He seems to be pretty critical of the most controversial law in the country this year.
The state of North Carolina recently signed House Bill 2, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their sex on their birth certificates. Krzyzewski doesn’t seem to be a big proponent of the bill as he was short and simple with USA TODAY Sports about the issue.
“It’s an embarrassing bill,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s all I’m going to say about it.”
The bill, which has been labeled as anti-LGBTQ by many across the country, has brought forth a ton of criticism. It could also lead to several big sporting events leaving the state.
The NBA is scheduled to host the All-Star Game in Charlotte next February, but there have been talks of it being held elsewhere. Mike Krzyzewski was already affected by it when Albany had to cancel their game against Duke due to a New York bill banning all state-funded travel to North Carolina.