After a slow news day on the Aaron Torres Podcast on Tuesday, we are back one day later with an emergency pod as Coach K has announced he’ll retire following the 2021-2022 season. Aaron has full reaction, goes in depth on why it happened, what it means for college hoops and what’s next now that Jon Scheyer is taking over. He also discusses the shocking news that Brad Stevens has stepped down from coaching, and wonders if he’ll ever return to the college game. Here is a full rundown:
Coach K Retires: His Legacy, Why and What’s Next at Duke: Aaron opens the show by discussing the bombshell news from Wednesday that Duke head coach Mike Kryzyewsi will retire following next season in college (2:45). Aaron discusses his legacy which spans as far back as most college basketball fans can remember and how the changing world of college sports led to his decision (12:00). Aaron also explains why this might be a sign of things to come in college athletics in general (19:00) and finally why he doesn’t have high expectations for Jon Scheyer as Duke’s next head coach.
Brad Stevens steps down as Celtics coach moves to front office – will he ever coach college basketball again: After a short break Aaron returns to talk Brad Stevens stepping down as head coach of the Celtics and his move to the front office (33:00). From there Aaron answers the question everyone wants to know: Will Stevens ever coach college basketball again? Aaron says that while it’s possible, the same things that pushed Coach K away from college hoops, maybe keep Coach Stevens away as well.
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