Legendary Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire after the 2021-22 season, reports Jeff Goodman of the Stadium. The main candidate to replace “Coach K” is Assistant Jon Scheyer.
An announcement could be made as early as Wednesday afternoon, according to Goodman.
Krzyzewski, who turned 74 in February, has led Duke to five wins in the NCAA Tournament, 12 appearances in Four Finals and 27 ACC titles in regular season tournaments and competitions since taking the top spot before the 1980-81 season. .
Naismith College’s three-time coach of the year and five-time ACC coach of the year has compiled a record 1,097-302 all-time at Duke. He led the Blue Devils to 24 straight appearances on the NCAA Tournament from 1996 to 2019. Coach K is also the most successful head coach in the history of men’s college basketball with 1,170 combined victories between Duke and Army.
Krzyzewski developed some of the best basketball players in the world during his time at Duke, including Kyrie Irving, Grant Hill, Zion Williamson and Jayson Tatum. Other players who have taken the court under “Coach K” include JJ Redick, Cam Reddish, RJ Barrett, Wendell Carter Jr., Brandon Ingram, Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, Mason Plumlee, Loul Deng and Shane Battier.