Legendary Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire after the 2021-22 season, reports Stadium's Jeff Goodman. The leading candidate to replace "Coach K" is assistant Jon Scheyer.
An announcement could be made as soon as Wednesday afternoon, according to Goodman.
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.
Krzyzewski, who turned 74 in February, has led Duke to five NCAA Tournament victories, 12 Final Four appearances and 27 ACC titles in tournament and regular-season competition since taking over before the 1980-81 season.
The three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year and five-time ACC Coach of the Year has compiled a 1,097-302 all-time record at Duke. He led the Blue Devils to 24 straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 1996 to 2019. Coach K is also the winningest coach in men's college basketball history with 1,170 combined victories between Duke and Army.
Krzyzewski has developed some of the best basketball players in the world during his time at Duke, including Kyrie Irving, Grant Hill, Zion Williamson and Jayson Tatum. Other players who have taken the court under "Coach K" include J.J. Redick, Cam Reddish, R.J. Barrett, Wendell Carter Jr., Brandon Ingram, Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, Mason Plumlee, Loul Deng and Shane Battier.