"It seems like a lovely situation, but it also looked needy, like a desperate attempt to build a monument around Krzyzewski while he still is alive, entombing him on the campus. Richard Broadhead, the new president of the university, added to the impression at Wednesday's news conference, gushing so effusively over Krzyzewski that a face-down encounter with a paper bag seemed imminent. "
"Earlier this week, Duke President Nan Keohane introduced “Professor K”, part of the university’s new Fuqua/Coach K Center of Leadership and Ethics. Now wait just a cotton pickin’ minute here. What’s next for K, Sainthood? Was he afraid he would get second billing to Mother Theresa when she was beatified this week?
Here are some issues I hope he discusses during his first ethics lecture:
• Receiving large sums of money from an athletic apparel manufacturer for outfitting his players in the company’s gear
• Using abusive profanity in addressing players and coaches
• Allowing his players to taunt opponents
• Intimidation of referees during games"
"TELEVISION VIEWERS couldn’t hear it, yet Mike Krzyzewski’s recent words to an official came through loud and clear. As a camera zoomed in on Krzyzewski, Duke’s magnificent coach, he informed the official that North Carolina had only “FOUR #$%*#& FOULS!” '
"He called time, with his team eight points behind and 11 seconds remaining vs. Georgia Tech, solely to ream veteran referee Ray Natili. So ferocious was the tirade you recalled that Coach K learned the ropes years ago at West Point, as a player for Coach "K, as in 'Krakatoa,' " Bobby Knight. Maryland's excitable Gary Williams could get kicked out four or five times and not do anything half as bad as Krzyzewski, who had already gotten one technical foul in the game."
"Oh, but you're confused? You thought this was the sainted Mike Krzyzewski (pronounced ARRO-GANT PHONY), who runs the cleanest program in America, whose basketball players are also Nobel laureates who spend their spare time reading to the blind and turning water into wine (and not just wine, but Chardonay). Well then you've spent too much time listening to the national media, which props up and adores Duke, led by ESPN and Dick Vitale, who often has to wear a slobber bucket around his neck when calling Blue Devils games."