Mike Krzyzewski to retire after 2021-22 season
Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire after 2021-22 season

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.

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. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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