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Coach K Defends Jahlil Okafor: He’s a Great Kid

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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski defended his former player Jahlil Okafor, who was suspended two games by the Philadelphia 76ers following two separate incidents in Boston. Krzyzewski, who coached Okafor for one season, said people should not judge Okafor based solely on his most recent actions.

“Jah is one of the greatest kids ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever,” Krzyzewski said following Duke’s game against Indiana. “He did a couple of stupid things, and so knock him for it. Suspend him, but let’s move on. Make him learn from it, but don’t characterize him based on that. He’s a special, special kid.”

Source: Dana O’Neil of ESPN

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