Duke will hire a new basketball coach for the first time in four decades. Mike Krzyzewski plans to retire after the 2021-22 season, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, and the Blue Devils appear to have landed on a successor to the legendary college basketball coach.

Jon Scheyer is expected to replace Krzyzewski, Goodman reports. Scheyer is an assistant Duke coach and a former Blue Devil player.

Coaches from other programs were considered to succeed Krzyzewski, including Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, according to ESPN.

Scheyer, 33, played at Duke from 2006-2010. He started 108 eight games during his four-year career, averaging 14.4 points per game. Following a brief professional playing career that included stops in the NBA G League and Israel, Scheyer became a Blue Devils assistant in 2014.

Scheyer was the lead recruiter for Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson, two of Duke’s biggest stars in recent years.

Sitting atop the all-time college basketball wins list, Krzyzewski enters his final season with 1,097 victories at Duke. Krzyzewski ranks second in history with five national championships, one of which came in 2010 when Scheyer was the team’s leading scorer.

Krzyzewski last led Duke to a national title in 2015. The Blue Devils failed to make the NCAA Tournament this past season, left out of the field for the first time in 21 years.

The news of Krzyzewski's impending retirement comes two months after legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams stepped down.

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Mike Krzyzewski has been the head coach of Duke since 1980. Reuters/Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports