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This is from Jon Jackson regarding Coack K's comments and actions after the game last night. Jon Jackson is the Duke Associate AD, enjoy.
I was forwarded a note from the President’s office and our VP/AD Kevin White (below). Please know that no one questioned the amount of security involved. However, the plan – at any venue – should be to get the players, coaches and team personnel off the floor prior to any fans storming a court. Their safety should be paramount in any arena.
If you read the entire transcript, I believe you’ll find that Coach Krzyzewski was very complimentary of the University of Virginia, and specifically its basketball team’s effort in the win last night. In fact, he pleaded with the media to make the story about their win, and their effort in doing so, instead of about yet another court storming incident that Duke faces every time it loses a game.
This post was edited by 4wahoos 13 months ago
If you don't want the media to talk about it, then don't mention it, COACH. But if you ask me, K is getting from the media exactly what he wanted. He's been coaching for 30-umpteen years. He knows what he's doing.
Well, an otherwise perfect night, even security wise is ruined afterwards by Coach K. What a great way to distract people from the fact that UVA made Duke look JV.
To be fair in full disclosure, the press did ask him a direct question about the incident But he could have said a lot less.
Here is another response form Jon after his previous response,in other word, coach K did nothing wrong and they are going to defend his actions and even the cursing towards fans by him and Capel.
Let’s agree to disagree. I have been on the court for probably 20+ court stormings in the past decade and really, no matter what effort is made, nothing good comes from it for the team trying to exit the court. The teams should be the priority. They tried last night, but their plan was not ideal. Fans should be allowed to rush the court after the teams are gone. That did not happen as they held Duke on the court to allow the fans to rush the floor. In fact, some of our players actually sat on the UVa bench waiting for them to let them through. As I said, nothing good comes from this. That is the reason other leagues ban the practice completely and fine institutions if it happens at all. It becomes a safety issue, pure and simple.
Coach Krzyzewski has nearly 40 years of doing this and has experienced several dozens of these situations in the past, so perhaps another way to look at it is that something must gone wrong in order for him to address it all.
Exactly Maize, he knew what he was doing when he made those comments.
Please post his email address. Lets all send him a note.
Man, they are whiny across the board...I can tell you what went wrong...nine days from now, they are going to lose to UNC and be in 4th place in the ACC and coach k knows it...that's what went wrong. Wahoowa!!
So basically, go ahead and allow everyone to rush the court, but don't allow fans to rush when rushing the court? I have that right?
I've got a better idea. How about they just not even play away games. I know that's already Duke's specialty in the pre-conference part of the schedule, but maybe they should just forfeit every conference game that's at another school's venue. God help us, one of the thousands of angry fans could just run on the court and assault one of the coaches or players at any point during the game. Nevermind that we already have rules, or as I like to call them "laws", to prevent that from happening and everything the coaches and players do is on video and witnessed by thousands of people. Just way too risky.
Could Coach K be any more disconnected from 99.9% of all fans? Everyone knows the rules and consequences if they're broken. Verbal abuse is generally acceptable in all reasonable varieties. You're on TV and paid (or on your way to getting paid) millions of dollars, you get to have thousands of people verbally worship you and thousands of people verbally disrespect you. That's how it works. It's called "passion." Fans, short for "fanatic" (defined as "a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal"), are typically going to have this. Physical abuse is not acceptable in any fashion. Everyone knows this. Violating this rule is going to land someone in jail even quicker than if it happened in almost any other circumstance. Everyone is also aware of this, which is why it NEVER happens.
The only legitimate issue is trampling and even that issue is minor. Even with an extremely elevated BAC, as I can attest to from a solid body of experience, people are generally careful to not cause any trampling and willing to be patient while going down stairs as a result given the friendly context of the situation.
Long story short, they need to grow a pair and get over it.
firstname.lastname@example.org Jon Jackson is his name
That picture you have of the sign of coach k the fan holding is making national and internet news. It is everywhere, LOL
here it is from yahoo
From the blog The Dagger: College Basketball Blog: Virginia played one of its best games of the season Thursday night in beating Duke 73-68 and even Cavaliers fans behind the Duke bench were on top of their game with a perfectly played photo-bombing of sorts of coach Mike … Continue reading →
talk about poise - jackson writes really well for someone who has coach k's cock inside of him.
gotta be pretty distracting.
Jon Jackson sounds like a doosh
I laughed so hard when I saw it real time on TV, kind of like how I laughed so hard watching Duke look like pansies the entire game.
i wish someone would interview me about what happened. my seats are 1st row of the upper deck with a birds eye of view of what happened.
curry was first through the hand shake line and he go to the end of the uva bench and there was a stream of fans going onto the floor from the seats behind the benches. it was only about a 1 or 2 person wide stream of fans and protection was provide so they couldn't go toward the benches. curry stopped and sat down on the uva bench for literally 2 seconds and then K saw him and told him to get up and then K went nuts on a local police officer who then stopped the stream and created a path for all of the duke players and coaches. After they got through the stream started again. The problem was that K didn't show any patience and he started pushing his way through the students right after he went off on the officer. He could have waited 20 seconds but didn't. a female student was pushed to the floor by duke players, but no one is talking about that. it is no wonder people were yelling at the duke coaches. k showed absolutely no class in how he handled the situation. Tell Jon he is welcome to call me if he wants to know how the situation actually played out.
The fact is that Krzyzewski and the Duke coaching staff were given a pre-game briefing by UVA officials as to the security protocols if fans stormed the court. They were told security would create a containment wall around the Duke bench, preventing fans from entering, and once it was determined that access was clear to the locker room the team would be escorted out. UVA executed the security plan exactly how they described it to the Duke staff. Krzyzewski didn't offer any opposition to the plan during the pre-game briefing. The problem was Krzyzewski didn't expect his team to get their tails handed to them in such a divisive fashion and he wasn't emotionally prepared to deal with it. So he created this false narrative about team security due to fans storming the court.
1st, there is no one sitting anywhere on any video, that is blatantly false there are 10 videos from every angle. I blame it on espn as much as the comment. They have whored this several times this year and will continue to do so, K gave them the plug to get it rolling. I despise espn, they have biased reporting and use out of context material circumstantialy.
One of the Duke players that was informed of the policy - as they all were and have been all season - was smart enough to sit at the end of the Virginia bench to wait for the wall to be created.
One Virginia employee (just one) told me that the whole mess could have been avoided had one of two things happened:
1. Virginia fans could have bought up the boatload of single-game tickets for the game before the final three weeks, reducing the number of student tickets given out to make it a sell-out. Two sections in the upper deck and part of another were full of students (very loud and proud and standing strong - and maybe a factor in the result). Stinks that a game with Duke could not provide a greater interest, but love for the school how some first-time students could make visits to lower-level games a priority.
2. Somebody dropped the ball letting students invade and sit in the aisle between the section that is directly behind the end of the Virginia bench (106, 105?). Blocking off the path in just that section by directing students to the end zone behind the "true student section" would have bought time for the Duke party to escape. Thank goodness a fan did not need medical attention in the final minute with students sitting in the aisles in so many sections after they retreated from the upper deck.
All that said, Virginia impressed me with the plan and a host of yellow-jacket studs. That wall created would make World Cup players jealous.
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