Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire after next season, according to several reports. The winningest coach in college basketball history has led the Blue Devils over the past 41 seasons with five national championships.
Associate head coach Jon Scheyer has agreed to become Duke’s next head coach, according to a report by ESPN. The one-time student of Coach K’s will take over his at his Alma mater to start the 2022-23 season at the age of 34. Scheyer will also become the youngest coach to take over the program in Duke’s history.
Krzyzewski, 74, is a Naismith a Hall of Fame coach who also took over duties on the bench for USA Basketball over the past two decades. He has lead the U.S. Olympic team to three straight gold metals since 2008. His five titles are second all-time to former UCLA coach John Wooden, who retired with twice as many in 1975. Ironically, it was the same year Krzyewski started his coaching career at Army.
Coach K’s 97 NCAA tournament wins rank are the most among all active coaches. He has posted a 1,170-361 record since 1975.