Duke gives Scheyer deal through 2028-29


Duke gives Scheyer deal through 2028-29

Associated Press

Duke and men's basketball coach Jon Scheyer have reached an agreement on a six-year deal that will run through the 2028-29 season.

"I'm committed to Duke," Scheyer said. "To know that they’re committed to me as well and our staff - and the job they've done - is great.”

The 36-year-old Scheyer originally had a five-year deal as the designated successor to retired Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski. This agreement supersedes the initial contract and adds two years.

In a statement, athletic director Nina King praised Scheyer for "his relentless energy, passion and attention to detail.”"

Scheyer's first team surged down the stretch and won the program's 22nd Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title, a league record. He opens his second season with the nation's No. 2-ranked team while routinely luring top-tier recruiting classes.

The deal extends Scheyer's long-running ties to the program, which began when he arrived on campus for the 2006-07 season. He was the leading scorer on Krzyzewski's fourth NCAA title winner in 2010 and was an assistant coach for the Blue Devils' fifth NCAA championship team in 2015.

October 21, 2023