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Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:14 am
 
By Matt Norlander

From our Rapid Reports last night (and if you're wondering what Rapid Reports are, click here), Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski offered up an interesting quote about conference realignment and the somewhat unstable marriages of college and the NCAA.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski thinks if the NCAA wants to keep the top conferences, it needs to change its prospect contact rules.

“The old NCAA is no longer,” Krzyzewski said. “To go back can’t happen. The NCAA needs to change. I’d hate to see the top conferences not be a part of it, and that could happen.”
Many believe the big schools will one day shuffle away from the NCAA, once they have the money (read: power) to do so. When arguably the greatest coach in the history of the sport is talking like that's a possibility, the NCAA has a problem.

Today is ACC media day. I'm sure K may get asked about this once or twice.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

The NCAA is a Triceratops and an asteriod is about to crash.

Super conference consolidation is unstoppable. And once the logistics are figured out they'll band together and cut the NCAA out of the mix.

It's going to be glorious.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

Finally somebody has the guts to say the NCAA is worthless.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

The NCAA needs a major overhaul but is to stubborn and arrogant to do it.  This could happen for both football and basketball.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

Hey Matt -- maybe if you were a good journalist you would ask him. Why does CBS just regurgitate quotes and articles written on other sites? Your entire site has become a BLOG.



Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

THE NCFA  (The National Collegiate Football Association)  IT could happen!

We once had the AFL after the NFL! 



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

He's right though.  Alls the NCAA does is monitor programs and enforce rules.  They take like 1/3 the profiets from NCAA Tournament, profits from bowl games, etc.

If the SEC and ACC hypothetically joined forces whose to say what could happen.  Since confernces were allowed to negotiate their own tv deals it has shown how they dont need the NCAA.  Multi Billion dollar TV deals for conferences and to get invited to a bowl game means on average 500,000$ more?  Schools make more than that hosting an OOC at home than they do in Bowl games.

Conferences abilities to expand and obtain mega TV deals has shown that the NCAA indeed, does not have all the power.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

And this is prominent front page article-worthy why? Just because Coach K said it?

It's an interesting consideration but do we need an article for everything Coach K says and thinks?



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

Of course a wildcat fan wants to remove the chance of a Calipiari violation.  No kidding!



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

Thank you for giving John Wooden his due.  Good gracious, there is no comparison on records.  When there were not may college games on TV and the NCAA Tournament finals were on a Friday night, I can only remember seeing UCLA lose 3 times on TV in 10 years!  To Houston, to Notre Dame, and to N.C. State (which should have still been on probation).  Those of you who never had a chance to see a Wooden-coached team play really missed watching a clinic each game.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Coach K says schools leaving NCAA 'could happen'

The reason for the BCS conferences or the soon-to-be super conferences to leave the NCAA in basketball has some to do with the rules and sliding interpretations that the NCAA imposes to flex their power. It has far more to do with the billions paid by TV for the basketball tournament. Forming a new organization, similar to the BCS in football, for basketball would be relatively easy. Look for change closer to the expiration of the current TV contract unless the NCAA presses the issue (the contract is likely voided of the BCS schools boycott it.)

Matt, you can argue that Coach K is the greatest coach in the history of the sport if you wish. But it seems silly. John Wooden won 10 national championships. Coach K is only half way there. But there are many others. I admire coach K for some of his ability. I do not admire his coaching of the referees. It borders on disrespect for the game. I know of no coach who has had the impact of coach Wooden in the lives of his players. (No I am not a UCLA fan.) And since you include the entire history of the sport, perhaps Red Aurbach would also be a worthy discussion or Phil Jackson. Finally Phog Allen might be considered who founded many of the modern principles of coaching the game while at Kansas. Allen's coaching tree is unparalleled with Adolph Rupp, Dean Smith and many others who, themselves have developed coaching trees. Allen is also the father of sports medicine (he was a doctor as well.)


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