All good things must come to an end.
Duke's longtime men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire following the 2021-22 campaign, according to Stadium.
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 has been the Blue Devils' head coach since 1980, making him college basketball's second-longest-tenured coach behind Syracuse's Jim Boeheim.
Current Duke assistant and former player Jon Scheyer is expected to succeed Krzyzewski in 2022.
Duke talked to outside candidates about replacing Krzyzewski, including Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, sources tell ESPN. Scheyer is Duke's choice to replace K. He was the lead recruiter on such stars as Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson. https://t.co/6PPi8gVZT8— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 2, 2021
Scheyer played a big role in nabbing two of Duke's best recruits of the last decade in Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson.
Before Coach K calls it a career, he's set to lead a loaded Duke recruiting class for the upcoming season. The Blue Devils have secured commitments from three top-30 ranked recruits in ESPN's Top 100 in Paolo Banchero, Trevor Keels and A.J. Griffin.
Krzyzewski will step away as one of the most revered coaches in all of basketball. He led the Blue Devils to five national titles and 15 ACC championships. He's also served as the head coach of Team USA, winning gold medals in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
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