Coach K is getting ripped for how he answered student reporter's question
The college basketball fans are after Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski again. This time, the longtime Blue Devils leader is coming under harsh scrutiny for a response he provided to a student reporter’s question following Duke’s 70-65 loss to Louisville.
Following the game, Coach K was asked a pretty straightforward question by the student reporter. Basically, after a 5-5 start to the season, the question asked of the Duke head coach was where does the team go after another loss?
Clearly, Krzyzewski did not appreciate the question. Here was his response:
Coach K going after a student reporter because he quit on his team. Pathetic pic.twitter.com/2bs0y4iFlN
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) January 24, 2021
Seems like a bit of an over-the-top reaction to a legitimate question. It’s so rare to see Duke struggle as it has this season that the question shouldn’t be perceived as an attack. But that’s how Coach K apparently took it.
After seeing Coach K’s response, Twitter couldn’t let him off the hook:
What a P.O.S. Come on dude. He’s a kid doing his job and asking you a question. And not even a tough one. I wonder how Coach K would have reacted to that “econ test”. 🤔
— Brendan Verdecchia (@verdecNcheese) January 24, 2021
The kid ain’t getting millions to report you crap answers. He’s actually going into debt to attend the school that has helped make you a college basketball legend. https://t.co/XkBAK5bZ3R
— Matthew Carden (@BamaWaldo) January 24, 2021
What a bizarre answer to not so difficult question. https://t.co/hWlBdhdjvh
— Kaleb Henry (@iKalebHenry) January 24, 2021
Coach K is a dick. https://t.co/AjcvHyVce9
— Evan Altman (@DEvanAltman) January 24, 2021
Did this man forget he a basketball coach not a student? Lmao you “Coach K” you supposed to answer tough questions https://t.co/jXiU7LDJ0a
— Curt Kobain 🌬❄️ (@clraines23) January 24, 2021
A good question from a college reporter and Coach K just stomps all over it. Also, comparing a college student taking a tough test to his situation is so ridiculous. That’s a college kid learning a new subject. You’ve been a head coach at the highest level for over 30 years. https://t.co/9pXNJSF8MY
— Griffin Haas (@WENYGriffinHaas) January 24, 2021
Coach K has and always will be insufferable https://t.co/QsAptN6IH4
— Johnathon O'Halloran (@JohnnyOHally) January 24, 2021
Dude just bullied a student reporter for literally asking a simple question.
He could’ve spun his answer into having faith in your team and moving on, but instead made himself out to be an ass. https://t.co/OzFj9Tms8B
— Jake (@BullFan07) January 24, 2021
This is pathetic. So many football coaches fought their asses off to get a season in, and this guy, who should be a leader for his sport, just wants to quit. https://t.co/ab38MRTyYq
— Matt Smith (@MattSmithCFB) January 24, 2021
“I don’t want to answer questions about how I can fix my bad team” https://t.co/Fizj8hulS3
— Joshua Trent Brown (@TrentBWrites) January 24, 2021
Duke was ranked in the Top 10 to open the 2020-21 college basketball season but has struggled recently. The Blue Devils dropped their third-straight game with the loss to Louisville, also taking losses to Virginia Tech and Pitt.
You can understand why Coach K might be a little upset. But was his reaction to a legitimate question a little too much? Clearly, people on social media didn’t think it was the best response.