NCAA Analyst Shares Who Is Most Likely To Replace Mike Krzyzewski As Coach Of Duke Blue Devils

Published 04/13/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
CLEMSON, SC – JANUARY 14: Mike Krzyzewski head coach for Duke during a college basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Clemson Tigers on January 14, 2020, at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Mike Krzyzewski is one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history. His record with the Duke Blue Devils speaks for itself. He has won multiple championships and established one of the most formidable programs in the history of NCAA Basketball.

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However, with Roy Williams of the rival UNC Tar Heels stepping down and being replaced with Hubert Davis, many have been wondering when will Coach K be the one to step down. The 2021-22 season will be Coach K’s 42nd, and analyst Rob Dauster answered the hard question of who will replace Coach K when the time comes.

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“It’s such a loaded question because they are going to keep it in the family. Right? But who’s the most successful person in that coaching tree?… I have no idea. I wonder if it’s another situation where you give to Scheyer because he’s the lead assistant right now and say we’re going to figure it out with Scheyer because there’s no good options”

He added, “In 4-5 years, if this doesn’t work out, we can hit the refresh button. But for now, we keep the continuity in the program. We’re going to keep the players we have in the program, and we’ll keep the former head coach happy, who’s obviously involved.

“We have to keep the alums happy that all like Scheyer because everyone on the planet except Maryland basketball fans like Scheyer. I think that’s probably where I end up, even though he’s 33 years old and will end up coaching the best job in the country.”

Mike Krzyzewski: Will he step down?

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Mar 18, 2006; Greensboro, NC, USA; NCAA BASKETBALL: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski during the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, George Washington University against Duke University at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC, on March 18, 2006. Duke won 74-61. (Photo by Bob Leverone/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Coach K is a titan of NCAA Basketball. Many would expect him to run this team till the day he dies, but that was what many expected of Roy Williams as well. Before that, people expected that of Jim Calhoun with the UConn Huskies. Every great coach steps down someday, and the time for Coach K may be coming.

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On the heels of one of his worst seasons as a coach, there was a lot of tension in Duke this season. However, he has never been the kind of coach to run from a fight. Hopefully, we see Coach K leading Duke for as many years as possible. But all fans must start reconciling with the fact that we are most definitely in the twilight of Coach K’s tenure with the Blue Devils.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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