Nov 18, 2010
Coach K Wants Coaches To Have Input In Summer Recruiting Debate

A few months ago, when the Collegiate Commissioners Association voted overwhelmingly to ask school presidents to eliminate the July recruiting period in basketball, they did so without getting valuable input from coaches, according to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who seems peeved.

The NCAA Board of Directors announced last month it wouldn’t immediately sponsor legislation to ban the recruiting, instead it planned for a study with changes possible for 2012.

“First of all, I’d like to see legislation not put forward without input from coaches, Krzyzewski said Wednesday in a teleconference with news media. This summer the conference commissioners voted to get rid of summer recruiting, and there wasn’t anybody from basketball representing the game at that meeting, which sometimes is the reason that poor legislation is passed concerning our game. We should always have a representative of basketball at committee meetings where they’re deciding things about our game.”

Krzyzewski, also coach for the U.S. national team, has said he wants players to one day have more opportunities with USA Basketball in the summer. This is something he seems to want incorporated with the summer recruiting period.

“USA Basketball should be part of the solution, he said. If people would cut out summer recruiting, it would be a huge mistake. Now, what we do with it, how we go forward, let’s figure out what’s in the best interest of our game, what’s in the best interest of all the schools involved.”

Proponents of eliminating the summer recruiting period say they want to get rid of agents and runners, sometimes called third parties, who are continually infiltrating the summer circuit. Krzyzewski indicated the plan won’t work.

“You’re going to need to go out (recruiting) or else you’re going to have to deal with more people who have no restrictions, he said. They’re not answerable to any authorities.”

Coach K Wants Coaches To Have Input In Summer Recruiting Debate

USA Today

A few months ago, when the Collegiate Commissioners Association voted overwhelmingly to ask school presidents to eliminate the July recruiting period in basketball, they did so without getting valuable input from coaches, according to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who seems peeved.

The NCAA Board of Directors announced last month it wouldn’t immediately sponsor legislation to ban the recruiting, instead it planned for a study with changes possible for 2012.

“First of all, I’d like to see legislation not put forward without input from coaches, Krzyzewski said Wednesday in a teleconference with news media. This summer the conference commissioners voted to get rid of summer recruiting, and there wasn’t anybody from basketball representing the game at that meeting, which sometimes is the reason that poor legislation is passed concerning our game. We should always have a representative of basketball at committee meetings where they’re deciding things about our game.”

Krzyzewski, also coach for the U.S. national team, has said he wants players to one day have more opportunities with USA Basketball in the summer. This is something he seems to want incorporated with the summer recruiting period.

“USA Basketball should be part of the solution, he said. If people would cut out summer recruiting, it would be a huge mistake. Now, what we do with it, how we go forward, let’s figure out what’s in the best interest of our game, what’s in the best interest of all the schools involved.”

Proponents of eliminating the summer recruiting period say they want to get rid of agents and runners, sometimes called third parties, who are continually infiltrating the summer circuit. Krzyzewski indicated the plan won’t work.

“You’re going to need to go out (recruiting) or else you’re going to have to deal with more people who have no restrictions, he said. They’re not answerable to any authorities.”






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