Moments after Duke was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced that he was suspending guard Grayson Allen for the rest of the tournament.
Coach K is getting serious in regards with discipline for his players. He just suspended Grayson Allen for the remainder of the season.
“Grayson’s behavior a couple months ago runs counter to the behavior I expect from men of Duke,” Coach K explained. “So, now that we know we won’t be winning the National Championship, I’ve decided that Grayson will not be allowed to participate in our quest to win a national championship.”
Allen, who was previously suspended for one game following a series of tripping incidents, said that he accepted his coach’s decision.
“Coach knows what’s best,” Allen told reporters. “Specifically, he knows what’s best for our chances of winning a National Championship. But he also knows best for teaching us lessons that in no way actually impact our chances of winning a National Championship.”
Coach K also added that if Allen returns next season, any additional tripping incidents will result in a lifelong ban from playing for Duke after his senior year.