Coach K used the postgame handshake line Thursday night as an opportunity to give a lecture.
Following Duke’s loss to Oregon in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, Krzyzewski told Ducks’ star guard Dillon Brooks he’s “too good a player” to be “showing off” like he did in the final minutes of the game.
Brooks made a 3 as the shot clock was about to expire and did a bit of a celebration.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2016
Coach K then talked to him in the handshake line.
Dillon Brooks said Coach K told him in handshake line, “I’m too good of a player to be showing off at the end.” Brooks: “He’s right.”
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) March 25, 2016
Many are now upset with what Coach K did.
@SIPeteThamel This from a coach who has a player who twice intentionally tripped an opponent yet still played the guy.
— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 25, 2016
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) March 25, 2016
@SIPeteThamel ok, so take a shot clock violation or fire up a shot closer to half court line then 3-pt line. He didn’t sprint to rim & dunk.
— Oliver (@East_Coast_Duck) March 25, 2016
— Jacob Roberts (@otssupport101) March 25, 2016
@SIPeteThamel Brooks handled it well. Don’t think opposing coach should ever “correct” opposing player tho. Complimenting is fine.
— David Skowronek (@Skow5) March 25, 2016
@SIPeteThamel what a joke. Take ur loss and go home.
— Randy (@Chickmj06) March 25, 2016
@SIPeteThamel Brooks should have told Coach K that it was nice to see him IN the handshake line
— Brett Sieg (@bwsieg) March 25, 2016
— Rickane (@Swank_Gawd) March 25, 2016
— Jordan Land (@jordan_land) March 25, 2016
Krzyzewski’s lecture does seem pretty hypocritical when you remember he skipped out on the end of the hand shake line after a loss to Syracuse.
Oregon will face Oklahoma in the Elite Eight on Saturday.