Coach K News

  • Coach K to Return to USA Basketball National Team

    USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced that Hall of Fame basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University) will return as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the 2013-16 quadrennium. Under Krzyzewski’s coaching, the USA Basketball National Team program during the three-year period between 2006 and 2008 compiled a striking 36-1 overall win-loss record, and just as importantly reestablished the USA National Team and its members as positive ambassadors for the United States and the sport.

  • Coach K motivates students to expand their imaginations through reading

    More than 200 students from nine middle schools attended a rally at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles on April 19 to celebrate the fact that they read a combined 23,680 books this school year. They had tracked the number of titles through Ticket to Reading Rewards, an incentive program to encourage independent reading in middle school.

    This is the second year WCPSS middle schools have participated in the Ticket to Reading Rewards program, which is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Foundation and funded locally by General Parts International/CARQUEST. Duke University head men’s basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke at the rally to commend students for their efforts.

  • Coach K Named Recipient of 2013 Dick Enberg Award

    Mike Krzyzewski, the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division I men’s basketball and the longtime Head Coach at Duke University, will be honored as the recipient of the 2013 Dick Enberg Award, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Krzyzewski will receive the award as part of the fourth annual Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Gala on Wednesday, June 12 at CoSIDA’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla., which for the first time will be part of the annual NACDA Convention.

  • Watch: Inside Basketball With Duke’s Coach K

    Now in its 33rd season, INSIDE BASKETBALL WITH DUKE’S COACH K airs every Sunday at 12 noon on ABC-11 WTVD in the Triangle area, and across the southeast every Saturday at 9:30 am on Fox Sports South. The weekly 30-minute program is produced by the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network.

  • Krzyzewski Named USA Basketball Coach of the Year

    Duke head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was named co-recipient of the 2012 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year Award after leading the USA Men’s National Team to the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. Krzyzewski received the honor alongside Geno Auriemma, who led the USA Women’s National Team to a gold-medal finish in London, as well.

    The award is the fifth for Krzyzewski, who also received the honor in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

  • Basketball and Beyond with Coach K Starts Season 8

    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.

  • Featured Auction: Autographed Coach K Photos

    The Duke Basketball season is underway and is celebrating with its 2012-13 Basketball Season Tip-Off Auction. Blue Devil fans can now bid on one-of-a-kind autographed items and special access ticket packages to upcoming Duke men’s basketball games.


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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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