Krzyzewski is expected to coach Wednesday against Georgia Tech and then step away for the surgery to remove a fragment of a herniated disk in his lower back.
During my recovery process, the team will be in the capable hands of Coach Capel, Coach [Nate] James and Coach [Jon] Scheyer.
As soon as the doctors clear me to do so, I look forward to returning and giving our team 100% of my energy and attention, which is certainly something that they deserve." Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted Monday afternoon that he had been in touch with Krzyzewski and "told him I'll be praying for his quick recovery." Krzyzewski had back issues in 1994, following surgery in October, and he stepped away in January 1995 for the remainder of the season.
Krzyzewski, 69, had four surgeries during the offseason to replace his left knee, repair his left ankle and fix a hernia, squeezing those procedures into a busy summer in which he also led the U.S.
Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to five national titles and has a team that was ranked No.