Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski won’t coach against Georgia Tech because of illness, officials say

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Officials at Duke University announced Tuesday that Mike Krzyzewski would not coach in Tuesday night’s game.

The announcement came just before 8 p.m. Tuesday that Krzyzewski “was feeling under the weather” on Monday night, the team announced.

Krzyzewski did not feel well after the team meal Monday and stayed in Durham as the team made the trip to Atlanta for the game against Georgia Tech, Duke officials said in a press release.

Krzyzewski was taken to Duke University Hospital where he was evaluated, according to university officials. Doctors told him to stay at home.

Associate Coach Jeff Capel will coach during Tuesday night’s game against Georgia Tech. The school says Krzyzewski – the winningest men’s coach in Division I history – is expected to return to the team soon.

The Georgia Tech game marks the first for the Blue Devils (15-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) as a non-Top 25 team since 2007.

Here is the full statement from Duke Athletics about Krzyzewski:

“Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will not be coaching the team tonight at Georgia Tech. After the team meal last evening, he was feeling under the weather and stayed back in Durham, where he was evaluated at Duke University Hospital and directed by his doctors to remain home”

“Associate head coach Jeff Capel will coach the team in tonight’s game at Georgia Tech. Coach Krzyzewski is expected to return to the team soon.”

— The Associated Press contributed to this report

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