Mike Krzyzewski is back.

Duke announced on Thursday evening that its longtime head coach, who had been recovering from back surgery for the past several weeks, will return to coach on Saturday against Pittsburgh.

Duke went 5-3 under Jeff Capel during Coach K’s absence. The Blue Devils will carry a 17-5 overall mark into Saturday’s game.  

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Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.