Duke men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski’s farewell season is coming to an end after getting his final road victory against Pittsburgh.
Before tipoff, Pittsburgh played a tribute video to Krzyzewski where Sam Clancy, Dick Groat, and Coach Jeff Capel shared heartwarming remarks to the Duke coach.
“Coach, congratulations on the most amazing career in basketball. You have given so much to the game and given so much to us that have been fortunate enough to play for you. I’m grateful for you, I appreciate you, I love you and wish you nothing but happiness and joy in stepping away from the game” Capel said.
Capel played for Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils from 1993 to 1997. In 2011, he joined the Blue Devils coaching staff as an associate head coach until 2018, when he took the Pittsburgh head coaching position.
Duke’s 86-54 dub over Pittsburgh clinched a share of the Blue Devils’ first ACC regular-season title since 2010-2011 and ensured that they’re the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC tournament with a 27-4 record.
This weekend, Krzyzewski will coach the final home game of his career against bitter rival North Carolina in the last chapter of his rivalry with the Tobacco Road powerhouse.