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Final Four basketball coaches issue joint statement on Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The four coaches of the teams that will play in the NCAA Final Four Tournament have issued a joint statement in regards to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, according to a release issued by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

On Wednesday, the National Association of Basketball Coaches held a conference call between the four coaches.

The four coaches – John Calipari of the University of Kentucky, Tom Izzo of Michigan State University, Bo Ryan of the University of Wisconsin and Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University - have said they support the policies of their institutions and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The four coaches said in a joint statement:

“We are aware of the recent actions in Indiana and have made a point to talk about this sensitive and important issue among ourselves and with our teams. Each of us strongly supports the positions of the NCAA and our respective institutions on this matter, that discrimination of any kind should not be tolerated. As a part of America's higher education system, college basketball plays an important role in diversity, equality, fairness and inclusion, and will continue to do so in the future.”

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