Duke basketball keeping head coach Jon Scheyer for foreseeable future

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball head coach isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. 

Being the head coach of the Duke basketball program remains one of the premier job in sports and Jon Scheyer is not going anywhere.

Minutes before the annual Countdown to Craziness began, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the 36-year old and the Blue Devils agreed to a six-year contract extension through the 2028-29 season.

Scheyer, in his first season as a head coach at any level, led Duke to a 27-9 record which culminated in an ACC Tournament Championship despite being eliminated in the Round of 32 to the NCAA Tournament.

He became the only person to win the ACC Tournament as both a coach and a player.

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Duke also had the top ranked recruiting class, according to 247Sports, entering Scheyer’s first season and it has not slowed down in terms of landing elite prospects with the No. 2 class currently on campus preparing for their freshmen seasons.

The Blue Devils currently have the No. 4 recruiting class in 2024, however, Scheyer was entertaining 5-star prospects including Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 player in the country, as well as VJ Edgecombe and Patrick Ngongba II throughout Friday night inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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Jon Scheyer was also able to retain most of its top ranked recruiting class from last season as Tyrese Proctor, Mark Mitchell, and Kyle Filipowski opted to return for their sophomore seasons.

Scheyer also helped produce two first round NBA Draft picks in Dereck Lively and Dariq Whitehead.

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Duke and athletic director Nina King also agreed to a contract extension in July with football head coach Mike Elko through the 2029 season following a successful first season with the program.

Duke will begin the second season under head coach Jon Scheyer on November 6 against Dartmouth (9:00p.m. ET) in Durham.

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