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Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach his last season with the Blue Devils in 2021-22, according to reports from Stadium.

Krzyzewski — commonly known as “Coach K” — has led Duke to five national championships and is the winningest coach in men’s college basketball history with 1,170 victories.

The 74-year-old Krzyzewski is the second longest tenured Division I basketball coach. Duke is normally a basketball powerhouse but missed the NCAA tournament last season for the first time since 1995.

Krzyzewski has also coached Team USA basketball in several Olympic Games, earning gold medals in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

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Krzyzewski was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001. A Chicago native, Coach K played under Bobby Knight at West Point and later joined Knight on the Indiana University staff before returning to West Point as the Army head coach from 1975 to 1980. On March 18, 1980, he was tapped as Duke coach.

University officials are expected to name Duke’s associate head coach, Jon Scheyer, as coach-in-waiting. A formal announcement from the university is expected soon, according to reports.

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