Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has been one of the top coaches in the history of college basketball for over thirty years. When you are in a position for that length of time, people will begin to question when you will be calling it quits.
With South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier calling it quits earlier this week, whether it was resignation or retirement, Coach K joined the Dan Patrick Show to discuss when it would be time for him to retire.
College Basketball Talk had the video in which he explains that he basically wants to go out on a high note.
Krzyzewski says “it would be tougher to step away after a bad season.” While the Blue Devils rarely have a bad season – their most recent double-digit loss season was 2006-07 – I can only imagine that Coach K would want to go out a winner.
Many fans will probably speculate that if the Blue Devils win another national championship this season, that Coach K will call it quits. Personally, I don’t think he will hang up the whistle abruptly, but will announce his retirement before the season starts and know that things are going to go well for his team in the final year.
Spurrier and Krzyzewski have a lot in common as they both coached at Duke in the late 80’s. Spurrier spent three seasons leading the football team while Krzyzewski was just beginning his career with the basketball team.
I don’t see Krzyzewski retiring anytime soon, but when it does come, it will be a sad day for all fans, much like Monday was with Spurrier.
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