Duke’s Coach K Responds To Coach Bo Ryan’s Comments
Wisconsin Badgers’ Coach Bo Ryan was not at a loss for words following Monday’s National Championship loss to the Duke Blue Devils. First he took his aggression out against the referees. “There was more body contact in this game than any game we’ve played all year, and I just feel sorry for my guys that all of a sudden a game was like that,” the Badgers coach stated.
Next he commented about the one-and-done system, which Coach K has recently adapted to: “We don’t do rent-a-player.” Needless to say, Ryan was not pulling any punches.
As a result, Coach K talked about Ryan’s comments on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
“I know as a coach, you’re the first guy up there when you lose — I’ve lost national championship games, I’ve been the loser,” Krzyzewski told Colin Cowherd. “It’s never easy. You can take one line out or a couple lines out without context. The line ‘rent-a-player’ is not a good line because — use ‘one-and-done’ — ‘rent’ could mean you’re doing something illegal. There is a better choice of words for that. If you say, you don’t do the one-and-done in your program, that’s your right. But understand that everybody does it differently… There is more than one way to run a business, and just appreciate the expertise of all the people doing it in these ways.”
Duke beat the Badgers 68-63, giving Coach Krzyzewski his fifth NCAA National Championship.