Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski put out a statement on Saturday afternoon apologizing for the incident with Oregon’s Dillon Brooks and apologizing for what he called ‘reacting incorrectly’ to a question by a reporter regarding the incident.
“Today, I spoke with Oregon head coach Dana Altman and apologized to him for my remarks to Dillon Brooks following our game,” the statement read. “It is not my place to talk to another team’s player and doing so took the focus away from the terrific game that Dillon played. In the postgame press conference, I reacted incorrectly to a reporter’s question about my comment to Dillon.”
“Clearly, the story that night was about Oregon advancing to the Elite Eight, and the outstanding game they played. I sincerely hope I did not create a distraction for Coach Altman and his team at this critical time of year. Certainly, I have the utmost respect for the Oregon program and their tremendous accomplishments.”
Coach K admitted he was wrong. He apologized to the people that needed an apology. Can we please, please, PLEASE get back to the basketball now?