Coach K’s farewell tour: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski ‘doing better’ after leaving early in win vs. Wake Forest
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was not on the bench during the the second half of the No. 9 Blue Devils’ 74-72 victory over Wake Forest because he was “not feeling well,” the school announced. Krzyzewski, 75, did speak to the team after the game, however, and is “doing better,” associate head coach Jon Scheyer told media after the game.
With Krzyzewski out, Scheyer coached the team during the second half in a preview of what’s to come for the program as Krzyzewski prepares to retire after this season. It wasn’t his first time with solo command of the team this season as Coach K also missed Duke’s first win over Wake Forest on Jan. 12 with an illness.
This game was considerably more dramatic than Duke’s earlier 76-64 win over the Demon Deacons, though. Wake Forest used a late 9-0 run to tie the game at 74 with