Mike Krzyzewski is clearly upset over his grandson’s weekend arrest … ’cause the Duke coach told reporters Tuesday he considers it a “violation of our standards.”
The 74-year-old — who’s in his final season as the Blue Devils’ head man — spoke for the first time publicly about Michael Savarino‘s Sunday arrest … and he promised he and his team will “handle that.”
Unclear what any sort of punishment will be — but it should be noted, Savarino, who’s been playing for Coach K since 2019, was not spotted at Duke’s game Tuesday against Gardner-Webb.
“We’re already handling it,” the coach said after beating Gardner-Webb, 92-52. “But, it’s a violation of our standards. That’s it.”
As we previously reported, Savarino was arrested after cops say he showed signs of impairment during a routine traffic stop Sunday at around 1:10 a.m.
Authorities say the 20-year-old blew a .08 while in custody … and was ultimately hit with three charges, including DWI.
His passenger, Duke star Paolo Banchero, was also hit with an aiding and abetting charge over the incident … but unlike Savarino, Coach K allowed Banchero to start Tuesday.
The freshman forward played 26 minutes in the win, scoring 10 points.
“It’s two different situations,” Coach K said of why he started Banchero but sidelined Savarino. “Two entirely different situations. Headlines might make it look like it’s the same — it’s not.”
Krzyzewski added, “The decisions we made are in conjunction with our authorities — our superiors. We’re taking action. We took action and we will continue to take action.”
Both Savarino and Banchero are due in court for hearings on the matter next month.