Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is planning to retire after the 2021-2022 season. “Coach K” is now focused on finding his replacement after announcing his retirement. His post-coaching career is unclear at this juncture.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski doubled down on the report via Twitter after Stadium reported the retirement on Wednesday afternoon.
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
Krzyzewski won five national titles as Duke’s head coach, along with 12 Final Four appearances and 15 ACC tournament championships. Despite 1,170 wins over his 46-year head coaching career, he only won College Coach of the Year three times and ACC Coach of the Year five times.
He also coached the United States of America’s Olympic Men’s Basketball team to five gold medals, including the 1992 “Dream Team.” Krzyzewski is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame twice.
Apparently, the heir apparent to Krzyzewski is Duke Blue Devils assistant coach Jon Scheyer. Stay tuned to TGH for more updates on Krzyzewski’s retirement.
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