Duke Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach his final season with the Blue Devils in 2021-22, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The man said former Duke player and associate head coach Jon Scheer will take over as Krzyzewski’s successor for the 2022-23 season.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school has not publicly commented on the decision. An announcement is expected later on Wednesday.
The stadium first reported the news of Krzyzewski’s final season with Duke, which has led to him winning five national championships, most recently in 2015. With 1,170 wins, he is the most winning coach in men’s college basketball history, 1,097 of which came during his 41 years. Blue Devils.
Duke missed the NCAA Tournament this past season for the first time since 1995, but the Blue Devils welcome one of the nation’s top recruiting classes for the coming season.
Sheyer played for Krzyzewski from 2006–10, his last season as a result of his mentor’s fourth NCAA title. Scheer joined the Duke staff for the 2013–14 season and returned to his current role after the 2017–18 season.
The skier served as interim coach for Duke last year when Krzyzewski was sidelined for a January win against Boston College due to COVID-19 protocols. Shire was never the head coach of the college.
The news comes nearly two months before another Hall of Famer in the state — Roy Williams of North Carolina — announced his retirement after 33 seasons as head coach with the Kansas and Tar Heels. UNC also turned to a former player on the bench, prompting Hubert Davis to take over as the head coach of a major college for the first time.
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