You know what Mike Krzyzewski loves about a Butler-Duke national championship? I mean, besides that it's fetish porn for the Playing Basketball The Right Way crowd? What Mike Krzyzewski really loves about Butler-Duke is the game's delicious elitism.
"What I think the great story is, tomorrow night is two private institutions playing for the national title," Krzyzewski said. "I don't know how much that's been done. I think that's a pretty cool thing, to have two private institutions playing for the national title. It's a pretty cool thing."
Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli was cool. Earl Monroe was cool. But a basketball game serving as monument to scholastic exclusivity? I submit here that Mike Krzyzewski does not know cool or even "pretty cool" and that he will never know either unless Marvin Gaye is one day resurrected as a white point guard from Naperville.
One More to Go [GoDuke.com]
Very Public Affair for Private Colleges in Tournament [The New York Times]