Friday, September 15, 2006
Coach K Speaks...
Nearly six months after rape allegations were first made against members of the Duke lacrosse team, basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and other athletic administrators gathered with the school's athletes for a closed-door pep talk to start the school year. "What this situation this spring did was that people wanted to put a cloud over all of athletics and specifically lacrosse, and I don't think that's fair, quite frankly, because we have so many great kids," Krzyzewski told The Herald-Sun of Durham. "If somebody did something wrong, then hold them accountable, but don't indict everyone. So tonight was about saying to the rest of the student-athletes, 'Hey, y'all are good. Have a great year. Let's keep pursuing excellence."' (Continue)
So basically Coach Krzyzewski is telling his players to keep his name, and the team, outta the media (negatively that is). Coach K doesn't givva damn about lacrosse. He probably doesn't really givva damn about Duke (just a possiblity). The words you see above are just that, a pep talk. I'm sure he's made it bluntly clear to his players that he will not tolerate any of that lacrosse foolishness. Coach K is a smart man...if it were the basketball team in that situation, he'd just pay the damn stripper and threaten to have her killed if she said a word (just kidding). Seriously, I'm sure if something was to go down with Duke basketball, you wouldn't see him just up and quit like the lacrosse coach did. What's up with that?