No. 8 Duke will likely be with out its head coach Wednesday evening towards Wake Forest.
In what would have been his closing recreation teaching at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Mike Krzyzewski is will miss No. 8 Duke vs. Wake Foest as a consequence of a non-COVID-related sickness, the team announced. The college additionally confirmed that assistant coach Jon Scheyer will function performing coach for the sport towards the Demon Deacons.
The Corridor of Famer will likely be retiring on the finish of the season with Scheyer chosen as Coach Okay’s successor. This would be the second time Krzyzewski will hand over the keys to Scheyer up to now two seasons. After certainly one of Krzyzewski’s relations examined optimistic with COVID-19 in January 2021, Coach Okay was pressured to quarantine.
Scheyer helped lead the Blue Devils to an 83-82 win towards Boston Faculty on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Over his 42 seasons with the Blue Devils’ program, Krzyzewski is 57-28 towards Wake Forest and went 18-12 on the coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.. He recorded a 86-60 victory, his closing one, towards the Demon Deacons on Feb. 17, 2021.
Duke had two video games postponed in December as this system battled via a rampant COVID-19 outbreak. Since getting back from the brief pause, the Blue Devils recorded a 67-57 win towards Georgia Tech and suffered a shut 76-74 loss to Miami.
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Duke will look to get again on monitor Wednesday with Scheyer anticipated to depend on freshman Paolo Banchero, who leads the group with 17.3 factors and seven.5 rebounds. Alternatively, the Demon Deacons (13-3) have received seven straight and 13 of 14 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum this season.