Duke’s Coach K Calls NC Bathroom Law ‘Embarrassing’

Barack Obama, Amile Jefferson, Quinn Cook, Mike Krzyzewski, Richard Brodhead
The Associated Press

Mike Krzyzewski coaches a men’s basketball team. But he doesn’t like the idea of a women’s restroom.

Duke University’s coach spoke out about North Carolina House Bill 2, which restricts multiple-person public restrooms on state properties to people of the biological sex indicated on the entrance, on Wednesday. He joins men’s basketball coaches at North Carolina State, North Carolina, Elon, and elsewhere in the Tar Heel State in condemning the bill.

“It’s an embarrassing bill,” Coach K told USA Today. “That’s all I’m going to say about it.”

An executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo restricting Empire State business in North Carolina cost Duke a game against Albany, which likely costs the mid-major a lot more than it costs the five-time national champion. Cuomo’s March 28 order instructs state “agencies, departments, boards, authorities and commissions to review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the state of North Carolina so long as there is law in effect there that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT citizens.”

Though the State University of New York interpreted this request to “review” travel as a command for a boycott of the state that passed a law it dislikes, it continues to offer student exchange programs in China, Egypt, and Cuba.

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