After Coach K’s hall of fame run as Duke’s head basketball coach, he’ll finally be calling it quits at the end of this upcoming season.
After 42 years of leading the Blue Devils, his career will end boasting five national championships, 12 Final Four appearances, 15 ACC tournament titles, and 12 ACC regular season championships.
When you throw in his five years coaching at Army prior to Duke, Coach K has 1,097 career wins under his belt, the most in NCAA history. His five national titles rank second only to former UCLA coach John Wooden, who has a whopping 10.
According to ESPN, sources confirmed the news to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday, an official announcement is expected to occur sometime soon.
Associate head coach Jon Scheyer is to become the next head coach.
Needless to say, Scheyer has a tall task in front of him. When you’re replacing a guy with the most wins in NCAA history, along with the storied tradition that Duke basketball has, those are some tough shoes to fill.
Breaking: Mike Krzyzewski plans for the 2021-22 season to be his final as Duke's head coach and is finalizing a search process with school officials to name associate head coach Jon Scheyer as coach-in-waiting, according to @wojespn and multiple reports. pic.twitter.com/vDmFxhieQE