SJ - July 19, 2021
Coach K recently appeared on "The Steam Room" podcast which is hosted by Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson. Barkley took the opportunity to tell a story from the time he played for Duke's legendary coach during the 1992 Olympics.
Barkley said he gave his room key to Coach K's daughter so she could get a couple of drinks from the minibar in his room. Coach K's daughter instead cleaned out his minibar.
As a result Barkley was scared for his life and avoided Coach K the next day at practice.
"I've never been this scared in my life. So we're playing on the Dream Team, and one of coach’s daughters asks me, 'Charles, can I go get a couple of beers out of your minibar?' Scottie, Michael, me, and Magic played cards every single night. So his daughter says, 'Charles, can I go get a couple of beers out your minibar?' I said, 'Of course.' I give her my key. When I get back to the room about five hours later my minibar is empty."
Barkley then said he avoided Coach K at practice the next day. Coach K confirmed Barkley's story and surprisingly blamed his daughter for cleaning out the minibar.
Here's the interview and I kind of feel like Coach K was close to faking an illness mid-podcast.
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