By the numbers: The defining stats of Coach K's illustrious 47-year career

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Legendary Duke bench boss Mike Krzyzewski will bid farewell to Cameron Indoor Stadium after Saturday evening's matchup against archrival North Carolina.

Coach K will retire following the 2021-22 campaign after 47 years on the sidelines. For the past four decades, the Chicago native built the Blue Devils into a perennial powerhouse and set a new standard for coaching in the process.

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Ninety-six of Krzyzewski's former Duke players are scheduled to attend the special moment in Durham. Before Coach K's final regular-season game, here are some of the defining statistics from his illustrious career:

.766: Coach K's career win percentage over 1561 contests between Army and Duke. The Hall of Famer has the 17th-highest mark among Division I men's basketball head coaches.

3: Kentucky bench boss John Calipari and Krzyzewski hold the joint record for Naismith College Coach of the Year awards.

5: The number of national titles Krzyzewski captured. Only the late John Wooden has more Division I men's basketball championships in his trophy cabinet.

8: The 75-year-old's success extended beyond Duke. Krzyzewski won eight medals on the international stage as Team USA's head coach, including three consecutive Olympic golds.

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10: Bobby Hurley is among 10 former Krzyzewski staffers or players who have gone on to become a head coach at the collegiate level.

12: Coach K's 12 Final Four appearances are tied with Wooden for the most all time.

13: Coach K guided the Blue Devils to 13 ACC regular-season championships. This season's title is the program's first finish atop the conference standings outright since 2006.

15: ACC Tournament crowns. He's won the postseason competition more times than every other school in the conference besides North Carolina.

23: Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, and Zion Williamson are among the 23 players to earn consensus All-American honors under Krzyzewski's tutelage.

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35: NCAA Tournament berths. The Blue Devils missed the Big Dance just five times in Krzyzewski's 42 seasons.

68: The number of Blue Devils selected in the NBA draft since Coach K took charge in 1980. Forty-two of those players were taken in the first round, including three No. 1 overall picks.

127: Coach K has spent an NCAA-record 127 weeks with his team ranked No. 1 in the AP poll.

1,196: Division I victories, the most in men's college basketball history. Krzyzewski leads Syracuse head coach and longtime friend Jim Boeheim by 98 wins.

By the numbers: The defining stats of Coach K's illustrious 47-year career
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