Coach Pressler offered me his resignation earlier this afternoon, and I accepted it. I believe this is in the best interests of the program, the department of athletics and the university.
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All I can do is what I think is right. I've always tried to build relationships with people on campus, and I think they know what kind of person I am. ... I think I feel as secure as I can be, given the situation.
Coach Pressler offered me his resignation earlier this afternoon and I accepted it.
When that report comes out, we'll have a better idea. We're going to have to wait for that report to come back May 1, and then we'll study it and we'll sit down with the president and university officials and decide what we're going to do.
Several players who were present acknowledge, however, that they did hire private party dancers and that underage drinking occurred. The judgment of the team members to host and participate in this event is inconsistent with the values of Duke Athletics and Duke University and is unacceptable.
This was huge for us, beating them in their gym after they've beaten us the last couple of years. They're a really good team, we just got some big rebounds when we needed them and played good defense.
The players deny the criminal allegations. We continue to monitor the situation and will respond accordingly to further developments as the facts become known.
He said there were too many incidents, but there's not enough incidents to make a drastic change in the program at this point in time.