Krzyzewski, a Chicago native who turned 74 in February and better known as “Coach K,” has led the Duke Blue Devils to five. NCAA Tournament Wins, 12 Final Four appearances and 27 combined ACC titles in tournaments and regular-season competition since taking over the program prior to the 1980–81 season.
Three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year and five-time ACC Coach of the Year, Krzyzewski holds an all-time record of 1097-302 (.784) at Duke, with 25+ wins in 22 of the past 24 seasons is. 1997-98. He led the Blue Devils to 24 straight NCAA Tournaments from 1996 to 2019, and Duke fought for a final record of 13-11 (9-9 ACC) before missing the Big Dance this season.
Duke won its first two games in the 2020 ACC tournament, but was forced to withdraw from the event after testing positive COVID-19 within the program’s Tier 1 personnel.
Krzyzewski also coached the US men’s national team to three Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012, 2016).
News of his impending retirement comes two months after the legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams, 70, announced his retirement after 48 years in coaching. Williams and Krzyzewski’s departure from college basketball would leave the sport without two of its pillars in the last half-century.
Duke assistant and former player John Scheer is believed to be Coach Kay’s successor, and that end could be announced as early as Wednesday afternoon, according to Parish.
The skier starred for the Glenbrook North High School Spartans basketball team in Northbrook from 2003 to 2006.
The Chicago Sun-Times named him Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball in 2006, and the newspaper reports Shear. The only player in Illinois High School Basketball who is in the all-time top 20 in total points, assists and steals. He is the fourth all-timer in scoring, historySo far 20th in assists and 10th in steels.
The stadium’s Jeff Goodman was the first to report coach Kay’s decision and Sheyer’s candidacy.
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