Mike Krzyzewski Called for Technical Foul Against Virginia for Throwing Marker

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

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Mike Krzyzewski is usually good about staying composed, but the Duke basketball coach picked a bad time to get mad. Well, his version of getting mad.

With just over two minutes remaining in the first half of the 2014 ACC tournament final, Coach K wasn't too happy with his team's play in recent minutes. The Cavaliers had a 23-19 lead, which led to a Blue Devils timeout. 

Something pushed Coach K over the edge. He threw a marker out of frustration, and the referee hit him with a technical.

Update: Sunday, March 16 at 4:08 p.m. ET

Coach K wasn't a fan of the call:

Full response from K when asked about his T pic.twitter.com/vRBSOGMuVN

— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) March 16, 2014

[Raleigh News & Observer]

--End of Update--

Virginia made the two ensuing free throws to take a 25-19 lead. 

In case you were wondering, the marker already has a Twitter account:

You think players decide basketball games? Think again.

— Coach K's Pen (@CoachK_Pen) March 16, 2014

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As Duke basketball pointed out, it was the second technical foul of the year for Coach K.