Coach K is stepping down for a variety of reasons

Duke Basketball: Why Is Coach K Retiring?

Mike Krzyzewski will coach his final home game for Duke against North Carolina on Saturday.

Duke icon Mike Krzyzewski is nearing the end of one of the most amazing head coaching careers college basketball fans have ever witnessed. While the Blue Devils are gearing up to make a splash in the NCAA Tournament, Krzyzewski will be on the bench for the final time on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The plan is for Krzyzewski to finish the season against the dreaded North Carolina Tar Heels. You already know that the Durham crowd will be ready to send Coach K out on a high note.

Mike Krzyzewski is retiring at the end of the season for what reason?

Despite Duke being ranked No. 4 in the country and continuing to seem like one of the greatest teams in the country under Krzyzewski’s leadership, it was revealed before the season that this would be his final season.

Krzyzewski has no more to prove after leading Duke to 1,429 victories, including five in the National Championship Game.

Keep in mind that Krzyzewski is 75 years old. While he may appear to have the vigor of someone in their 20s or 30s at times, Krzyzewski is getting older and would like to spend more time with his family.

He’ll go down as one of the best coaches in history, not just in college when he finally retires.

Krzyzewski has aided a slew of Duke players who have gone on to have successful NBA careers. Duke supporters adore him, and that won’t alter now that he’ll no longer be in charge of the program. Saturday will be an emotional occasion, with plenty of tears to be shed.