Coach K Apologizes For Lecturing Oregon’s Dillon Brooks After He Was Caught Lying
Much like Yankees of MLB, Cowboys of the NFL, & Lakers of the NBA…Majority of America loves it when the Duke Blue Devils lose especially in the NCAA tournament. During the waning seconds of the Sweet 16 game that featured Oregon vs. Duke, Dillon Brooks drilled a 3-pointer that didn’t sit well with Duke at all.
During the handshake line, Coach K said this to Brooks:
“You’re too good of a player to be showing off at the end.”
Brooks said it happened, Coach K flat-out lied and said it never happened until the audio was dropped on Friday.
On Saturday, Coach K apologized for lecturing Dillon Brooks and lying about it afterwards:
“Today, I spoke with Oregon head coach Dana Altman and apologized to him for my remarks to Dillon Brooks following our game. It is not my place to talk to another team’s player and doing so took the focus away from the terrific game that Dillon played. In the postgame press conference, I reacted incorrectly to a reporter’s question about my comment to Dillon. Clearly, the story that night was about Oregon advancing to the Elite Eight, and the outstanding game they played. I sincerely hope I did not create a distraction for Coach Altman and his team at this critical time of year. Certainly, I have the utmost respect for the Oregon program and their tremendous accomplishments.”
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski apologizes for Dillon Brooks postgame handshake line chat. pic.twitter.com/WUQ4FJfhfF
— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 26, 2016