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Duke Athletics | May 9, 2016

Krzyzewski undergoes successful hernia surgery

  Coach K's Blue Devils have won two national titles in the past six years.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University and United States National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent successful inguinal hernia repair surgery Monday at Duke University Hospital.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Theodore N. Pappas, gastrointestinal surgeon at Duke University Medical Center. Typical recovery time for the procedure is four weeks.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Duke University Hospital who made this procedure as smooth as possible,” Krzyzewski said. “With this surgery behind me, I’ll be in great physical condition heading into the Olympics and I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Krzyzewski has won a Division I men’s basketball record 1,043 games in 41 seasons as a college head coach, owning a 1,043-320 overall record and a 970-262 mark in 36 seasons at Duke. He has led Duke to five NCAA championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015), the second-most national titles by a coach in NCAA history.

Krzyzewski has guided the United States National Team to a 75-1 record, including an active 63-game winning streak, and six total medals (five gold) since assuming the position of head coach in 2006. He is a seven-time USA Basketball National Coach of the Year and will lead the team into a third Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro.

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