President Barack Obama talks to Coach Mike Krzyzewski, who led Duke to win the NCAA Men’s Division One Basketball Championship, in the Oval Office, April 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
WASHINGTON — The Butler Bulldogs may not have won the NCAA title, but they might get to shoot hoops with the president.
President Barack Obama called coach Brad Stevens this afternoon and spoke to the players by speakerphone. Obama told the Bulldogs they played a great game and he hopes to shoot hoops with them sometime, according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.
The call came after Obama congratulated Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and told him the White House lawn “can hold all the Crazies,” Gibbs said on the social media site Twitter. The Cameron
Crazies is the name of the team’s student supporters.
Duke beat Butler 61-59 Monday night in a final NCAA matchup that few had predicted.