ESPN just released an article based on Coach K's comments to a radio show this morning. Link. Quotes:
Obviously, that was a poor choice of words and very insulting to everyone here at Duke but especially, not just our African-American players, but any African-American students. When you judge within a race, you start judging, like you put categories as to who you are. I think that's just the wrong thing to do.
We were very successful against them and, to be quite frank with you, we recruited Chris Webber. I didn't recruit Jalen Rose because we had Grant Hill and I'm happy with that. We didn't look at the other, Juwan Howard [because] we knew he wasn't going to come to Duke. The other two kids we didn't think were the caliber that could play as well as Thomas Hill and Brian Davis and Billy McCaffery. They're good kids. They were good kids.
They had a heck of a run but, they didn't leave anything, they didn't establish anything there. The guys that I had established something that Jay Williams continued to do 10 years later -- the standards of what it meant to be a Duke basketball player.
I'm not going to make too strong of a comment about what I think, because, frankly, it doesn't matter much. I will say that I think Coach K is smarter than actually believing Jalen was talking about modern day as opposed to 1991. On the other hand, Jalen laid out some pretty serious allegations in Coach K's direction.