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Coach K on Zion Williamson: ‘There is no time pressure’

Zion Williamson

Duke’s Zion Williamson watches from the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters on Saturday that “there’s no time pressure” on Zion Williamson.

“There’s getting better,” Coach K said. “He’s getting better.”

Williamson missed his third straight game on Saturday after spraining his right knee in a loss to North Carolina ten days ago. Duke is 2-1 in the games that he has missed.

Krzyzewski also added that Williamson has not yet done anything with contact in practice but that “he’s moving really well” and that the program is “not in any hurry.”

Duke plays Wake Forest on Tuesday of next week before they head to Chapel Hill for the rematch with the Tar Heels in the regular season finale. If Williamson does not suit up against the Demon Deacons, it will be time to start questioning if and when he is actually going to see the court again.