Duke’s Joanne P. McCallie Taking Leave of Absence

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(Courtesy of Duke Basketball Report & USA Today)

Big news out of Duke University as Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie will take a leave of absence effective immediately. The school announced McCallie will be away from the team for approximately two months while dealing with a kidney-related ailment, according to Athletic Department. This comes at a crucial time as May will mark the start of major off-season training for many of the returning players including rising star Leaonna Odom, who will be without their leader.

Associate Head Coach Hernando Plannells and assistants Rene Haynes/Sam Miller will run the show in McCallie’s absence.

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