mcloudyn.png
Thursday July 7th, 2022 3:13AM

Coach K on an NCAA revamp: 'Time to look at the whole thing'

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sport Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is leaving is run by an organization he doesn't much recognize anymore.

Or like at all.

The 75-year-old coach, whose career ends after Duke is done at the Final Four, used the opportunity of what could be his last big news conference Friday to spell out issues he feels will haunt college basketball and the NCAA until they're fixed. Most of his solutions had something to do with blowing up the entire operation and starting over.

“This is not the time to look at knits and bits,” Krzyzewski said. “It's time to look at the whole thing.”

The biggest issue is the onslaught of “name, image and likeness” deals that have reshaped college sports since last summer in largely unregulated fashion. The deals give players the long-sought ability to make millions, but the NCAA has not figured out a way to regulate them, leaving that up to schools, state legislatures and, someday, maybe Congress.

Other issues include the newly relaxed transfer portal, the inequalities between men's and women's basketball, the growingly complex infractions process and the future of “One and Done.” That rule allows basketball players to enter the NBA after one year of school; it's a rule that Krzyzewski has benefitted from as much as anyone over the last few decades of his 47-year career.

“Who does the NBA talk to in basketball for us?” Krzyzewski said. “They don't know. I know (commissioner) Adam Silver better than anyone on the NCAA.”

Krzyzewski raised the issues as a follow-up to a question he'd received the day before when asked what he would ask NCAA President Mark Emmert. At that time, Coach K was somewhat unprepared for that question and answered, simply: “I think the first one is, where are we going? And who is going to be in charge?”

Given 24 hours to reflect, he came back to the interview room and, without being asked, suggested the NCAA has grown too big and lumbering to do the deft maneuvering required to streamline its behemoth rulebook and resolve its numerous big-ticket issues.

He suggested breaking up the dozens of committees and boards that populate the NCAA's organizational chart. Ultimately, he'd like to see less centralization and more input from coaches and administrators who are in touch daily with players.

He suggested a football model — major college football is controlled by an entity, the College Football Playoff, that falls outside the NCAA's purview — might be in order for men's and women's basketball, and maybe some other sports, too.

“Do they have the autonomy to handle situations at that level that never gets to the big house,” which is the NCAA headquarters, the coach asked.

“You've got to look at structure and organization and shared leadership,” the coach said.

He said that while he's not against Congress helping shape some rules for college sports — it is trying to find solutions for NIL and gender disparities in college sports — it should be done with the guidance of lobbying groups and college insiders who know the landscape.

“Otherwise, you have absent congressmen who never know what the hell's happening in their district” trying to shape college sports, Krzyzewski said.

The coach said that while his life has been college athletics, he could only see himself as an informal advisor for any changes that come after he retires.

“You should always talk to the people that are being affected by what's going on now, not by people who are retired or people who are on a committee who don't have a feel for it,” he said. “How do you get a feel for it? You have to talk. And a lot of the young coaches would be great in this.”

___

More AP college basketball: http://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Football, AP Online Basketball, College Sports, AP Sports - College Football, AP Sports - Men's College Basketball, AP Sports - NBA
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
House votes to decriminalize marijuana, but Senate fate dim
The House has approved a bill decriminalizing marijuana and letting states set their own policies on pot
5:29PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Coach K on an NCAA revamp: 'Time to look at the whole thing'
The sport Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is leaving is run by an organization he doesn’t much recognize anymore
5:26PM ( 19 minutes ago )
DeGrom out with shoulder issue, dealing huge blow to Mets
With opening day less than a week away, every team in Major League Baseball is hoping to finish spring training without any significant injuries
5:25PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Injured deGrom to miss major time, no projected return date
New York Mets ace Jacob DeGrom will miss major time because of inflammation in his shoulder area, a huge blow to a team that heavily invested in making a deep run this season
4:49PM ( 56 minutes ago )
Column: NIT joins other sports tradition in fading away
With all eyes focused on the Final Four, it's doubtful that many noticed the passing of a storied tradition in college basketball
4:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
Kentucky's Tshiebwe named AP men's college player of year
Oscar Tshiebwe of Kentucky is The Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year
4:36PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Sports
Ex-minor leaguer ran major league sports betting operation
Federal prosecutors say a former minor league pitcher was the ringleader of an illegal sports betting operation in California that used former pro athletes as bookies and active players as clients
8:37PM ( 21 hours ago )
Todd Bowles calls replacing Bruce Arians 'bittersweet'
Todd Bowles earned his way in the NFL on the defensive side of the ball
6:29PM ( 23 hours ago )
Arians retires as Bucs' coach, Bowles promoted to top spot
Bruce Arians has decided to retire as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and move into a front-office role with the team, a stunning move announced Wednesday night
10:47PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Football
NCAA president decries pace of basketball investigations
NCAA President Mark Emmert says investigations into allegations of major violations against several high-profile men’s college basketball programs have taken “way too long.”
7:50AM ( 9 hours ago )
Last dance: Director Fishman ready for his 39th Final Four
Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski isn’t the only one retiring after the Final Four
2:25AM ( 15 hours ago )
A look at each Final Four team, through advanced stats
This year’s Final Four includes quite a collection of big-name programs — but this hasn’t been a particularly dominant group this season
2:03AM ( 15 hours ago )
AP Online Basketball
South Carolina's Aliyah Boston wins AP player of the year
Aliyah Boston of South Carolina is The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year
6:35PM ( 23 hours ago )
Coach K builds Blue Devils into his final Final Four team
In one of his tried-and-true motivational speeches, Mike Krzyzewski outlined his four pillars of team building
6:19PM ( 23 hours ago )
LSU's Kim Mulkey wins AP Coach of the Year for third time
Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press women's basketball Coach of the Year in her first season at LSU
6:18PM ( 23 hours ago )
College Sports
Did teen's big size factor in Florida amusement ride death?
A rising middle school football player in Missouri, only 14 but already 6 feet, 5 inches tall and well over 300 pounds, Tyre Sampson fell to his death from a towering Florida amusement ride
3:17PM ( 6 days ago )
SEC names David Cutcliffe special assistant to commissioner
Former Mississippi and Duke coach David Cutcliffe has joined the Southeastern Conference as special assistant to the commissioner for football relations
1:31PM ( 1 week ago )
Top colleges accused of violating Black athletes' rights
The National College Players Association says NCAA Division I schools are violating the civil rights of Black basketball and major college football players by prohibiting compensation
1:07PM ( 1 week ago )
AP Sports - College Football
NBA prospects get another college incentive with paid deals
Top NBA prospects suddenly have many more options when it comes when it comes to playing college basketball or pursuing alternative routes to the professional ranks
2:24PM ( 2 days ago )
Social media explodes during Oscars; TV viewership doesn't
Will Smith's violent slap of Chris Rock during the Academy Awards ceremony had no appreciable difference on the size of the ABC broadcast's television audience
5:36PM ( 3 days ago )
Buzzer-beaters, NBA stars highlight best of Duke-UNC rivalry
The Duke-North Carolina rivalry has been filled with future NBA stars and intense finishes through nearly 100 meetings in Mike Krzyzewski's Hall of Fame tenure with the Blue Devils
7:15PM ( 3 days ago )
AP Sports - Men's College Basketball
McCollum cheered in return, helps Pelicans beat Blazers
CJ McCollum received a 90-second standing ovation in his first visit to Portland since a February trade to New Orleans, then scored 25 points to lead the Pelicans over the Trail Blazers 117-107
1:47AM ( 1 day ago )
Booker, Paul deliver at end, Suns hold off Warriors 107-103
Devin Booker’s two free throws with 34.2 seconds left put Phoenix ahead, Draymond Green traveled to turn it over before Chris Paul made a short jumper, and the NBA-best Phoenix Suns held off the Golden State Warriors 107-103 in a furious finish between Western Conference rivals
1:34AM ( 1 day ago )
Young scores 41 in homecoming as Hawks top Thunder 136-118
Trae Young had 41 points and eight assists, and the Atlanta Hawks rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 136-118
12:10AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - NBA
Jury gets case of 4 men charged in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot
Jurors have heard closing arguments and will begin deliberations Monday in the trial of four men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
5:30PM ( 15 minutes ago )
House votes to decriminalize marijuana, but Senate fate dim
The House has approved a bill decriminalizing marijuana and letting states set their own policies on pot
5:29PM ( 17 minutes ago )
DeGrom out with shoulder issue, dealing huge blow to Mets
With opening day less than a week away, every team in Major League Baseball is hoping to finish spring training without any significant injuries
5:25PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Dress rehearsal: NASA moon rocket's last test before launch
NASA is kicking off a critical countdown test for its new moon rocket
5:18PM ( 27 minutes ago )
New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 28 mpg
New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026 under new rules unveiled by the government
5:11PM ( 35 minutes ago )