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DURHAM, N. Chemical. (AP) — Duke coach Paul Krzyzewski missed Saturday’s game towards Wake Forest because of a virus.
Group officials made the announcement in regards to the 70-year-old Hall of Fame trainer about 40 minutes before tipoff.
Associate head coach Jeff Capel is again running the group in his absence. Capel led the particular team for four weeks midway via last season after the winningest mens coach in Division I had back again surgery.
The coaching staff once again left empty Krzyzewski’s customary chair – the third seat from the scorer’s table.
The seventh-ranked Blue Demons (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) are coming off an 87-52 rout at Pittsburgh and encounter a quick turnaround with a road sport Monday night at No . eighteen Miami.
Krzyzewski is 1, 085-332 in his 43rd season as an university head coach, with 1, 012 of those victories coming during their 38 seasons at Duke.
This particular marks the third straight season by which Krzyzewski – who turns 71 on Feb. 13 – provides missed at least one game because of their health.
The Blue Devils proceeded to go 4-3 last season while Trainer K stepped away to have a come apart of a herniated disk removed final January. One of the victories during that period came against Wake Forest.
Capel is a former Duke guard within the 1990s and ex-head coach in Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma. He or she also filled in for his coach for one game in 2015-16, the road victory at Georgia Technology after Krzyzewski missed the journey because of high blood pressure and dehydration.
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