Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Coach K Blasts Rose, Michigan
In closing, I would like to express my sheer delight in seeing Duke get their collective asses handed to them by Arizona, thank you Wildcats! Suck on that bit of history "Coach K"!
Krzyzewski had some comments regarding Rose's comments about Duke when he was an impressionable youngster in high school. More about the "Uncle Tom" comments than anything. To me this is nothing more than piling on. Personally I'm tired of hearing of it. What do you think Kentucky players were privately thinking before they played Texas Western back in 1965. Do you think they still harbor those same feelings? I don't think so. Rose admitted that he said it and that's how he thought back in 1992, when he was 18. Just because he was young doesn't make it right, but I understand.
Here's what the mighty Coach K had to say about Rose and Michigan.
"We were very successful against them and, to be quite frank with you, we recruited Chris Webber," he said. "I didn't recruit Jalen Rose because we had Grant Hill and I'm happy with that. We didn't look at the other, Juwan Howard [because] we knew he wasn't going to come to Duke. The other two kids we didn't think were the caliber that could play as well as Thomas Hill and Brian Davis and Billy McCaffery. They're good kids. They were good kids."
"They had a heck of a run but, they didn't leave anything, they didn't establish anything there," Krzyzewski said. "The guys that I had established something that Jay Williams continued to do 10 years later -- the standards of what it meant to be a Duke basketball player."
What was said there pretty much validates what Rose was saying and how he felt. At this point it's just piling on. Where was Krzyzewski when the documentary first came out? He waits until his squad gets eliminated then he comes out and says something. How macho is that?
Of course I don't think anyone that reads this to agree with what I said here, but it's done and over and it's time to put this subject to rest.