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Coach K On The State Of College Basketball

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 28: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils reacts during the first half of their game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 28, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Coach K talks here about his frustrations with the NCAA and lack of leadership for college basketball. There’s a lot here but mostly it focuses on the lack of leadership for college basketball and a failure to think strategically.

He repeats his call for a commissioner for the sport and...well, basically to get moving on fixing things.

Here’s a part of it:

“I think the whole state of college basketball has been hurt by how many kids have tested the waters. It’s not the one-and-dones. We’ve lost about 70 or 80 kids who weren’t even drafted...We’ve got to be so careful. We as a college committee don’t think of what [competition from the G-League and high school] means. I see in the future, a high school mega-league that has a TV contract. I don’t know. Could that happen? You bet your butt it could happen. Especially if those kids aren’t going to go to college. The NBA is going to want to promote those guys. Come on. These things are happening. … We have to be careful and strategic.”

We’ve always been reluctant to say it but there’s at least one guy we can think of who could handle the position he keeps talking about. And we suspect he knows it.