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K On NCAA Reforms & Canadian Trip

He’s tanned, rested and ready. Oh, and a bit irritated with the NCAA

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2018 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Minicamp
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 26: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils, the former head coach and current adviser for the United States, attends a practice session at the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at UNLV on July 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Coach K spoke about the NCAA recruiting reforms on Friday and while he basically thought that the intent was okay, the communication was lacking. Apparently the NCAA didn’t speak to the NBA or USA Basketball very much - USA Basketball was supposedly blindsided by the idea that it would rank high school players and suggested that the NBA should be the choice to do it.

He also was upset that communication and instruction between coaches and players wasn’t addressed, specifically during summer. Coach K has pointed out for a long time now that it’s better to have more communication and involvement between players and coaches than less and the NCAA still doesn’t seem to understand this point.

He also talked about the coming trip to Canada and his excitement for the coming season, which from here, seems justified.

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