The college basketball world got some truly shocking news Wednesday afternoon.
After the end of the 2021-22 season, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire, first reported by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman and later made official by the team's press release. Krzyzewski will end his head coaching career as the winningest coach in college basketball history.
“My family and I view today as a celebration,” Krzyzewski said in the official release. “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.”
In addition to the Krzyzewski news, his successor has already been named in associate head coach Jon Scheyer, first reported by Goodman as well. Goodman also reported that Tommy Amaker and Johnny Dawkins were names the program was "seriously considering."
Krzyzewski and Scheyer will each have their own press conferences in Cameron Indoor Stadium this week, with the former being Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and the latter being Friday at 11:00 a.m.
This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.
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Jake Piazza is a Trinity junior and sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.