By Dan Bernstein- senior columnist

(CBS) “No comment” can buy Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski some time, but not much more.

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He brushed aside questions Monday about why it took nearly a year to kick Rasheed Sulaimon off his team after he became aware of two allegations of sexual assault against him. You can bet that he, Duke University officials and some expensive lawyers are now crafting what to say next as professional reporters pick up where the courageous student journalists at The Chronicle left off.

Mike, why did nothing happen to Sulaimon until it was clear the story was out of the basketball program’s control and about to go public?

Why was an intern in your program with knowledge of the allegations intimidated directly by deputy athletic director Mike Cragg?

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Why were separate investigations of each incident of the sexual assault of a student not initiated regardless of any report being filed, per federal requirement?

Let’s see if the great emperor tries to pull the insulting Joe Paterno defense, insulating himself by claiming he’s merely a lowly school employee beholden to so many bosses, instead of the most powerful person on campus.

It will be equally as convincing.

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Dan Bernstein is a co-host of 670 The Score’s “Boers and Bernstein Show” in afternoon drive. Follow him on Twitter  @dan_bernstein and read more of his columns here.