Some significant changes need to take place according to the Duke basketball head coach.
The college basketball offseason has been thus far has been dominated by the recruiting scandal enveloping Louisville which involved an FBI investigation and has since resulted in the ousting of both head coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Zurich.
Today, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski addressed the scandal, and the college basketball landscape as a whole.
Per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:
“The landscape of college basketball for the player, from middle school to high school to college to the pros, keeps changing,” Krzyzewski said. “We in college have not changed as much as the landscape has changed. We are not equipped right now to handle that. We don’t have a good model, a model that fits what’s happening in basketball, so college basketball’s going to have problems. Before these kids ever come to us, we are not the only ones recruiting these youngsters. Talent is being recruited all the time in every shape and form.”
“Last week was bad, doesn’t mean all of college basketball is bad,” Krzyzewski said. “It also doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the tip of some iceberg. I don’t necessarily agree with that. I think the iceberg is really good.”
You can watch him discuss the scandal below:
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— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) October 3, 2017
Krzyzewski has made it clear in the past that he thinks high schoolers should be allowed to make the jump straight into the NBA, and maybe that’s one way to fix a system that is, as the Louisville scandal has pointed out, failing—if not entirely broken already.