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Coach K sees one-and-dones becoming 'a thing'

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07:42 AM ET 11.28 | Barely into the college basketball season, a good bit of wonder already surrounds where Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle will go in the NBA draft. But is it a good thing that the faces of the game are making a one-year pit stop? One of college basketball's most distinguished voices says no. "Nationally, I'm a little bit worried that that is always becoming a thing," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told a small group of reporters Tuesday at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. "I think part of it is that people who show our games show NBA, too. So, the constant thought is cross-promoting. ... I love ESPN, and I think they should do whatever they want to do. But what I'm saying is, in some ways, we as a college basketball community should not completely buy into that."

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November 28, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Wow this mutherphu<ker is a genius.

November 28, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Then stop recruiting the one and done kids. Don't pretend you are surprised, and don't blame ESPN. Man up and admit you and all the other coaches who chase after these kids every year are the problem. Win now, worry about next year later is why CBB is a revolving door of teenagers on their way to the NBA.

November 28, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Old age, slow to think, great coach though, just slow to grasp.

November 28, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Well really! The colleges are making mega bucks off of them, their coaches are making mega bucks off of them, the pros are making mega bucks off of them. Did anyone think the players did not see that without jumping in line?

November 28, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Here's my thing today: coffee, feed the horses, breakfast, settle in to watch NFL football as wifey whips up Thanksgiving dinner, then feast on the bounty the Good Lord has provided, watch the Cowboys/Raiders, take a siesta, feed the horses, and turkey sandwiches for supper along with the oatmeal cookies I made yesterday. What a day!

And to all my buds here on FN: Wishing youall a satisfying, leisurely, and Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2013  09:54 AM ET

How about requiring athletes to meet admission standards of the normal (non-athlete) student body? That right there would really cut down on the number of one-and-dones. If they can't meet normal admission standards ... too bad. That's life. If they REALLY REALLY want to work on a degree, which is doubtful, the University of Phoenix will accept them.

It's not the job of colleges to prepare players for the NBA, and colleges shouldn't be expected to dumb down standards so street ballers can dunk in the college gym for 1.5 semesters.

 
November 28, 2013  09:58 AM ET

becoming???????

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