Report: Mike Krzyzewski retiring after upcoming season
Another coaching legend in college basketball is reportedly stepping down.
On Wednesday, Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported that longtime Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has decided to retire after leading the program for over 40 seasons. The news comes in an offseason when other legendary basketball coaches Lon Kruger (Oklahoma) and Roy Williams (North Carolina) also decided to retire.
Per Goodman, Krzyzewski will coach Duke for the upcoming 2021-22 season and then step down.
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 spent most of his career as the head coach at Duke, though he started his career in coaching at Indiana under Bob Knight in 1974. After one season in Bloomington, Coach K was named the head coach at Army, where he spent five seasons.
In his career, Krzyzewski posted a record of 1,170-361 and led the Blue Devils to 36 NCAA Tournament appearances. Duke won 12 ACC regular season titles, 15 ACC Tournament crowns, played in 12 Final Fours and won 5 national championships under Coach K.
Krzyzewski was a three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year and a five-time ACC Coach of the Year. He was also the head coach of Team USA in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. All three teams won the gold medal.
The Basketball hall of Fame inducted Krzyzewski as a member of the 2001 class.