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DBR Podcast Episode #318 - Coach K’s Retirement Announcement Is Official

And we’re here to talk about it all

Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski Announces Retirement
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 03: Assistant coach Jon Scheyer of the Duke Blue Devils and his wife Marcelle listen during a press conference announcing the retirement of head coach Mike Krzyzewski at Cameron Indoor Stadium on June 03, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina. Krzyzewski, the winningest coach in Division I men’s basketball history who led the Blue Devils to five national titles, announced he plans to retire after the 2021-2022 season.
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The DBR Podcast is back again for more coverage and discussion of the enormous news that Mike Krzyzewski is ending his career of over four decades as the Duke Men’s Basketball head coach, and that Jon Scheyer is taking his place in that job. Donald is unfortunately still not completely with us, but we soldier on with some limited audio from him.

We begin with a discussion of how Duke got to this day and all of the challenges and considerations that went into the joint decision to announce Coach K’s retirement on the same day that the program announced Scheyer’s promotion. Jason notes how the timing of the announcement dovetails perfectly with Nina King’s elevation as Duke’s newest athletic director.

After the break, we get to talk extensively for the first time about now head coach in waiting, Jon Scheyer. We feel good that he will bring his recruiting prowess to the top job, but what else are we looking for as he assumes arguably the highest-profile job in college basketball?

We’ll be back again really soon to keep talking about Coach K, his legacy, and the new world of Duke Men’s Basketball under Coach Jon Scheyer. Stay in touch with us at dbrpodcast at and you’ll hear from us again very soon.