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Coach K’s farewell tour: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski lobbies for NCAA change before Final Four game vs. UNC – CBS Sports

In one of his last few media sessions as Duke’s head coach, Mike Krzyzewski took an opportunity Friday to voice his opinion on the changing landscape of the NCAA and, in particular, how the organization’s evolution will impact college basketball. With his Blue Devils set to play North Carolina in the Final Four on Saturday night, Krzyzewski’s coaching career will be over by Tuesday at the latest. But Coach K made it clear he’ll be watching closely the results of the NCAA’s Division I Transformation Committee.

The committee, chaired by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and Ohio athletic director Julie Cromer, was announced in October with the purpose of “making recommendations to the board for how to address Division I’s most significant challenges and more effectively meet the needs of current and future student-athletes.”

“The thing that I would recommend is that this is a transformational time for college athletics,” said Krzyzewski. “When you transform, the main thing you transform is structure, organization. The structure we have right now does not work … l hope all these these things that they’re coming out with — all the compliance stuff — that should come after structure.”

Beyond the changes enacted allowing immediately eligibility for transfers and permitting college athletes to benefit financially off their name, image and likeness, the NCAA faces scrutiny on a litany of other issues. Among them is the slow nature of its enforcement process, which has been magnified as infractions cases have been clogged up for years following the FBI’s 2017 sting on corruption in the sport.

A bipartisan bill unveiled by Congress this week would limit NCAA investigations to a maximum of eight months and cut the statute of limitations in half to just two years.

“It’s a time to look at the whole thing,” said Krzyzewski. “It’s a time to look at and see: Do you do something like football and they’re under one roof? Do you organize men and women’s basketball under another roof? Do you do that in different segments of the NCAA? Do you have different houses, not try to put everyone in one house? Do you have leadership groups for each of those houses? Do they have the autonomy then to handle situations at that level that never gets to the big house? Do you then, at different times, meet together to see what things are happening in all these houses that help everybody?

“Give autonomy to different groups. And then bring it all together.”

Krzyzewski clarified that he would prefer not to be involved “in a formal basis” in engineering structural change within the NCAA, but wanted to be clear about where he stands as he prepares to exit the coaching ranks, calling the NCAA “an organization that has not been able to adapt.”

“If you’re going to change, don’t talk to just the older coaches,” Krzyzewski said. “Like, the younger coaches have a real good feel for what’s happening right now with NIL and student-athletes being represented by agents and the transfer portal. And you know why, they have a better feel for it than me? Because it affects them. And 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 just on a committee who don’t have — they don’t have a feel for it. How do you get a feel for it? And you have to talk — and a lot of the young coaches would be great in …….

Source: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/coach-ks-farewell-tour-duke-coach-mike-krzyzewski-lobbies-for-ncaa-change-before-final-four-game-vs-unc/

In one of his last few media sessions as Duke’s head coach, Mike Krzyzewski took an opportunity Friday to voice his opinion on the changing landscape of the NCAA and, in particular, how the organization’s evolution will impact college basketball. With his Blue Devils set to play North Carolina in the Final Four on Saturday night, Krzyzewski’s coaching career will be over by Tuesday at the latest. But Coach K made it clear he’ll be watching closely the results of the NCAA’s Division I Transformation Committee.

The committee, chaired by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and Ohio athletic director Julie Cromer, was an…….

In one of his last few media sessions as Duke’s head coach, Mike Krzyzewski took an opportunity Friday to voice his opinion on the changing landscape of the NCAA and, in particular, how the organization’s evolution will impact college basketball. With his Blue Devils set to play North Carolina in the Final Four on Saturday night, Krzyzewski’s coaching career will be over by Tuesday at the latest. But Coach K made it clear he’ll be watching closely the results of the NCAA’s Division I Transformation Committee.

The committee, chaired by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and Ohio athletic director Julie Cromer, was an…….

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