DURHAM, N.C. — Longtime Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire from coaching at the end of the next season, sources tell ESPN.
Coach K has been the head coach at Duke since 1980. He has won more basketball games than any other men’s basketball coach in history.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Coach K plans to retire after the 2021-2022 season. He is also helping the university pick his replacement.
As @GoodmanHoops is reporting, Mike Krzyzewski plans to retire after the 2021-2022 season. Krzyzewski is finalizing a search process with university officials to name Duke’s associate head coach Jon Scheyer as the coach-in-waiting, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 2, 2021
The Naismith Hall of Fame coach has won five national championships and has taken the Blue Devils to the Final Four on 12 occasions during his 40 seasons at Duke.
In addition to his unmatched college coaching resume, Coach K also headed up the US men’s national team. As coach he’s lead that team to three gold medals (2008, 2012, 2016) in the Summer Olympics. He was also an assistant coach for the 1992 «Dream Team.»
The announcement comes the same offseason that his rival at the University of North Carolina, Roy Williams, announced his retirement from coaching.
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