Coach K reiterates: NC should repeal “embarrassing” HB2

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has previously stated his opposition to North Carolina’s all-purpose LGBT discrimination law, HB2, renewed his stance yesterday in an interview with Business Insider.

“Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski supports the NCAA’s decision to pull seven postseason sporting events, including NCAA Tournament basketball games, from North Carolina over HB2, the so-called bathroom law.

‘I’m in full agreement with that,’ Krzyzewski said Tuesday while speaking with Business Insider to promote the launch of his new leadership program, PowerForward.

Krzyzewski said he still felt the same as when he was asked about HB2 at the start of the US men’s basketball team’s training sessions in Las Vegas before the Olympics.

‘I said during the start of our practice sessions in Vegas, when asked about HB2, I said it’s embarrassing, and it still is embarrassing.’

The law prevents local governments from passing nondiscrimination ordinances for LGBT people, and it is best known for barring transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Presumably, Krzyzewski, who in the past has been a frequent donor to conservative politicians, also agrees with today’s decision by the Atlantic Coast Conference to pull 10 championship games from the state in protest over the law. Stay tuned.

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