Coach K News

  • 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.

  • Launches Coach K Golden Auction

    Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski led the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team to the gold medal on Sunday at the 2012 Olympic Games with a 107-100 win over Spain. is celebrating Krzyzewski’s accomplishment with its Coach K Golden Auction. Bid now on 10 items signed by the legendary coach.

  • Coach K Leads U.S. To Gold in London

    The U.S. men’s basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory on Sunday and its second straight Olympic championship.

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

    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.

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

    Sirius XM Radio 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.


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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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
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
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