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Is Duke's Coach K really upset with President Obama?


(Read caption) Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked about President Obama's NCAA picks yesterday and his comments are drawing criticism from the left and the right over what he really meant.

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So is Coach K really criticizing President Obama?

Well, depending on what website you go to this morning, you could sure read it that way.

The right side of the web is pointing to comments Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski made yesterday as kind of a slap-down on the president.

They're saying that the coach was being critical of the president's interest in the tournament when there are more pressing matters at hand.


Is it that or was Coach K having some fun because the Big O didn't select Duke to go deep? Further, he picked Duke's nemesis, the University of North Carolina, to win it all.

FOX News played it up with this headline: "Duke coach to Obama: Worry about the economy, not NCAA picks"

And they reported the coach's comments this way:

"Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said from the Blue Devils' first-round site in Greensboro, N.C.

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