During this year’s NCAA Tournament, one of the bigger stories involved Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Oregon player Dillon Brooks.
Unhappy about Brooks’ three-pointer in the final seconds of an 82-68 Ducks’ win, Krzyzewski addressed the issue in the post-game handshake line. After Brooks told the media about what happened, Coach K first denied he’d admonished Brooks.
But when audio emerged confirming Brooks’ version of events, Krzyzewski was compelled to apologize. He’s since drawn criticism for not being truthful from the jump.
Coach K may have taken some heat, but he certainly isn’t the first head coach to get caught in a lie. There’s been plenty of coaches who made like Pinocchio and were called out as a result. Some lost their reputations, others lost their jobs, and one even went to jail.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 coaches who lied and got caught. Let’s take a look at what we found.