• Basketball and Beyond with Coach K Starts Season 8

    Posted: October 30th, 2012

    Co-hosted by Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and Dave Sims, this season’s first episode of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will debut Wednesday, October 24, at 7:00 PM on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio, channel  86. Now in season number eight, tonight’s show will feature two of sports’ top coaches in Rick Pitino, whose Louisville Cardinals are predicted by several outlets to win the NCAA men’s college basketball title in 2013, and Buck Showalter, who led the Baltimore Orioles to a 24-game turnaround in 2012 and the American League Divisional Series vs. the New York Yankees earlier this month.

    Krzyzewski, college basketball’s all-time winningest men’s coach, and Sims cover the state of college basketball and much more. Hear interviews with business leaders, entertainers, as well as athletes and coaches, plus get a personal perspective on Krzyzewski’s principles for life on and off the court.

    For more information and encore times, please go to www.siriusxm.com.

    Source: http://www.goduke.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=205718968

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.

- 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.

- Coach K
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.

- Coach K
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.

- Coach K
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.

- 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
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
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
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
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