Burr Statement on Retirement of Coach Mike Krzyzewski

June 3, 2021

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the retirement of Duke University’s Coach Mike Krzyzewski, following the coach’s announcement Wednesday evening:

“There’s no doubt that Coach K is leaving basketball as one of the greatest coaches in the history of the sport. Over more than 40 years, he led Duke to five national championships, a dozen ACC tournament championships, a dozen regular season titles, and coached three gold-winning U.S. Olympic teams. What made Coach K a truly exceptional coach and will serve as his most important legacy is the way he prepared his players for life on and off the court. I wish him the best in his well-earned retirement.”