Krzyzewski says Haith doing right things at Miami
Frank Haith’s job security has been a hot topic at Miami in
Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t see why that’s the case.
After No. 5 Duke topped Miami 81-71 on Sunday night, Krzyzewski
began his postgame remarks with an array of compliments for the job
Haith has done with the Hurricanes, even calling his work
”I think they’re very good and I think he’s done as good a job
as anybody in the league,” Krzyzewski said.
Miami fell to 15-10 overall, 4-7 in the Atlantic Coast
Conference. The Hurricanes need to win four of their final five
conference games to finish .500 in league play.
Next up for Miami is a non-conference game at North
Carolina-Greensboro – in the arena that will host the ACC
tournament next month.
”As long as you’ve got games on your schedule, you’ve got
opportunities,” Haith said after Sunday’s game.
Miami had won three straight before Sunday, those victories
coming by a combined four points, as the Hurricanes have endured a
stretch of games unlike any other in ACC history. Entering Sunday,
Miami’s last eight games had been decided by a total of 17 points –
believed to be a league record.
Included in that stretch was a run of four consecutive losses by
a combined 11 points, all of them games in which Miami had a chance
to win in the final moments.
”When you face that adversity is when you find out if a guy is
a good coach,” Krzyzewski said. ”And you also find out if the
kids that you have, have character. And the Miami team is playing
well and they have a lot of character.”
Krzyzewski appeared in the postgame interview area after Haith
did. It wasn’t clear if Haith was made aware of Krzyzewski’s
comments before leaving the arena.
Haith is 123-96 in parts of seven seasons at Miami. He has two
full seasons remaining on his contract.
”I think Frank’s done a remarkable job with his team,”
Krzyzewski said. ”They lost all those close games and they could
have gone right down the drain. And instead, he’s resurrected them
to win a number in a row and put himself in a position to win this