Duke Coach Sends Strong Message to Obama After NCAA Championships
April 10, 2015 9:30pm PST
Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team, the Duke Blue Devils, just won the NCAA Championships, and he used his time in the spotlight to let the world know exactly what he thinks about Obama.
Coach K accepted an award at an Army awards conference in front of Army officers and defense contractors. There, he criticized Obama for announcing that he didn’t plan to deploy troops to fight ISIS.
“I know it’s upsetting to many of you when you hear ‘no boots on the ground,’ ” Coach K said, according to Conservative Tribune. “It upsets me too because that’s like saying I’m not going to play two of my best players.”
He went on to talk about the fundamentals of war, saying, “It’s about letting your opponent know that we are going to use our best players. Now whether you use them or not, that’s up to the coach. You never tell an opponent you are not going to use them …”
Coach K has been vocal with criticizing Obama in the past. Back in 2009, when Obama picked North Carolina to win the NCAA March Madness tournament, Coach K publicly advised Obama to spend more time focusing on the economy instead of filling out brackets.
A veteran himself, Coach K also made a point to honor the army during his speech, something that Obama would never do.
“I want to thank you for the countless times your boots have been on the ground, and as a result have given me an opportunity to live in a free country, to do what I want to do, to coach the United States team, the Duke team, whatever,” he said. “So on behalf of the ordinary people, we love you and thank you for doing that.”
We applaud Coach K for having the courage to tell the world how he really feels about Obama despite the risk of backlash. Stay strong, Coach K!