Social media has mixed reactions to Mike Krzyzewski’s final game – NBC Chicago

Social media has mixed reactions to Mike Krzyzewski’s latest game that originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Coach K’s career is over.

Mike Krzyzewski suffered a final loss on Saturday as North Carolina won a historic Final Four showdown against Duke in New Orleans. As the Tar Heels head to the national championship game against Kansas On Monday, Krzyzewski retires as the Blue Devils’ season ended in defeat against their fiercest rivals.

Krzyzewski announced last June that the 2021-22 campaign would be his last. In 42 seasons, he won 1,202 victories and five national championships while becoming one of the most polarizing figures in the sport.

This dichotomy was on full display after Coach K and Duke were sent packing.

We’ll start with the celebrations, as much of Twitter took the time to commemorate Coach K’s storied career after the game:

However, not everyone felt sentimental after the game.

Another large section of Twitter was eager to crack jokes at Duke and Coach K’s expense, with many pointing to the fact that North Carolina also ruined its last game at Cameron Indoor Stadium:

If the post-match reaction is any indication, Saturday’s game – like Coach K – will have a lasting legacy.

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