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Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski To Return For Wake Forest Game

Good to see!

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NCAA Basketball: Duke at Notre Dame
Dec 16, 2020; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski signals to his players in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. 
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Great news for Duke basketball: Coach K is out of quarantine and will coach Saturday against Wake Forest.

Duke’s legendary coach was directed into quarantine after a family member turned up in contact tracing. Krzyzewski never had the virus himself and so didn’t test positive.

This is nothing like 1995 obviously, when Coach K had to sit out most of the season for health reasons, but for those who remember the following year, it took about five minutes for him to get T’d up.

And it wasn’t like he was baiting the refs. He was just reinforcing the idea that Duke Basketball has standards.

So while we don’t expect that level of anger today, we do expect to see a very intense Mike Krzyzewski who is, after all, still forming his team into what it ultimately will be.