Coach K apologizes to Altman for postgame chat with Brooks

Mar 26, 2016 9:39 PM by Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he has apologized to Oregon coach Dana Altman for his postgame conversation with Dillon Brooks.

In a statement issued Saturday, Krzyzewski said "it is not my place to talk to another team's player" and he hoped he "did not create a distraction" for the top-seeded Ducks.

They play Oklahoma on Saturday night in the West Regional final.

Brooks hit a long 3-pointer with the shot clock expiring in the final seconds of the Ducks' 82-68 victory over Duke on Thursday night. In the handshake line, Krzyzewski had a prolonged discussion with the Oregon guard - and video of it immediately went viral.

In the statement, Krzyzewski said that chat "took the focus away from the terrific game that Dillon played."

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