Krzyzewski Makes His Political Push

In light of yesterday's historic election, Mike Krzyzewski began Wednesday's Lenoir-Rhyne press conference with a comically political statement as a push to increase attendance in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Krzyzewski seemed disheartened with the empty seats in Duke's final exhibition contest and likened himself to a candidate for election, saying that he is a worthy enough figure for fans to come out and support.

"It's time for change," Krzyzewski joked. "I've shown that I can handle the forgein policy very well. I'm worthy."

The coach noted that it was no excuse for fans not to turn out on a weekday, saying that Broadway puts on a matinee and a night show every Wednesday. And he pointed to his knowledge of the entertainment industry as proof of his expertise in domestic issues.

Krzyzewski then borrowed a page out of his fast friend David Cutcliffe's book, saying that he would go out and personally sell tickets if that's what it takes to pack Cameron.

"If you're not going to come, let us know and we'll sell the seats," he said. "I know I can sell them. I will sell them.... I'll go hawk them. It's my 29th year—I'll sell tickets."

There's no doubt that Krzyzewski has a brand-name, and it will apply whether he's coaching, selling tickets or even running a campaign.


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