Is Mike Krzyzewski, considered by just about everyone to be the epitome of class in college basketball, a sore loser?
For one night at least, it sure looked that way.
The Duke head coach was none too pleased after his team lost its third straight game Monday night, a home loss to ACC rival Syracuse. Krzyzewski, clearly downtrodden by the loss and upset over a controversial non-call in the final seconds, stormed off the court after the game.
In the process, he appeared to do all he could to skip the postgame handshake line, blatantly snubbing some Syracuse players before begrudgingly shaking the hands of some confused members of the Orange.
Krzyzewski’s anger carried into his postgame news conference, where he complained about the officiating in the final seconds of the game, thinking there should have been a foul called on Syracuse as players scrambled for a loose ball.
“The last play is amazing,” Krzyzewski told reporters, per Syracuse.com. “Have you seen it? Go see it. It is literally amazing. The play with Matt Jones at the foul line. It is amazing basketball. Let’s just put it that way.”
Not a great look, but we’ll chalk Krzyzewski’s actions up as frustration more than anything else, although how quickly he forgets how much the Blue Devils benefited from iffy officiating in the national championship last year.
H/t to Bleacher Report
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