Mike Krzyzewski sees pre-match introductions before his last home game at Duke in March 2022.
Before becoming a coach, Krzyzewski played in the Army under another legendary coach, Bob Knight. Decades later, Krzyzewski would eventually break the Knights’ record for most Division I coaching victories.
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 the head coach of the Army, his alma mater.
Krzyzewski speaks to the media after he was appointed Duke’s head coach in 1980.
Krzyzewski coached Billy King during the national title fight against Louisville in 1986. Duke lost 72-69, but it would return to the Final Four for five of the next six seasons.
Krzyzewski and Duke are celebrating after winning the NCAA Tournament Finals in 1991. It was a sweet redemption for the Blue Devils, who were blown out in the national title fight a year earlier.
Krzyzewski hugs his star center, Christian Laettner, after Laettner’s buzzer-beater over Kentucky brought the Blue Devils to the 1992 Final Four. Duke continued to repeat as champions.
President George HW Bush welcomes Krzyzewski’s team to the White House after their 1992 title.
Krzyzewski and his longtime coaching rival, North Carolina’s Dean Smith, chat before a game in 1994. Smith retired in 1997.
Krzyzewski talks to Duke fans after the pitch at Cameron Indoor Stadium was named after him in 2000.
Krzyzewski celebrates with his daughters Jamie, left, and Lindy, after Duke won his third national championship in 2001.
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 inmates that year were John Chaney, far left, and Moses Malone, second from right.
Krzyzewski shouts at an official during a 2005 home game against North Carolina.
Krzyzewski coaches LeBron James, left, and Carmelo Anthony during a Team USA training session in 2008. The team won Olympic gold that year in Beijing.
Krzyzewski carries several gold medals while celebrating the Olympic victory with his team in 2008.
Krzyzewski greets “Cameron Crazies” before Duke’s annual blue-and-white game in 2008.
The Duke bench celebrates after the Blue Devils defeated Butler to win the national title in 2010.
Krzyzewski kisses the net after Duke’s title in 2010.
Krzyzewski coaches his team during a huddle in 2011.
Krzyzewski and Knight embrace after Krzyzewski broke the Knights’ record for most Division I coaching victories in 2011. Knight was at the match and served as a television commentator.
Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie, watch as a new banner celebrating his victory record is unveiled at Cameron Indoor Stadium. To the left is former Duke athletics director Tom Butters, who hired Krzyzewski.
LeBron James dumps water on Krzyzewski after Team USA won Olympic gold in 2012.
Duke fans cheer as Krzyzewski takes the floor before a 2015 home game.
Krzyzewski sits on the field during the 2015 national title game against Wisconsin. The Blue Devils won their fifth championship.
Krzyzewski and Duke Quinn Cook are celebrating their title in 2015.
Krzyzewski jokes with President Barack Obama when the Blue Devils visited the White House after their 2015 title.
Krzyzewski coaches his team during a match in New York in 2015.
Duke fans are holding up a cardboard cut-out of Krzyzewski’s face during a 2019 game.
Krzyzewski leads his team, as associate head coach Jon Scheyer shouts behind him in 2019. Scheyer will succeed Krzyzewski as Duke’s next head coach. Scheyer also played for Krzyzewski and was on the national title team in 2010.
Krzyzewski coaches his team during the ACC Tournament in 2021. Duke missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.
Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie, are leaving a press conference after announcing his retirement plans in 2021.
Krzyzewski is attending a preseason event at Duke in 2021.
Memorabilia will be inducted into the Duke Basketball Hall of Fame on the day of Krzyzewski’s final home game in March 2022.
Krzyzewski recognizes the crowd after his last home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. There were 96 former Duke players in attendance to watch the match, including Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Elton Brand and JJ Redick. During the post-match ceremony, Krzyzewski apologized for the loss and thanked the audience for their support over the years. “Our family grew up here – 10 grandchildren, our three beautiful daughters – and we absolutely loved being part of the Duke family,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s hard for me to believe this is over.”
Krzyzewski is being hugged by first star Paolo Banchero after Duke won their second round of the NCAA tournament this year.
Krzyzewski and his players pose for photos after winning the Western Region at the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils defeated Arkansas to reserve their spot in the Final Four.
Krzyzewski looks to the audience before the start of Duke’s Final Four match against North Carolina.
Krzyzewski talks to his team during a timeout in the Final Four.