It won’t shock anyone that Coach K is planning on returning to Duke, but its worth noting that the man is 68 and not even thinking of slowing down. He deserves some props for that.
It’s not unheard of for college basketball coaches to continue on with their programs into their 70’s, though. This is simply what we’ve come to expect from our greats.
The morning after coming out on top, Mike Krzyzewski went on The Dan Patrick Show, where he was asked about whether he’s sticking around.
“I’m not close to (retiring),” Krzyzewski said. “I’ll be back next year and I would think for a few more years. Just because we won, I’m not gonna get out of it.”
Coach K, of course, is the man behind Duke’s dynasty. The Blue Devils have won five national championships with him at the helm and will most certainly win more down the road.
But despite claiming March Madness glory four times prior, Krzyzewski said this time around was special.
“This team has really been a joy. I have loved this team, and win or lose last night I love this team,” he said. “They were the closest team I’ve coached and every day – I’m not exaggerating – they were a joy to coach.”
Coach K sounds like his love and passion for basketball is still at an all-time high. Duke fans everywhere should rejoice, as it sounds like you’re going to have one of the best to ever coach the game for another couple of years at least.