Coach K Apologizes to Student Reporter

A video of Coach K responding to a question from a Duke student reporter went viral on Twitter this week after the team’s loss at Louisville, 70-65.

The reporter from the Duke Chronicle asked Coach K about the plan moving forward for his team was after the defeat.

“I’m just curious as to what the next step forward here is for the team as you guys move into another week of basketball,” he asked.

The coach’s reply rubbed many people the wrong way.

The student, Jake Piazza, wrote about the experience in a column for his paper. In it, he explains what happened, how he reacted, and that Coach K called him to apologize for his response.

Duke is 5-5 (3-3) and looking down the barrel at missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.

Now for some other news from across the sport this week:

Nothing But News: Jan. 19-25, 2021

WNBA free agency signings open Feb. 1, and there is a ridiculous amount of talent expected to become available.

Detroit Mercy women’s basketball cancelled the remainder of its season after allegations of abuse were levied against head coach Annmarie Gilbert.

Serious abuse was alleged against Purdue-Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Niecee Nelson as well in a 71-page document submitted to Purdue University with complaints from 22 people.

Kelly Loeffler is close to being bought out of her ownership of the Atlanta Dream, the WNBA said in a statement. The sale price and new owner have not been reported, but public interest has been made by some, including LeBron James.

The NBA postponed the Memphis Grizzlies’ fifth-straight game, now bringing the total number of delayed NBA games to 21 through roughly one month of play.

Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart tested positive for COVID-19.

For the first time since 1982, neither North Carolina nor Duke are ranked in the men’s basketball AP Top 25.

Virginia Tech men’s basketball suspended Tyrece Radford indefinitely for “not upholding the high standards Virginia Tech has for its students and athletes.”

Get Caught Up on NBN Content!

Here is a recap of some of our content from the last week:

Dating the Head Coach: Devin Eighmey Aimed High, Hit His Shot

Nebraska Kearney women’s basketball head coach Carrie Eighmey won her 100th game in charge of the program earlier this month. We wrote about how she and her husband, Devin, met as coaches at UNK in 2015 and their path to joining the same family and coaching staff.

What State Has the Most NCAA Division I Basketball Championships

What state has won the most Division I basketball titles, including men’s and women’s? Check to see if your guess is right.

What state has the most NCAA Division I basketball championships when combining successes in both men's and women's hoops?

2015-16 College Basketball Season Quiz

Test your knowledge of college basketball’s recent history with this quiz encompassing the 2015-16 season in men’s and women’s collegiate hoops.

How good is your memory? Take this 2015-16 college basketball season quiz to test your knowledge of the college hoops campaign from five years ago.

NCAA Names New Basketball Inventor

Raymond Tortuga reports on his experience going deep into the jungle to scoop out some scoops on the new basketball inventor, Randall “The Candle” Kaminski, in the wake of the James Naismith pay-for-play scandal.

The NCAA named the new basketball inventor - Randall "The Candle" Kaminski - after vacating the title from James Naismith earlier in the month.
Randall “The Candle” Kaminski

Bracketology 2021: Predicting the NCAA Tournament (Jan. 22, 2021)

It’s finally here! The Bracketology 2021 series is officially underway, with all you need to know for how the bracket would look if the season had ended after Thursday’s games.

We are well into the 2020-21 college basketball season, and that means it's time to bring Bracketology 2021 to life. Who's in and who's out?

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