Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Duke’s Coach K says his daughter and granddaughter are ‘doing a lot better’ after testing positive for COVID-19
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski revealed Monday that his daughter and granddaughter had both tested positive for COVID-19 but are “doing a lot better.”
“My daughter and my granddaughter are better,” Coach K said on an ACC conference call. “They were the ones who tested positive and they have, especially my daughter had a little bit of a tough time, but they’re doing a lot better yesterday and today.”
Coach K sat out Duke’s win over Boston College last Wednesday due to COVID protocols. He said at the time that a member of his family had tested positive but that he and his wife Mickie had not.
After quarantining for a week, Coach K returned for Duke’s 79-68 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
The Blue Devils visit Virginia Tech on Tuesday and Coach K said freshman Jalen Johnson (foot) will make the trip.
A projected NBA lottery pick, Johnson worked out on Sunday after having been out since mid-December.
“He will go on the trip and he will suit up against Virginia Tech,” Coach K said. “I’m not sure we’ll play him yet. We have a little bit of time after this game to get him back into condition and hopefully during that time, get Patrick [Tape] back. We don’t have many big guys and you lose two guys like that, even though our perimeter has done a great job, we need to get those guys back.
“But he’s doing well. We’re pleased. He’s got the medical go-ahead to go forward but it’s a matter of conditioning and getting himself back on track.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.