Report: Coach K to retire after upcoming season


After what will be year No. 42 in Mike Krzyzewski's legendary run as the head coach of Duke Men's Basketball, Coach K is reportedly deciding to retire. According to Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman, the 74-year-old is expected to officially announce his decision soon.

As Goodman mentions, Jon Scheyer is the leading candidate to fill those massive, massive shoes. He's a good choice, too — Scheyer was Coach K's assistant coach from 2014 to 2018 and was moved up to the associate head coach role following the 2017-18 season. A Duke player with two ACC championships and the 2010 NCAA title under his belt, his coaching career has carried similar success, with the 2015 NCAA title and two more ACC Tournament wins occurring throughout his stay.

In 1,399 career games at the helm of the Blue Devils' program, Coach K has won 1,097 games to only 302 losses. Those wins, added with the 73 wins he earned as the head coach of Army, make him the winningest coach in not only Division I history but all throughout NCAA basketball history, regardless of division. He has also coached his players to incredible heights, with nine National Players of the Year and the most NBA lottery picks in the history of the draft (via Duke official website).

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