• “Leadership for Life – Coach K’s Golden Edge” Airs Saturday

    Posted: July 20th, 2012

    A one-hour television special on Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will premiere on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. on WTVD in the Raleigh-Durham market. The show is produced by Blue Devil IMG Sports Marketing.

    The special will examine how in his 37 years as a basketball coach, Krzyzewski has developed into much more than just a coach. He is viewed as one of the most influential leaders of our time and will be leading the United States Olympic Basketball team into the 2012 London Olympic Games.

    The show, titled “Leadership for Life – Coach K’s Golden Edge”, examines the primary qualities Coach K considers essential to effective leadership in all walks of life, not just basketball. The winningest men’s college basketball coach of all time talks about the influential leaders in his life and discusses the adaptations he has made in leading teams of college players and professionals.

    “Leadership for Life – Coach K’s Golden Edge” features interviews with former Duke players and members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team. It was taped at the national team’s recent training camp in Las Vegas, at the annual K Academy fantasy camp at Duke and at Krzyzewski’s home in Durham.

    The show will also air on Fox Sports South on Saturday, July 21, at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. as well as Sunday, July 22, at noon.

    Additional airings on Fox Sports South will take place on July 26 at 7 p.m., August 2 at 10 p.m., August 8 at 7 p.m., August 11 at 5 p.m., August 17 at noon and August 24 at 6:30 p.m.

    The show will also air on FOX Sports Ohio on Monday July 23 at 6:00 p.m., Thursday August 2 at 10:00 p.m. and Friday August 10 at 7:00 p.m.

    Fox Sports South viewing area includes a seven-state area and over 14 million homes in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

    Source: http://www.goduke.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=205503539


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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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 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
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