Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire in 2022, according to reports

Duke University's Mike Krzyzewski, pictured here on March 2020, in North Carolina is reportedly set to retire following the Blue Devils upcoming 2021-2022 season. By Amir Vera and David Close, CNN

(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 reports. CNN has reached out to Duke for confirmation but has yet to hear back.

"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.

Krzyzewski has chosen Duke's assistant coach and former Blue Devils player, Jon Scheyer, to become the school's next head coach, according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman.

After starting his head coaching career at West Point, Krzyzewski took the Duke job in 1980.

Krzyzewski, who will turn 75 in February 2022, was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

Krzyzewski's retirement announcement comes two months after his legendary rival, UNC head coach Roy Williams, retired in April.

"First Roy and now Coach K. The term end of an era isn't even enough to truly describe it," Bleacher Report reporter Taylor Rooks tweeted.

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