Coach K is calling it quits after this upcoming season, according to a report from basketball analyst Jeff Goodman. This news comes just hours after Celtics president Danny Ainge stepped down, so is there something brewing between Coach K and the NBA?
BREAKING: Coach K is reportedly set to call it a career at the end of the coming season. 👏 💙 pic.twitter.com/RugBwZqoMN— theScore (@theScore) June 2, 2021
We can’t call this “quitting” at Duke since he still has a season to coach, but it also could mean Coach K is finally eyeing an NBA head coaching gig. And Boston is a solid place to be, as crazy as this sounds.
They have great young talent with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and more importantly, a ton of draft capital. This may appeal to the 74-year-old Duke head coach because they can get aggressive on the trade market to build a winner — fast.
The basketball world is shocked to see Coach K go, and tweets are flying in for the five-time national champion.
Coach K deciding to have a retirement tour is so Coach K.— Brandon Walker (@BWalkerSEC) June 2, 2021
Coach K and Roy Williams calling it a career within a year of each other.— Jake Marsh (@PMTsportsbiz) June 2, 2021