Duke University’s Coach K Just Announced His Retirement After 41 Seasons


The winningest coach in NCAA history has just announced plans to hang up his clipboard for good.

In a press release, Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski said:

“My family and I view today as a celebration. Our time at both West Point and Duke has been beyond amazing and we are thankful and honored to have led two college programs at world-class institutions for more than four decades. That, coupled with 11 unforgettable years as the United States National Team coach, has resulted in a remarkable journey. Certainly, I have been blessed to coach some of the finest young men and greatest players in basketball history as a direct result of these unique opportunities. For us, there is no greater joy than being part of our players’ respective endeavors through basketball, and more importantly, their lives off the court. Our family is eternally grateful to everyone who contributed to our career for the past 46 years. So, to the countless members of our extended family, thank you very much.”

Krzyzewski first became the head coach of Duke’s men’s basketball team in 1980 and has since taken the Blue Devils to 12 final fours, 5 NCAA titles, and 1,170 total wins.

Coach K’s successor has just been named as Jon Scheyer, who will become the university’s 20th head coach in their storied history.

What do you think about Coach K stepping down?