You come on the king, you higher put together for the fallout, as Alabama coach Nate Oats is studying firsthand. After questioning the motives of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for Duke’s determination to cancel the rest of the Blue Devils’ nonconference video games earlier this week, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim went on the offensive to defend for his fellow Corridor of Famer, saying on Saturday that Oats’ feedback have been “unhappy.”
“I want to tackle one factor right here that is vital,” Boeheim mentioned in his postgame press convention after the Orange defeated Boston Faculty 101-63 Saturday. “Initially, all people is aware of Mike Krzyzewski is a pal of mine. However Mike mentioned in the summer time and September, and October that we should always delay the season. For some younger coach who ought to know higher, however did not, to counsel that Mike Krzyzewski did not wish to play as a result of he misplaced a pair video games? Yeah, he is solely gained 1,100. Anyone who is aware of something about school basketball is aware of that Mike Krzyzewski mentioned that within the very starting. Within the very starting, trying right into a delay of the season, a delay of the match.
“I do not agree with [Krzyzewski],” he continued. “I feel we have to play as a result of the vaccine isn’t gonna be right here for gamers and all people till the center of summer time. We’re not gonna be clear — if [the vaccine] works, which I hope it would — we’re in all probability not gonna be clear till September. Actually clear. To delay now a month or two, or no matter, is not gonna change something. It isn’t gonna be beneath management. And the most secure place for our gamers is confirmed on campus.”
A number of school coaches have shared an analogous sentiment as Boeheim — that gamers are safer on campus than at residence, the place Duke gamers are being freed for Christmas break — however that wasn’t the purpose Boeheim needed to hammer residence. Boeheim as a substitute pulled out the large weapons for his pal, likening Oats’ take to that of a blogger.
“Mike Krzyzewski — anyone who thinks that he won’t play as a result of his staff misplaced two video games, it actually is unhappy,” he mentioned. “I really feel unhealthy for someone that would make a press release like that. I can perceive how bloggers try this as a result of they do not — that is what they do. However Mike Krzyzewski is not saying that as a result of he does not wish to play or he does not have staff. He mentioned that constantly from the start of the 12 months and it is unhappy to see someone say one thing like that. It actually speaks to someone’s character.”
Boeheim completed his 20-minute-long press convention with what he referred to as his “sermon for the day.”
Syracuse beat Boston Faculty in convincing trend to enhance to 4-1 on the season, however clearly he had loads different ideas he needed to get off his chest first.