- North Carolina beat Duke in the Final Four in Coach K’s last game
- Many around the sports world are enjoying the way this game played out
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Some people get fairy tale endings to their careers. Some go out with disappointment. Mike Krzyzewski went out with an absolute nightmare.
It was all scripted so perfectly. Duke was two wins away from him going out on top. One of those two wins would have given him revenge against the rival that ruined his last home game. Alas, it was not meant to be as North Carolina beat Duke by four in the Final Four.
Coach K losing to the North Carolina in his final game is an event that has drawn reactions from all around the world of sports. Some wanted to take time to recognize his immensely successful career. Others are reveling in the way his final season has had two of its biggest moments ruined by his greatest rival.
Sports World Reacts To Duke Losing To North Carolina In Coach K’s Last Game
This will forever be a feather in UNC's cap in this rivalry. Something that can never be undone. First NCAA Tournament win in the rivalry and ended Coach K's career.
— Brian Rauf (@brauf33) April 3, 2022
A game for the ages. You couldn't write a more gripping script. A coaching legend in his final act. A storied rivalry has another improbable chapter. Congratulations to both teams. UNC continues it's improbable run. But Duke should feel great pride. They did Coach K proud.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 3, 2022
Happy Duke Senior Crying On Coach K’s Shoulder Day!
— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) April 3, 2022
The ultimate plot twist is after the media spent an entire year crafting a narrative arc around Coach K, the 2022 NCAA Tournament protagonist turns out to be Roy Williams. pic.twitter.com/n9TiVtJVM1
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) April 3, 2022
I'm always going to remember that time that Coach K had an ESPN-sponsored retirement tour and North Carolina handed him his last two losses at home and in the NCAAT. Good times.
— Keeping It Heel (@KeepingItHeel) April 3, 2022
Carolina ain’t gonna never let Duke live this down. Beat Coach K his last game at Cameron AND in the Final Four in his last game ever?!?! That’s the Draw 4 x UNO Out combo.
— Justin Tinsley (@JustinTinsley) April 3, 2022
Coach K should come back for another year. It can’t end like this. It should end on a perfect note: another embarrassing loss, but next year.
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) April 3, 2022
Major luv n respect for Coach K. Phenomenal career, truly one of a kind.
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) April 3, 2022
I’ve known Mike Krzyzewski and his family for 34 years. He is a fierce competitor who never lost sight of what is really important in life. A molder of young men and a true example or what servant leadership is about. Thanks Coach K for all your contributions to this great game.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) April 3, 2022
Regardless of your personal feelings about Duke, What Coach K has done for the game of basketball is immeasurable….Love and respect to him and his family. The game is better because of you!
— LeVelle Moton (@LeVelleMoton) April 3, 2022
Remember Coach K told fans after Duke's loss to UNC that "the season's not over?"
He was right. They had to lose to UNC one more time.
— Jason Huber (@_JasonHuber) April 3, 2022