CHICAGO (CBS) — Legendary Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire following the upcoming 2021-22 school basketball season, in accordance with CBS Sports activities’ Gary Parrish.
Krzyzewski, a Chicago native who turned 74 in February and is famously often known as “Coach Okay,” has led the Duke Blue Devils to 5 NCAA Match victories, 12 Last 4 appearances and 27 mixed ACC titles in event and regular-season competitors since taking up this system forward of the 1980-81 season.
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A 3-time Naismith Faculty Coach of the Yr and five-time ACC Coach of the Yr, Krzyzewski has a 1097-302 (.784) all-time file at Duke with 25+ wins in 22 of the final 24 seasons courting again to 1997-98. He led the Blue Devils to 24 straight NCAA Match appearances from 1996 to 2019 earlier than lacking the Large Dance this season as Duke struggled to a 13-11 (9-9 ACC) ultimate file.
Duke received its first two video games within the 2020 ACC Match however was pressured to withdraw from the occasion after a constructive COVID-19 check inside the program’s Tier 1 personnel.
Krzyzewski additionally coached the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Crew to 3 Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012, 2016).
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The information of his impending retirement comes two months after legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams, 70, introduced his retirement following 48 years in teaching. The departures of Williams and Krzyzewski from school basketball will go away the game with out two of its pillars over the past half-century.
Duke assistant and former participant Jon Scheyer is believed to be the inheritor obvious to Coach Okay, and an announcement to that finish may very well be made as quickly as Wednesday afternoon, in accordance with Parrish.
Scheyer starred for the Glenbrook North Excessive Faculty Spartans basketball staff in Northbrook from 2003 to 2006.
The Chicago Solar-Instances named him Participant of the Yr and Mr. Basketball in 2006, and the newspaper reviews Scheyer is the one participant in Illinois highschool basketball that’s within the all-time high 20 in complete factors, assists and steals. He’s fourth all-time in scoring, history20th all-time in assists and tenth in steals.
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Stadium’s Jeff Goodman first reported Coach Okay’s determination and Scheyer’s candidacy.