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  • Coach K Hosts USA Basketball Special Aug. 4 on SiriusXM

    Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of USA Men’s National Team and Duke Blue Devils, will preview 2014 USA Tour and FIBA World CupListeners will also hear from assistant coaches Jim Boeheim, Monty Williams and Tom Thibodeau, as well as players Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis

  • ‘Coach K’ Proud Recipient of Lincoln Award

    “Coach K” was in town to accept the Order of Lincoln Award at the Art Institute of Chicago from Gov. Pat Quinn. The Lincoln Award is the state’s highest and is presented to ”those from Illinois who have brought honor to the state with their achievements.”

    Krzyzewski has helped mold some of the brightest basketball stars in the city’s recent history. He addressed Derrick Rose, the Simeon product who hopes to play for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics; Jabari Parker, a likely top-3 NBA draft pick from Simeon who’s leaving Duke after one season; and Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young’s consensus No. 1 high school player in the country who will play for the Blue Devils in 2014-15.

  • Coach K Reaches Milestone

    At this point Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has reached just about every coaching milestone there is, but Saturday afternoon’s 78-56 win over Florida brought yet another, as Coach K won his 900th game at Duke. In doing so, Krzyzewski became only the second coach in NCAA Division I history to record 900 wins at one school, joining Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim who has racked up all 937 of his wins with the Orange.

  • Coach K to Lead New Duke Children’s Hospital Program

    Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, a nationally ranked pediatric academic medical center, announced the launch of Duke Children’s Community Partners, an all-inclusive giving program to benefit patients and families who rely on Duke Children’s for hope and healing. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski will serve as Duke Children’s Community Partners honorary chairman.

    Duke Children’s Community Partners officially kicks off 2014 fund-raising efforts for Duke Children’s, leading up to the 20th annual MIX 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children’s on February 11-12, 2014. MIX 101.5 Radiothon is a lead example of community-wide fund-raising for Duke Children’s.

  • Coach’s Corner: Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski

    It’s no secret Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski loves his involvement with USA Basketball.

    Coach K is signed on to coach the U.S. men’s basketball team through the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and once you get him talking about international basketball these days, it’s hard to get him to stop.

    He’ll point out photos and show you trinkets from Beijing and London in his office. He’ll share stories featuring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. He’ll tell you coaching against international competition is one of the most rewarding experiences he’s had in his career.

  • Coach K Pays Northwestern Visit After Team Snaps Skid

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins admitted he wasn’t known for his defense when he played at Duke.

    “So for [Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski] to be at one of my games where my team holds a team to 35 points, that means a lot to me,” ­Collins said.

    Krzyzewski watched from the stands as the Wildcats limited Western Michigan to 24.4 percent shooting in a 51-35 victory Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

    “It was great to see him and hear what he had to say. It was an honor to have him in the building,” said guard/forward Drew Crawford, who had 15 points and nine rebounds to help Northwestern (5-5) snap a three-game losing streak.

  • Inside Basketball with Duke’s Coach K Airs Saturday

    Get ready for the upcoming Duke men’s basketball campaign with the season premiere of Inside Basketball with Duke’s Coach K. The 30-minute show, produced by the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network, airs Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. on Fox Sports South.

    This weekend’s show features Hall of Fame Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski previewing the 2013-14 Blue Devil team and the new fast-paced, full court attack Duke plans to utilize this season, as well as a recap of the team’s recent “Duke Elevate” trip to New York.

Communication

Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. Communication does not always occur naturally, and must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one. The most crucial element of communicating is telling the truth.

- Coach K
Courage

You can possess countless good qualities as an individual, but if you don”t have the courage to proceed, you may never see those qualities come into fruition. It takes courage to put what you believe to be best of you on the line, to test it, and to see how far it takes you. Courage means daring to do what you imagine.

- Coach K
Challenges

No matter how successful you believe yourself to be, you can never feel as if you’ve reached the absolute pinnacle. There are always new and wonderful challenges out there, and part of maintaining success is knowing when you need to accept them.

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Balance

Take care not to allow one aspect of your life to so consume you that you neglect the others. Balance can put things in perspective, can bring you joy even when you are down, and can allow you to be at your best in all aspects of your life.

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Belief

Belief can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try. On a team or in a family, belief makes each individual stronger and also fortifies the group as a whole. The basis of belief is in individual relationships.

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Adversity

Adversity can teach you more about yourself than any success, and overcoming an obstacle can sometimes feel even better than achieving an easy victory. Through adversity, you can discover things about your endurance, your ability to turn a negative into a positive, and your personal strength of heart.

- Coach K
Adaptability

You have to adapt what you do based on who you are. In teaching, you must remember that no group or individual is the same as who you taught the day before, the year before, or the decade before. Your plan has to suit who you and your team are right now.

- Coach K
Collective Responsibility

We win and we lose together. Handling the responsibility for wins and losses together removes the burden from one individual’s shoulders and distributes it among each member of the team. That atmosphere is conducive to high-level performance and places you and your team in the position to be bold and unafraid, and if you should lose, you are not alone.

- Coach K
Commitment

When you are winning, your commitment is never challenged. But loyalty and dedication during difficult times can be tough. When commitment doesn’t waver, that’s when you have the greatest chance of winning. You can never give up.

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Care

When you care about someone or something, you show genuine concern for that person or thing, in good times or bad. When you care about one another and about your purpose, you are compelled to put your feelings into action. Care creates an atmosphere that breeds success and gives you the confidence to try again.

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