Duke: Coach K to miss Wake Forest game with virus

Duke: Coach K to miss Wake Forest game with virus

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss Saturday’s sport in opposition to Wake Forest due to a virus.

Crew officers made the announcement concerning the 70-year-old Corridor of Fame coach about 40 minutes earlier than tipoff.

Affiliate head coach Jeff Capel is once more working the group in his absence. Capel led the group for 4 weeks halfway by way of final season after the winningest males’s coach in Division I had again surgical procedure.

The seventh-ranked Blue Devils (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Convention) are coming off an 87-52 rout at Pittsburgh and face a fast turnaround with a street sport Monday night time at No. 18 Miami.

Krzyzewski is 1,085-332 in his 43rd season as a school head coach, with 1,012 of these victories coming throughout his 38 seasons at Duke.

This marks the third straight season wherein Krzyzewski – who turns 71 on Feb. 13 – has missed at the least one sport due to his well being.

The Blue Devils went Four-Three final season whereas Coach Okay stepped away to have a fraction of a herniated disk eliminated final January. One of many victories throughout that span got here in opposition to Wake Forest.

Capel is a former Duke guard within the 1990s and ex-head coach at Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma. He additionally stuffed in for his mentor for one sport in 2015-16, a street victory at Georgia Tech after Krzyzewski missed the journey due to hypertension and dehydration.

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