It will be a curtain-call season for Coach K.
This will reportedly be the final season of coaching college basketball for legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski as he is planning to retire following the 2021-22 season, as Jeff Goodman was the first to report.
BREAKING: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has decided to retire after this coming season, multiple sources told @stadium. Official announcement expected soon.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 2, 2021
The leading candidate to replace K is assistant and former Duke player Jon Scheyer.
Since taking over as the team's head coach ahead of the 1980-81 season, Krzyzewski has led Duke to five NCAA Tournament victories, 12 Final Four appearances and 27 combined ACC titles. He led the Blue Devils to 24 straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 1996 to 2019 before Duke missed the tournament this season.
Krzyzewski has been named the Naismith College Coach of the Year three times and has a 1097-302 (.784) all-time record at Duke.
Duke announced on Wednesday that assistant and former player Jon Scheyer would be replacing Krzyzewski, serving as the program's 20th head coach.