Obama Brushes Off Coach K Criticism

A follow-up on the earlier post on Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and President Obama: during a call-in interview with talk radio host Ed Schultz today, Obama said it's "not surprising" Coack K doesn't like his bracket. When asked by Schultz about Krzyzewski's comment, Obama said, "Coach K, I think, is a great coach, and you know Reggie Love, my assistant, played for Coack K, and so, you know, it's not surprising--I didn't take them to go to the finals. Look, you know, he's a competitive guy. I just don't think they've got the inside game to go all the way, but I look forward to him proving me wrong." Spoken like a true politican addressing supporters of the opposite party (Krzyzewski has raised funds for the GOP). Krzyzewski, no doubt, will use this as a motivational tool in pep talks on rebounding and low-post doubleteams. (Audio here; skip to the end for Obama's comments on Krzyzewski.)

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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