• Coach K Hosts USA Hoops Edition of XM Show on July 9

    Posted: July 5th, 2012

    Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University Blue Devils and the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, will host a USA Basketball preview edition of his SiriusXM show on Monday, July 9 (7:00 pm ET).

    The two-hour episode of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will be co-hosted by Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis and will air nationwide on Mad Dog Radio (SiriusXM channel 86), offering listeners a preview of USA Basketball’s summer events.  The show will feature a roundtable discussion on international basketball with USA assistant coaches, plus interviews with some of the players who will be competing this summer.

    “Representing the U.S. in the Olympics is an incredible honor and one of the great thrills of my career in basketball,” said Coach K.  “The international game continues to grow stronger and fans will see a remarkable amount of talent displayed this summer.  All of us at USA Basketball are excited for the challenge ahead and I’m looking forward to sharing that enthusiasm with our listeners on SiriusXM.”

    “Basketball fans are looking forward to an exciting international competition later this month and we’re thrilled to have Coach K give our listeners this special preview of the U.S. squad and the teams they’ll be facing,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.

    Krzyzewski has been involved with USA Basketball as a coach on and off since 1979, when he started out as an assistant to Bob Knight with the USA Pan American Games team that won gold.  Since that time he has helped lead the U.S. to eight gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals.  He was an assistant on the storied 1992 Olympic “Dream Team,” which featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and Karl Malone and won gold in Barcelona.  As head coach of the USA National Team since 2006, Krzyzewski has guided the team to gold medals at the 2010 FIBA World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

    In 36 years as a head basketball coach, Coach K has built one of the most extraordinary coaching resumes in sports history.  He is the all-time winningest head coach in Men’s Division I basketball history with a record of 927-291.  He has led Duke to four NCAA Championships (1991, 1992, 2001 and 2010), 13 ACC Tournament championships and 11 Final Four appearances, and his teams consistently boast one of the best graduation rates in college basketball.  Coach K has received 12 National Coach of the Year honors and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Basketball and Beyond with Coach K airs weekly during college basketball season (Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ET) on Mad Dog Radio.  The show features discussions on a wide array of topical issues and showcases Krzyzewski’s personal perspective on principles for life on and off the court, plus interviews with a variety of guests, including business leaders, entertainers, coaches and athletes.  The show replays on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.

    Visit www.siriusxm.com for more info.

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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
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