Coach K’s Grandson Michael Savarino and Duke Star Paolo Banchero Were Arrested on DWI Charges

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SJ - November 16, 2021

Coach K's farewell tour just hit a major bump in the road.  His grandson Michael Savarino and Duke star Paolo Banchero were arrested early Sunday morning on DWI charges.

Savarino, who is 20, was the driver and reportedly blew a .08.  Banchero, 19, was charged with aiding and abetting impaired driving.

From WRAL:

Court records show Michael Savarino was charged with driving while impaired and driving after consuming under the age of 21. Savarino, 20, is the grandson of Duke head men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzyewski. Police records also show he was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign/flashing red light.

Paolo Banchero, 19, faces a charge of aiding and abetting impaired driving. Banchero, a freshman, was one of the class of 2021's most coveted recruits. Banchero was voted as the preseason ACC Player of the Year and expected to be picked early in the upcoming NBA Draft.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Knox said Savarino was pulled over at a traffic stop at Bushy Cook Road and W. Ten Road near Hillsborough just after 1 a.m. on Sunday. The trooper felt Savarino showed signs of impairment, administering a breathalyzer test. Savarino registered a .08. He was released under a written promise to appear in court.

I don't know about you, but I kind of feel like a "collapse" on the court might be coming soon.  It also sounds to me like the old ball coach should have been saving some of those talks he's had in his opponent's locker rooms for his grandkids.


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