Coach K says Jeremy Lin is here to stay
Coach K weighed in on Jeremy Lin, who he knew about because his former player Tommy Amaker coached him.
“I think Tommy thought he had a chance,” Krzyzewski said. “But I don’t think anyone could have predicted this. Guys get better.”
Coach K thinks Lin is very good because he can extend his dribble and still probe the defense for opportunities. That’s the key for a Mike D’Antoni offense.
“The kid is for real,” Coach K said. “Everybody should give him credit. This isn’t the hula hoop. This kid is going to be good for a long time.”
Krzyzewski also weighed in on Austin Rivers, who made big game-winner last week. “The thing his he wanted the ball all season,” Coach K said. “He didn’t deserve the ball all of the season.”