DURHAM, N.C. (WGHP/KXAN) — Duke men’s basketball associate head coach Jon Scheyer is the university’s pick to replace Mike Krzyzewski upon his retirement, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Earlier Wednesday, Stadium reported that Krzyzewski will retire after this coming season.
The news comes just months after Roy Williams, head coach of longtime-Duke-rival University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, announced his retirement.
Krzyzewski has not yet issued an official announcement.
Scheyer played for Coach K from 2006-2010, winning an NCAA Championship with the Blue Devils in his senior season.
After brief stints playing professional basketball in the NBA G League and overseas, Scheyer joined the Duke coaching staff in 2013.
Krzyzewski currently has a career record of 1,097-302 with five national championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015) and 12 Final Fours. He won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship 12 times and won the conference tournament 15 times. He also coached the U.S. Men’s National Team to six gold medals, three in the Olympics.
However, this past season, Duke finished with a 13-11 record and failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.
Coach K’s 1,170 wins is an all-time record and 87 more wins than any other coach. Of the Top 5 coaches with the most wins in college basketball history, besides Coach K, only Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is still actively coaching.
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University of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams retired earlier this year. Williams finished his career with 903 wins, which is third on the all-time list. Former UNC player Hubert Davis was tapped to replace Williams.