Thursday, June 29, 2006

Eric Gordon schools Coach K

According to this Indy Star story, Coach K decided it was his patriotic, noble duty to call out gold-plated Illini recruit Eric Gordon for playing for the Indiana Junior All-Stars instead of training with USA basketball's 18-and-under program in San Antonio.

Here are K's quotes:

"Eric Gordon is an outstanding player and should actually be here," Krzyzewski is quoted as saying in the Wednesday story, adding he hoped eventually "the people who run those all-star games would understand that it's more important to play for your country."

Krzyzewski said he didn't blame Gordon specifically, but added: "If a kid gets an opportunity to play for his country, whether you're playing at the Nike camp, the Adidas camp or the Indiana-Kentucky all-star (series), it should be no decision."

Here is Gordon's response:

"It doesn't bother me at all," he said of Krzyzewski's comments. Asked if he thought his choice of Illinois over Duke had anything to do with it, Gordon said, "Probably. When I talked to (Duke), they said I was their No. 1 target. When I chose Illinois over them, they were probably shocked."

A couple quick points:

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