There are still a few months to start the season of college basketball but the first tremors are already felt. Duke’s legendary trainer, Mike Krzyzewski has announced that he will leave the benches after the next campaign.
Coach K leads 41 years at the helm of the Blue Devils, a period of success that has made him the coach with the most victories in the history of the university scene. With him at the helm Duke has achieved five champion titles.
Krzyzewski, who always turned a deaf ear to nba siren songs, has alternated for years his position at the head of the Blue Devils with the work of American coach. Nonetheless, Duke has always been the central part of his coaching career.
“My family and I see this as a celebration. Our time here has been amazing and I am very proud to have led them for more than four decades. It has been a spectacular journey. I have had the privilege of training some of the best players in all of history thanks to this opportunity ”, declared the coach.
Coach K has one season left, a year in which he is sure he will receive numerous tributes on all courts before leaving the benches. Will succeed him in office Jon Scheyes, assistant so far and who also played for him between 2006 and 2010.
The university did an outside search to replace Coach K but ultimately decided to go ahead with Scheyer’s proposal, which was the most logical choice after his work alongside Krzyzewski for the past few years.
“Continuing the work and culture at Duke is essential for more success in the future. That is why I am happy to see that since college they have decided that Jon Scheyer represents our best path forward. He’s up for the challenge and has been proving it for several years.