COVID-19 recap: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski absent after coronavirus exposure, match with FSU postponed

DURHAM, NC – Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is in quarantine due to contract traceability after being exposed to someone positive for COVID-19.

Krzyzewski has not tested positive for COVID-19. He did not travel with the team to Tallahassee, Fla. On Friday before Saturday’s scheduled Atlantic Coast Conference game against the No.19 Seminoles.

Hours after the announcement, the ACC said on Friday night that the game had been postponed following a positive test, subsequent quarantine and contact tracing under the Florida state program.

The Duke team, already in Tallahassee, will fly to Durham on Saturday. Assistant head coach Jon Scheyer was to coach the team in place of Krzyzewski. The status of the 73-year-old coach is unknown for future contests, which include a Jan.6 game against Boston College.

Duke (3-2) has not played for more than two weeks, since a 75-65 victory over Notre Dame on December 16. His game against Pittsburgh last week was postponed due to testing positive for COVID-19 in the Panthers program.

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