Mike Krzyzewski Plans to Retire as Duke Basketball Coach in 2022

The legendary coach said that the next college basketball season will be his last before he’s replaced by coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer

Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski plans to retire at the end of next season.

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Mike Krzyzewski has won more than 1,000 games, five national championships and transformed Duke into a blue blood of college basketball in more than 40 years on the job. And next year will be his last. 

Krzyzewski, who is 74 years old and the winningest coach in Division I men’s college basketball history, plans to retire after next season, Duke said on Wednesday, signaling the end of an iconic career at a transformational moment in the sport. 

香蕉视频苹果下载Duke’s plan is to replace the man known as Coach K with Jon Scheyer, one of his former players and a current assistant coach, entrusting one of the sport’s most powerful jobs to someone who has never been a head coach. Scheyer was a natural choice as the heir, as he was already sitting next to Krzyzewski on the bench, and his appointment ends years of speculation about succession planning. 

香蕉视频苹果下载Scheyer is also 33 years old—the same age as Krzyzewski when Duke hired him. 

香蕉视频苹果下载“The continuation of our culture at Duke is paramount to future success,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “Jon is a rising star in our profession, and Duke Basketball could not be in better hands.” 

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