Mike Krzyzewski

Coach K to retire after 2021-22 season

Duke coach and Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski is expected to retire after this season, multiple sources told Stadium.

According to sources, Krzyzewski has chosen assistant Jon Scheyer — who played for the Blue Devils — to succeed him. Krzyzewski, who has won five national titles and also led the U.S. to three gold medals, will turn 75 in February.

Krzyzewski is the all-time winningest men’s Division 1 coach in college basketball history with 1,170 victories. He has spurned multiple NBA offers over the years — including the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.

He took over at Duke in 1980 after five seasons as the head coach of Army and was 38-47 in his first three seasons. But he turned around the program and won national titles with the Blue Devils in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015.

Krzyzewski had gone to the NCAA tournament every season except 1995 until this past season, when the Blue Devils’ season ended prematurely due to a player testing positive for COVID-19. Duke, which was 13-11 overall and 9-9 in ACC play, would have likely had to win the ACC tournament to earn an NCAA tourney bid.

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