Report: Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski to Retire After Season
BREAKING: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has decided to retire after this coming season, multiple sources told @stadium. Official announcement expected soon.
The leading candidate to replace K is assistant and former Duke player Jon Scheyer.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 2, 2021
Krzyzewski has been a staple at Duke for more than four decades, but his career is coming to a close. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reports he will retire after the upcoming season. Krzyzewski took over as the Blue Devils head coach in 1980, and he has had virtually unparalleled success as a collegiate coach. He’s won 1170 games in his coaching career, which is easily the top mark in men’s college basketball history. Jim Boeheim is second on the list, and he’s nearly 100 wins behind Krzyzewski. Overall, he’s led Duke to 12 regular season championships, 15 ACC tournament championships, and five NCAA titles.
Krzyzewski also helped groom some of the brightest stars in the college game. He had 23 consensus All-Americans during his tenure at Duke, including future NBA stars like Grant Hill, Elton Brand, and Zion Williamson. One of those players is assistant coach Jon Scheyer, who is considered the favorite to take replace Krzyzewski at the end of the year.
Duke enters Krzyzewski’s final season at +1800 to win the NCAA championship on FanDuel Sportsbook.