Coach K Is Coming Out Of Retirement
Coach K is coming out of retirement. Retired Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has accepted a position with the NBA, but he won’t be coaching. He has accepted a position as the NBA’s special adviser to basketball operations.
In the new job, Krzyzewski is expected to advice league officials and team executives on game-related issues. He will hit the ground running next week at a meeting of NBA general managers.
“We are honored to have Coach K join the NBA family and share his vast experience and expertise with the league and our teams,” Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, told NBA.com. “As a preeminent coach and renowned leader who cares deeply about the game of basketball, he is uniquely suited to drive discussions and offer insights about the present and future of the NBA.”
It didn’t take Coach K long to come out of retirement. Just a year ago, the 76-year-old Krzyzewski retired as the all-time NCAA Division I men’s basketball wins leader. He also won six gold medals coaching the Men’s Senior National Team.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to deepen my connection to the NBA and participate in conversations about further strengthening the league and the game,” said Krzyzewski. “Even in my retirement from coaching, my passion for the sport has never been higher. This role will enable me to stay engaged with basketball at the highest level.”