Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will enter the 2018-19 college basketball season at 71 years old. Despite his age, he continues to be one of the best coaches in the nation and continues to bring in top recruits to join the Blue Devils in Durham.
But could the end be near for Krzyzewski on the bench? Don’t count on it.
In a recent interview, Krzyzewski hinted that he has no plans to leave coaching in the foreseeable future.
“I have no plans to retire,” Krzyzewski said on the College Hoops Today Podcast, via NBC Sports. “I feel better than I have in a long time. I feel healthier than I have in a long time. There’s no end in sight.”
Coach K has been a college basketball coach for 43 seasons, starting with his alma mater West Point. He then went to the Blue Devils and has compiled an overall record of 1,027-279. Krzyzewski is a three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year, College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, and a five-time ACC coach of the year. Throughout his career, Coach K has led the Blue Devils to 14 ACC Tournament championships, 12 Final Four appearances, and has won five NCAA Division I tournament national championships.