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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski to miss FSU game

Legendary Blue Devils head coach will not coach Saturday

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2020 is in the rearview, but the tumultuous environment in sports still remains in the New Year.

When the Duke Blue Devils travel to Tallahassee Saturday to take on the Florida State Seminoles basketball team, legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski will not be courtside after being exposed to somebody who tested positive for the coronavirus.

From the official press release:

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. Krzyzewski did not travel with the team, which arrived in Tallahassee Friday evening.

The No. 20 Blue Devils (3-2, 1-0 ACC) face No. 18 Florida (5-2, 1-1 ACC) at 8 p.m. ET on Jan. 2. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN2.

Duke associate head coach Jon Scheyer will serve as acting head coach for Saturday’s game.

The Duke women’s basketball team cancelled their season just last week.

From Duke Basketball Report:

Earlier this month, when asked about the pandemic, new Duke women’s coach Kara Lawson said “I don’t think we should be playing right now. That’s my opinion on it.”

Now, according to the AP, Duke women’s basketball has decided to cancel the rest of the season.