Coach K and his wife, Mickie Krzyzewski, are currently in quarantine together. The two were recently exposed to a family member who tested positive for COVID-19, and are now taking precautions as a result.
It is a 10-day quarantine period that started last week, so the Duke head coach should be back soon. The couple doesn’t even have to be in quarantine. Both have tested negative multiple times. However, they are taking a cautious approach.
“They said the chance of you having it is minimal, but there’s a chance that you could have it,” Krzyzewski said, via The News & Observer. “I listened to Cameron Wolfe and Ned Amendola. That’s the way we’ve done it.”
Coach K made headlines last month when he pushed to have the college basketball suspended, so it’s not surprising to see him taking a cautious approach. The optics probably wouldn’t have gone over well if he didn’t.
At least he didn’t have to worry about missing the Blue Devils’ top-25 matchup against Florida State on Saturday. That game was postponed late last week due to positive tests, contact tracing and other protocols for the Seminoles.
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