Coach K Doesn't Plan on Attending Duke Games Next Season: 'I don't want to be a distraction'

Jon Rothstein

Jon Scheyer's first season as Duke's head coach likely won't feature Mike Krzyzewski as an in-person spectator.

Speaking Monday on the College Hoops Today Podcast, Krzyewski said that he didn't plan to attend any Duke games next season, which will be the first season that he's not the Blue Devils head coach since 1979-80.

"There's no place in Cameron Indoor Stadium --- a box or something --- where you can get away from the maddening crowds," Krzyzewski said on the College Hoops Today Podcast. "That's going to be frustrating because I'd like to be there, but I also don't want to be in the way."

When asked directly if he didn't plan to go any Duke games next season, Krzyzewski responded and said the following: "No. It could be on the road --- if it's in a venue that has a box, but that's a distraction. I don't want to be a distraction. I don't need for people to see me. But I want Jon (Scheyer) to know that I'm there if he needs me at any time."

Krzyezewski remains employed by Duke as an ambassador. He won five national titles during his tenure at Duke and also led the Blue Devils to 13 Final Fours, 15 ACC Tournament titles, and 13 ACC regular season titles.

Duke is currently ranked seventh in the ROTHSTEIN 45.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and a contributor to the CBS Broadcast Network since 2016. He joined FanDuel in 2022 as a Content Creator. Rothstein is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks.