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Jay Bilas Has Some Harsh Words for Wake Fans

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:13pm

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas spoke with radio host David Glenn on Wednesday, and among the topics discussed was the coaching situation at Wake Forest.  While most Deacons fans have been eager to see Jeff Bzdelik get the ax, Bilas made it clear that he believes the fourth-year coach has been mistreated in Winston-Salem.

Billboards, websites and newspaper ads have all been used in the campaign of Wake Forest fans who want Bzdelik canned, and much of it rubbed Bilas the wrong way.

"The fanbase has reacted in such a way that the water may be poisoned," Bilas said.  "Billboards?  Really?  Jeff Bzdelik and his family have received threats.  Really?"

Bilas also shared his feelings on Bzdelik as a coach.

"I think Jeff Bzdelik's an excellent basketball coach and a great guy," the analyst said.

Check out the entire soundbite to hear all of Bilas' take.