The Blue Devils coach is being questioned after the loss to Michigan State.
Duke will not be heading to the Final Four in 2019.
That wouldn't be such a shocking statement if the Blue Devils didn't have the roster that they did this year. Many in the college basketball world came after Coach K after the loss, even though a Tom Izzo-coached Michigan State team is always a worthy opponent. Media and fans alike claimed a roster led by Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett should have, at the very least, made the Final Four and are now calling the legendary Duke coach into question.
I don’t care if this an unpopular opinion but Coach K is overrated. At least compared to Roy Williams. Roy gets more out of “less talented recruits” every single year while Duke rarely lives up to the hype. I’m not saying coach K is a bad coach I’m just saying Williams is better.— Tyler James (@TylerJamesNBA) March 31, 2019
coach k getting badly outwitted in three consecutive games is strenuous to observe— Ben Detrick (@bdetrick) March 31, 2019
Every journalist would demand Coach Cal’s Head if he lost with Dukes roster in the Elite 8 but you won’t hear a word like that for ol Coach K— Jay Hochstetler (@JDHarness) March 31, 2019
The loss was tough for Duke fans but they did get to enjoy one of the most exciting seasons of basketball while it lasted.