- Oct 9, 1999
Continued here...You knew that President Obama picking UNC as the champs and Duke out in the Elite Eight was going to stir the Tobacco Road hornet's nest.
But who knew that Coach K himself would weigh in?
"Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told the Associated Press.
But maybe it's not surprising that Krzyzewski took his shot at this president.
After all, not only did Dean Smith, the original Carolina coaching legend, endorse Obama during the 2008 campaign (Coach K did not), but Kryzeweski landed in hot water in 2002 for hosting an on-campus fund-raiser for Republican Elizabeth Dole, then a candidate for U.S. Senate. (Dole was ousted in 2008 by now-Sen. Kay Hagan.)
Like the president can't take a few minutes out of his day to do what just about every guy in America does this time a year -- NCAA brackets. But Coach K is a Republican, so it's expected