Michael Savarino, the grandson of Coach K, leaving Duke men's basketball

Apr 19, 2022

Michael Savarino, the grandson of retired Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, has entered the transfer portal and will use his final season of eligibility away from Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Savarino, who leaves the Blue Devils as a graduate transfer, rarely came off the bench during his career at Duke unless the game was decided, averaging 1.1 points in 11 games this season. Savarino is the son of Debbie Krzyzewski Savarino, the oldest daughter of Krzyzewski and his wife, Mickie. Debbie Savarino is an assistant athletics director at Duke.

Coach K retired after 47 years as a coach at the end of the 2021-2022 season after leading Duke to the Final Four. Jon Scheyer, 34, was named his successor before the season began.

Savarino made headlines earlier this season after he was arrested for DUI and freshman teammate Paolo Banchero was charged with aiding and abetting DUI.

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