The conditions in Rio for the 2016 Olympics are shoddy at best. With flooding bathrooms, tiny bedrooms and the Zika Virus floating around, it should come as no surprise that the Team USA basketball team doesn’t want to stay in Olympic Village.
Last week, it was revealed that the team is staying on a luxury cruise boat just off the shore of Olympic Village.
USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked about the team’s decision to “live on a boat” by a French reporter and he gave an absolutely epic response.
Here is the transcript of his answer from The News & Observer:
“Well, we don’t live on a boat. We’re staying on a boat. I actually live in Durham, N.C., and have a swimming pool. Once in a while I get on a raft and lie in there. But I’ve never really thought about living on a boat. Since 1992 the U.S. teams have stayed in different locations and because of the accommodations here, that was good.
And it’s not our boat. We’re not the only people on the boat. There are other people on the boat that we see, that we say ‘good morning’ to, ‘hello.’ We’ve actually made friends on the boat. I never knew I would have boat friends. In fact now that I’m talking about it, I might go buy a boat. And put it in my — I’d have to have a bigger swimming pool. It’s a place to stay and we’re here to play basketball.
And I’ll tell you what, the people in Rio have been unbelievable as far as their treatment of us and their hospitality. We’re fortunate to be here for the Olympics whether we’re on a boat or not.”
This just seems like an answer the Duke Blue Devils coach would give and it looks like he isn’t really focused on where they are staying, but rather winning another Gold medal.