• Coach K Hosts USA Basketball Special Aug. 4 on SiriusXM

    Posted: July 31st, 2014


    The two-hour episode of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K will air nationwide on SiriusXM NBA Radio (XM channel 86, Sirius channel 207) and give listeners a preview of USA Basketball’s summer events.  After the debut the special will replay August 4 at 11:00 pm ET/8:00 pm PT and will be available on SiriusXM On Demand .

    The USA Men’s National Team will play a series of exhibition games against Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Slovenia in advance of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, which begins August 30.  Coach K and co-host Joel Meyers will be joined on the program by USA Basketball assistant coaches Jim Boeheim, Monty Williams and Tom Thibodeau to preview the team and their upcoming competition.

    Listeners will also hear from several of the star players on the 2014 Men’s National Team roster including Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis.

    “We are excited to start our preparation for the World Cup and bring our SiriusXM listeners closer to the players and coaches who make USA Basketball such a special program,” said Krzyzewski.  “We have a lot of work to do in the next several weeks.  This show will provide insight into the upcoming tournament, player personnel, coaching philosophies and the latest happenings in the sport of basketball.”

    “As USA Basketball prepares for what will be an exciting stretch of international play, we’re thrilled to have Coach K give the fans this special preview,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer.  “Our listeners will get extraordinary insight from both the coaches and players into another talent-loaded U.S. team and the competition they’ll face.”

    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.  Over that time he has helped lead the U.S. to nine gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals.  Since 2006, when USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo selected Krzyzewski as the Senior Men’s National Team head coach, the USA is 62-1 in major international competitions.  With the gold medal victory in the 2012 London Olympics, Coach K became just the second coach in USA Men’s history to earn consecutive Olympic golds.

    Over 39 years as a head basketball coach, 34 of them at Duke University, Coach K has built one of the most extraordinary coaching resumes in sports history.  He is the all-time winningest head coach in NCAA Men’s Division I basketball history with 983 victories, and has led Duke to four NCAA Championships, 13 ACC Tournament championships and 11 Final Four appearances. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Basketball and Beyond with Coach K airs weekly during college basketball season on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.  On the show, Krzyzewski discusses a wide array of topical issues and interviews guests from the worlds of sports, business, entertainment and politics.

    Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/coach-k-hosts-usa-basketball-special-aug-4-on-siriusxm-2014-07-30?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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.

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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.

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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.

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Care

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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