(CNN)Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski, the all-time winningest coach in men’s Division I college basketball, is set to retire following the Blue Devils upcoming 2021-2022 season, according to a news release from the university.

Stadium and ESPN were the first Wednesday to report Krzyzewski’s retirement plans. “Coach K,” as he is affectionately known, has led the men’s program to five national championships in 41 seasons and won 1,170 games overall. Duke won its national championships under Krzyzewski in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010 and 2015, according to the NCAA. Krzyzewski led the Blue Devils to 12 Final Fours, Duke’s release said. Mike Krzyzewski has coached the men's basketball team at Duke for 41 seasons. He's won nearly 1,200 games in his career as a head coach.Mike Krzyzewski has coached the men's basketball team at Duke for 41 seasons. He's won nearly 1,200 games in his career as a head coach. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerMike Krzyzewski has coached the men’s basketball team at Duke for 41 seasons. He’s won nearly 1,200 games in his career as a head coach.Hide Caption 1 of 33Krzyzewski poses with his Army head coach, Bob Knight, circa 1966. Decades later, Krzyzewski would eventually break Knight's record for most Division I coaching wins.Krzyzewski poses with his Army head coach, Bob Knight, circa 1966. Decades later, Krzyzewski would eventually break Knight's record for most Division I coaching wins. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski poses with his Army head coach, Bob Knight, circa 1966. Decades later, Krzyzewski would eventually break Knight’s record for most Division I coaching wins.Hide Caption 2 of 33Krzyzewski and Knight coach Team USA together at the Pan American Games in 1979. At the time, Knight was the head coach of Indiana University. Krzyzewski was head coach at Army, his alma mater.Krzyzewski and Knight coach Team USA together at the Pan American Games in 1979. At the time, Knight was the head coach of Indiana University. Krzyzewski was head coach at Army, his alma mater. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski and Knight coach Team USA together at the Pan American Games in 1979. At the time, Knight was the head coach of Indiana University. Krzyzewski was head coach at Army, his alma mater.Hide Caption 3 of 33Krzyzewski speaks to the media after he was named Duke's head coach in 1980.Krzyzewski speaks to the media after he was named Duke's head coach in 1980. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski speaks to the media after he was named Duke’s head coach in 1980.Hide Caption 4 of 33Krzyzewski coaches Billy King during the national title game against Louisville in 1986. Duke lost 72-69, but it would return to the Final Four in five of the next six seasons.Krzyzewski coaches Billy King during the national title game against Louisville in 1986. Duke lost 72-69, but it would return to the Final Four in five of the next six seasons. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski coaches Billy King during the national title game against Louisville in 1986. Duke lost 72-69, but it would return to the Final Four in five of the next six seasons.Hide Caption 5 of 33Krzyzewski and Duke celebrate after winning the NCAA Tournament final in 1991. It was sweet redemption for the Blue Devils, who were blown out in the national title game one year earlier.Krzyzewski and Duke celebrate after winning the NCAA Tournament final in 1991. It was sweet redemption for the Blue Devils, who were blown out in the national title game one year earlier. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski and Duke celebrate after winning the NCAA Tournament final in 1991. It was sweet redemption for the Blue Devils, who were blown out in the national title game one year earlier.Hide Caption 6 of 33Krzyzewski hugs his star center, Christian Laettner, after Laettner's buzzer-beater over Kentucky put the Blue Devils in the 1992 Final Four. Duke went on to repeat as champions.Krzyzewski hugs his star center, Christian Laettner, after Laettner's buzzer-beater over Kentucky put the Blue Devils in the 1992 Final Four. Duke went on to repeat as champions. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski hugs his star center, Christian Laettner, after Laettner’s buzzer-beater over Kentucky put the Blue Devils in the 1992 Final Four. Duke went on to repeat as champions.Hide Caption 7 of 33President George H.W. Bush welcomes Krzyzewski's team to the White House after their 1992 title.President George H.W. Bush welcomes Krzyzewski's team to the White House after their 1992 title. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerPresident George H.W. Bush welcomes Krzyzewski’s team to the White House after their 1992 title.Hide Caption 8 of 33Krzyzewski and his longtime coaching rival, North Carolina's Dean Smith, chat before a game in 1994. Smith retired in 1997.Krzyzewski and his longtime coaching rival, North Carolina's Dean Smith, chat before a game in 1994. Smith retired in 1997. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski and his longtime coaching rival, North Carolina’s Dean Smith, chat before a game in 1994. Smith retired in 1997.Hide Caption 9 of 33Krzyzewski speaks to Duke fans after the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium was named after him in 2000.Krzyzewski speaks to Duke fans after the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium was named after him in 2000. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski speaks to Duke fans after the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium was named after him in 2000.Hide Caption 10 of 33Krzyzewski celebrates with his daughters Jamie, left, and Lindy after Duke won its third national championship in 2001.Krzyzewski celebrates with his daughters Jamie, left, and Lindy after Duke won its third national championship in 2001. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski celebrates with his daughters Jamie, left, and Lindy after Duke won its third national championship in 2001.Hide Caption 11 of 33In 2001, Krzyzewski was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was joined by his old coach Bob Knight, who introduced him during the ceremony. Other inductees that year were John Chaney, far left, and Moses Malone, second from right.In 2001, Krzyzewski was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was joined by his old coach Bob Knight, who introduced him during the ceremony. Other inductees that year were John Chaney, far left, and Moses Malone, second from right. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerIn 2001, Krzyzewski was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was joined by his old coach Bob Knight, who introduced him during the ceremony. Other inductees that year were John Chaney, far left, and Moses Malone, second from right.Hide Caption 12 of 33Krzyzewski shouts toward an official during a home game against North Carolina in 2005.Krzyzewski shouts toward an official during a home game against North Carolina in 2005. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski shouts toward an official during a home game against North Carolina in 2005.Hide Caption 13 of 33Krzyzewski greets North Carolina head coach Roy Williams before a game in 2007. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/us/roy-williams-unc-basketball-retirement-spt/index.html" target="_blank">Williams retired in April 2021</a> as head coach of the Tar Heels, Duke's archrival.Krzyzewski greets North Carolina head coach Roy Williams before a game in 2007. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/us/roy-williams-unc-basketball-retirement-spt/index.html" target="_blank">Williams retired in April 2021</a> as head coach of the Tar Heels, Duke's archrival. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski greets North Carolina head coach Roy Williams before a game in 2007. Williams retired in April 2021 as head coach of the Tar Heels, Duke’s archrival.Hide Caption 14 of 33Krzyzewski coaches LeBron James, left, and Carmelo Anthony during a Team USA practice in 2008. The team went on to win Olympic gold that year in Beijing.Krzyzewski coaches LeBron James, left, and Carmelo Anthony during a Team USA practice in 2008. The team went on to win Olympic gold that year in Beijing. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski coaches LeBron James, left, and Carmelo Anthony during a Team USA practice in 2008. The team went on to win Olympic gold that year in Beijing.Hide Caption 15 of 33Krzyzewski wears numerous gold medals while celebrating the Olympic win with his team in 2008.Krzyzewski wears numerous gold medals while celebrating the Olympic win with his team in 2008. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski wears numerous gold medals while celebrating the Olympic win with his team in 2008.Hide Caption 16 of 33Krzyzewski greets the "Cameron Crazies"  before Duke's annual Blue-White game in 2008.Krzyzewski greets the "Cameron Crazies"  before Duke's annual Blue-White game in 2008. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski greets the “Cameron Crazies” before Duke’s annual Blue-White game in 2008.Hide Caption 17 of 33Krzyzewski watches a game from the bench in 2009. Over the years, he has hired many of his former players to be his assistant coaches.Krzyzewski watches a game from the bench in 2009. Over the years, he has hired many of his former players to be his assistant coaches. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski watches a game from the bench in 2009. Over the years, he has hired many of his former players to be his assistant coaches.Hide Caption 18 of 33The Duke bench celebrates after the Blue Devils defeated Butler to win the national title in 2010.The Duke bench celebrates after the Blue Devils defeated Butler to win the national title in 2010. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerThe Duke bench celebrates after the Blue Devils defeated Butler to win the national title in 2010.Hide Caption 19 of 33Krzyzewski kisses the net following Duke's 2010 title.Krzyzewski kisses the net following Duke's 2010 title. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski kisses the net following Duke’s 2010 title.Hide Caption 20 of 33Krzyzewski coaches his team during a huddle in 2011.Krzyzewski coaches his team during a huddle in 2011. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski coaches his team during a huddle in 2011.Hide Caption 21 of 33Krzyzewski and Knight embrace after Krzyzewski broke Knight's record for most Division I coaching wins in 2011. Knight was at the game serving as a television commentator.Krzyzewski and Knight embrace after Krzyzewski broke Knight's record for most Division I coaching wins in 2011. Knight was at the game serving as a television commentator. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski and Knight embrace after Krzyzewski broke Knight’s record for most Division I coaching wins in 2011. Knight was at the game serving as a television commentator.Hide Caption 22 of 33Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie, watch as a new banner, celebrating his wins record, is unveiled at Cameron Indoor Stadium. On the left is former Duke athletic director Tom Butters, who hired Krzyzewski.Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie, watch as a new banner, celebrating his wins record, is unveiled at Cameron Indoor Stadium. On the left is former Duke athletic director Tom Butters, who hired Krzyzewski. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski and his wife, Mickie, watch as a new banner, celebrating his wins record, is unveiled at Cameron Indoor Stadium. On the left is former Duke athletic director Tom Butters, who hired Krzyzewski.Hide Caption 23 of 33LeBron James dumps water on Krzyzewski after Team USA won Olympic gold in 2012.LeBron James dumps water on Krzyzewski after Team USA won Olympic gold in 2012. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerLeBron James dumps water on Krzyzewski after Team USA won Olympic gold in 2012.Hide Caption 24 of 33Krzyzewski and rapper Jay-Z join James in 2012 as Sports Illustrated presented James with the Sportsman of the Year award.Krzyzewski and rapper Jay-Z join James in 2012 as Sports Illustrated presented James with the Sportsman of the Year award. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski and rapper Jay-Z join James in 2012 as Sports Illustrated presented James with the Sportsman of the Year award.Hide Caption 25 of 33Duke fans cheer for Krzyzewski as he walks onto the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2015. It was the first home game since he won his 1,000th game as a head coach.Duke fans cheer for Krzyzewski as he walks onto the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2015. It was the first home game since he won his 1,000th game as a head coach. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerDuke fans cheer for Krzyzewski as he walks onto the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 2015. It was the first home game since he won his 1,000th game as a head coach.Hide Caption 26 of 33Krzyzewski sits courtside during the 2015 national title game against Wisconsin. The Blue Devils went on to win their fifth championship.Krzyzewski sits courtside during the 2015 national title game against Wisconsin. The Blue Devils went on to win their fifth championship. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski sits courtside during the 2015 national title game against Wisconsin. The Blue Devils went on to win their fifth championship.Hide Caption 27 of 33Krzyzewski and Duke guard Quinn Cook celebrate their 2015 title.Krzyzewski and Duke guard Quinn Cook celebrate their 2015 title. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski and Duke guard Quinn Cook celebrate their 2015 title.Hide Caption 28 of 33Krzyzewski jokes with President Barack Obama as the Blue Devils visited the White House after their 2015 title.Krzyzewski jokes with President Barack Obama as the Blue Devils visited the White House after their 2015 title. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski jokes with President Barack Obama as the Blue Devils visited the White House after their 2015 title.Hide Caption 29 of 33Krzyzewski coaches his team during a game in New York in 2015.Krzyzewski coaches his team during a game in New York in 2015. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski coaches his team during a game in New York in 2015.Hide Caption 30 of 33Duke fans hold up a cardboard cutout of Krzyzewski's face during a game in 2019.Duke fans hold up a cardboard cutout of Krzyzewski's face during a game in 2019. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerDuke fans hold up a cardboard cutout of Krzyzewski’s face during a game in 2019.Hide Caption 31 of 33Krzyzewski directs his team as associate head coach Jon Scheyer shouts behind him in 2019. Krzyzewski has chosen Scheyer to become Duke's next head coach, according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Scheyer also played for Krzyzewski and was on the national title team in 2010.Krzyzewski directs his team as associate head coach Jon Scheyer shouts behind him in 2019. Krzyzewski has chosen Scheyer to become Duke's next head coach, according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Scheyer also played for Krzyzewski and was on the national title team in 2010. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski directs his team as associate head coach Jon Scheyer shouts behind him in 2019. Krzyzewski has chosen Scheyer to become Duke’s next head coach, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. Scheyer also played for Krzyzewski and was on the national title team in 2010.Hide Caption 32 of 33Krzyzewski coaches his team during the ACC Tournament in 2021. Duke missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.Krzyzewski coaches his team during the ACC Tournament in 2021. Duke missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995. Photos: Coach K's legendary careerKrzyzewski coaches his team during the ACC Tournament in 2021. 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He is also “thankful and honored” to have led two college programs — West Point and Duke — along with the United States National Team as head basketball coach. “Certainly, I have been blessed to coach some of the finest young men and greatest players in basketball history as a direct result of these unique opportunities,” Krzyzewski said. “For us, there is no greater joy than being part of our players’ respective endeavors through basketball, and more importantly, their lives off the court.”Read MoreKrzyzewski’s retirement announcement comes two months after his legendary rival, UNC head coach Roy Williams, retired in April. “Mike’s been fantastic for the game of basketball. He’s been fantastic for college basketball. He’s been fantastic for the ACC, the greatest rivalry in sports — Duke-North Carolina basketball,” Williams told the Fayetteville Observer on Wednesday. “He’s been a good friend, he’s been a guy I respected a great deal. He made everybody bring their A-game for years.”Krzyzewski has chosen Duke associate head coach and former Blue Devils player Jon Scheyer to become the school’s next head coach, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.A press conference for Scheyer and Krzyzewski are scheduled for Thursday, Duke’s release states. Krzyzewski served in the military prior to coaching Krzyzewski was an Army officer between 1969 and 1972. He left the military as a captain, Duke’s release says. From there, he held a coaching position at the US Military Academy Prep School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for two years before landing a graduate assistant coaching position at Indiana University, the release said. He’d do this for another year before returning to his alma mater, West Point, in 1975 as a head coach. Krzyzewski then took the reins as Duke head coach in 1980, according to the university.Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stephen F. Austin in Durham, North Carolina.Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stephen F. Austin in Durham, North Carolina.Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stephen F. Austin in Durham, North Carolina.While at Duke, Krzyzewski developed some of the biggest stars in the NBA, including Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. Outside of Duke, Krzyzewski was also appointed head basketball coach of the United States National Team in 2005. Under his reign, Team USA won gold medals in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, according to Duke’s website.The USA basketball team poses with coach Mike Krzyzewski (center) after the mens basketball gold medal game against Spain at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  The USA basketball team poses with coach Mike Krzyzewski (center) after the mens basketball gold medal game against Spain at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  The USA basketball team poses with coach Mike Krzyzewski (center) after the mens basketball gold medal game against Spain at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Krzyzewski, who will turn 75 in February 2022, was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.”I can say without hesitation that Mike Krzyzewski is the greatest coach in the history of men’s college basketball,” said Duke President Vincent E. Price. “Mike, Mickie and the entire Krzyzewski family have been devoted to Duke for more than 40 years, and we are so grateful that relationship will continue for a long time to come.”Kevin White, Duke vice president and director of athletics, said in a statement Krzyzewski’s legacy is “mindboggling.” “To suggest that Mike has more than earned the ‘GOAT’ mantle within the coaching community, both domestically and globally, is perhaps the greatest understatement of all time,” White said. “Mike will long be best remembered, if not deeply respected and admired, for his unabashed love and utter devotion to his players.”Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, top, talks to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, top, talks to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, top, talks to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Scheyer played for Krzyzewski between 2006 and 2010. He was also a captain on the 2010 national championship team. He has spent eight years on the Duke coaching staff and was promoted to associate head coach in 2018. “Coach K has built the premier program in our sport thanks to his unwavering competitive edge, a tireless attention to detail, a family-first approach and a remarkable compassion and care of his players, coaches, and staff,” Scheyer said. “He has set a standard that every coach at every level should strive to achieve.”

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