Mike Krzyzewski has been a head basketball coach since 1975. He spent five fairly successful seasons at Army, where he played college basketball, before taking the Duke job for the 1980 season.
In his thirty-four years of coaching the Blue Devils, he has led the team to the NCAA Tournament thirty times and has brought home the national championship on five different occasions.
At 68 years old, you would think Coach K would be ready to call it quits and hang up the whistle, right? WRONG.
According to College Spun, Duke hosted a Fan Town Hall meeting on Thursday and Krzyzewski addressed the talk of him retiring in the simplest way he could. He really doesn’t plan on it anytime soon.
Coach K has one of the best classes coming into his 35th season with the Blue Devils, which is not surprisingly after they won the national championship back in April. Coach K plans on being around for a long time as he has even began recruiting for the 2017-18 season.
Krzyzewski won his 1000th game as a basketball coach during the season last year. Don’t be surprised if he keeps coaching towards 2,000 wins. Coach K is a warrior and I believe that he will coach until doctors tell him he can’t any longer.
Boy, what a sad day that will be.
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