Mike Krzyzewski will remain synonymous with Duke for the forseeable future, as the coach said Wednesday that he plans to coach the Blue Devils for at least five more seasons. "I'm looking forward to the next five years," Krzyzewski said during his end-of-season address to reporters. "What do we do in the next five, not just what do we do next season. What are the decisions? The first thing is I look at me. I'm going to be here. "This past year I had a few setbacks and I had an episode with health at the Wake game. I wanted to clear the air that I'm good. I'm going forward." Coach K, who leads all Division I men's basketball coaches with 983 wins, was hospitalized after feeling light-headed during a loss at Wake Forest on March 4. Among the items on his agenda going forward is developing on-court leadership, especially after the Blue Devils' shocking 78-71 loss to 14-seed Mercer in the NCAA tournament's Round of 64. "I try not to look at how we run our program in one-year periods or based on one game, whether that means you've won the national championship or you got eliminated like we did this year," Krzyzewski said. "I really don't think that's the way to run a program." Krzyzewski said this year's team, which finished 26-9, was streaky -- good and bad -- and does not know whether freshman Jabari Parker or Rodney Hood will return to the Blue Devils or enter the NBA Draft.
Coach K plan: At least 5 more years at Duke
ESPN | Mar 27