Longtime Duke basketball mentor Mike Krzyzewski apologized to the pupil reporter whom some felt he patronized in the course of a news conference on Saturday.
Following the Blue Devils’ 70-65 reduction to Louisville, Duke Chronicle reporter Jake Piazza asked Krzyzewski “what the future move forward” was for the 5-5 basketball program that is in the middle of a person of its worst seasons in the sophomore’s 19-20-12 months lifetime.
Krzyzewski avoided answering the schedule dilemma and then asked what Piazza was majoring in at Duke.
“So say you just experienced the toughest econ exam in the earth and when you walked out, anyone questioned you, what is you up coming stage,” Krzyzewski reported. “You have some empathy? Just give us time to appraise this activity.”
The trade, which lasted just less than a minute, built the rounds on social media, and fellow reporters stood up for Piazza when criticizing the 73-yr-outdated college basketball legend.
Piazza wrote in a column printed Monday that Krzyzewski had attained out to him.
“Our contact was small, but the sincerity in his apology was authentic,” Piazza said. “And in the conclusion, I appreciated the call.”
Duke has dropped a few straight and is at risk of missing the NCAA Event for the initially time because the 1994-95 year.