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After a coaching career spanning more than four decades, Saturday is coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game with the Duke Blue Devils.
Coach K will leave Cameron Indoor Stadium after 42 seasons and as the winningest coach in college men’s basketball with 1,196 wins. He also helped bring five national championships back to Duke.
His departure is one fans knew was coming since last June, when he announced his intention to retire.
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Nearly 100 former players are expected to be in attendance for the final home game against longtime rivals North Carolina. Tickets for the game weren’t cheap, with some costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Not all fans had to pay such a high price – a number of tickets are reserved for Duke students. But the path to getting one of those coveted tickets that make up the Cameron Crazies student section isn’t easy. It’s actually quite chilly in Durham as students camp outside to try their luck at tickets, WUNC’s Mitchell Northam reports.
Regardless of how Saturday’s game ends, Coach K isn’t done yet. The ACC Tournament begins Tuesday in New York and the NCAA March Madness Tournament follows shortly after.
Looking to watch the game? Find him on TV or online via ESPN.