Duke basketball: Mike Krzyzewski reveals retirement plans

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski revealed what his retirement plans will be. 

There are still several months to go before the official retirement of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, but the Hall of Famer knows what he wants to do after he leaves the sidelines in Durham.

After an 88-55 victory over Lafayette on Friday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Coach K revealed some of his post-coaching career plans, which were captured on social media by Stephen Wiseman of the News & Observer.

What prompted an explanation from K on his post-coaching career was a question surrounding the renovations of Cameron Indoor Stadium in 1987.

When announcing his retirement in the spring, Krzyzewski made it known that he would be leaving the sideline but that he would still be very involved at Duke and in its athletics program.

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The five-time National Champion will clearly have a focus on improving the men’s and women’s basketball practice and training facilities. Coach K is adamant about trying to improve Cameron Indoor Stadium while keeping it as the home of the Duke basketball program for years to come.

Krzyzewski, who has been at the forefront of Duke trying to be a leader in equality, also wants to to create an African-American Cultural Center on campus to honor those who have had a major impact on Duke and the city of Durham.

Duke basketball will be left in good hands

By the slim chance that anyone has just found out that Mike Krzyzewski will be retiring at the end of the season, well, now you know. Duke will be left in the hands of current associate head coach Jon Scheyer.

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Scheyer has already been at the forefront of the recruiting world and has filled in as a head coach for Krzyzewski during last season’s quarantine due to COVID exposure.

Nonetheless, Duke still has a lot of season left to go before we focus on what Mike Krzyzewski will be doing in May, and it continues on Monday night inside Cameron Indoor Stadium against The Citadel.

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