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Coach K Exposed To Virus, Will Miss Florida State Game

Exposed but not yet listed as positive

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Notre Dame v Duke
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 15: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils watches on before their game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 15, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina.
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After being exposed to someone who was positive, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will not make the trip to Florida State Saturday. says this: “Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss the Duke-Florida State men’s basketball game Saturday night to observe standard quarantine protocol after being exposed to an individual not in the travel party who tested positive for COVID-19.“

We’d assume from that that Coach K is not positive but it’s certainly disruptive and not what anyone would want.

However, it’s possible that it will be an emotional positive for Duke. We may see the team raise its emotional level considerably.

In Coach K’s absence, Jon Scheyer will step up to the head spot. As most Duke fans and many other fans know, Scheyer is seen as an immensely promising young coach. He’s certainly proven his chops as a recruiter and as Tre Jones revealed after the thrilling win over UNC in Chapel Hill last year, he anticipated a situation where you’d want to miss a free throw, and how to best miss it, too.

Just 33, Scheyer will do fine in Coach K’s absence.