Coach K set to return Saturday when Duke hosts Pitt


Four weeks after guiding Duke to a victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium over Georgia Tech, Mike Krzyzewski will return to the sideline when the Blue Devils entertain Pittsburgh on Saturday. The basketball program made the announcement Thursday night on Twitter.

Following the win over the Yellow Jackets, Krzyzewski had surgery on his lower back. Jeff Capel, the team’s associate head coach, filled in during Coach K’s absence. Duke has gone 4-3 without Krzyzewski.

Earlier this week, Duke defeated No. 21 Notre Dame on the road in South Bend.

This return was not completely unexpected; it seemed like, earlier this week, the legendary coach would return for one of the three upcoming home games on Duke’s schedule. For a look at how the Blue Devils have functioned on offense without Coach K , check our breakdown from Tuesday.