Mike Krzyzewski Rumors
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.
His summer stay in Durham will open the door of another opportunity for Okafor as he’ll be spending much-needed time with his college head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “I’ll be down there, [to] work out, get healthy of course, and be under the leadership of Coach K a little bit,” Okafor said.
The guidance from Coach K will serve as a teachable moment for Okafor to put into perspective his own career and what needs to be valued moving forward. While the circumstances of the off-the-court events are a thing of the past, the leadership received from arguably the game’s greatest leaders will be invaluable in regaining Okafor’s primary focus in earning a college degree while continuing to become a consummate professional. “Jah is one of the greatest kids ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever,” Krzyzewski said earlier this season. “He did a couple of stupid things, and so knock him for it. Suspend him, but let’s move on. Make him learn from it, but don’t characterize him based on that. He’s a special, special kid.”
Scott Howard-Cooper: Team USA chair Jerry Colangelo told me in Feb. he was concerned about Coach K’s health and had started to prepare backup plans for Olympics.