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Coach K Responds To Question About Retirement

Coach K walks onto the court.

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 04: Fans cheers as head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils takes the floor before a game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 4, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Mike Krzyzewski is one of college basketball's elder statesmen, at 71 years old. Coach K doesn't see retirement on the horizon though.

Duke has had a pretty crazy run of recruiting, probably the best in Krzyzewski's lengthy Hall of Fame career. This year, he brings in five blue-chip prospects, including four of the top 15 players in the class.

If he remains in good health, and doesn't have any desire to ride off into the sunset, it makes sense that he would want to hang around and add to his legacy. That seems to be exactly what he'll do.

Coach K spoke with Jon Rothstein on the "College Hoops Today" podcast, and the subject of retirement came up.

There is no timetable for the end of Coach K's career quite yet. Via NBC Sports:

“I have no plans to retire,” Krzyzewski said on the College Hoops Today Podcast. “I feel better than I have in a long time. I feel healthier than I have in a long time. There’s no end in sight.”

Coach K is entering his 43 season as a college head coach. His first five were at his alma mater West Point, with the entire rest of his years spent in Durham.

He's compiled an amazing 1,027–279 record. He won his fifth NCAA Tournament in 2015.

It certainly doesn't seem like he's slowing down, so its hard to knock this decision.

[College Hoops Today]