• Coach K to Receive Leadership in Coaching Award

    Posted: August 13th, 2013


    Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will received the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award at “An Evening with the Legends of the Game” event in Washington, D.C. Sept. 24. The custom designed award will be presented by Nan Wooden, daughter of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.

    Krzyzewski, one of the most highly decorated coaches of all-time, enters the 2013-14 season with NCAA records in wins (957), 30-win seasons (13) and seasons ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll (16). He is in his 34th season at Duke and is 16 wins shy of becoming the second coach in NCAA history to record 900 wins at one school. Krzyzewski has also guided the Blue Devils to four National Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010) and 11 Final Four appearances.

    In addition to his staggering success in Durham, Krzyzewski has also helped reestablish USA Basketball atop the FIBA rankings. Now in his third stint as head coach of the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team, he has guided the program to four gold medals, including a pair of Olympic golds.

    “Coach K represents exactly what the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award is all about,” said executive director Bob Geoghan, “whether coaching the Blue Devils or Team USA, he is a passionate and inspires his teams to win.”

    In addition former Duke standouts Tommy Amaker and Grant Hill as well as Phil Chenier and Paul “Red” Jenkins will be inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the ceremonies.  Other notables expected to attend include: Morgan Wootten, Kevin Grevey, Mike Brey, and Danny Ferry

    “An Evening with the Legends of the Game” will take place Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 6 – 10 pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. The evening will include dinner, awards presentations and a silent auction.

    Tickets will be on sale beginning August 12 and are available online at www.AnEveningWithTheLegends.com. Tickets are $200, with a special Early Bird rate of $150 being offered until September 13th.

    A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.

    For More information about An Evening with the Legends of the Game:
    Bob Geoghan
    Executive Director
    (301) 424-1080  Phone
    (240) 888-2574  Cell
    (240) 399-4211  Fax
    E-mail: robertjgeoghan@aol.com

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.

- Coach K
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.

- Coach K
Care

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
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.

- Coach K
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.

- 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
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.

- Coach K
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.

- Coach K
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.

- Coach K
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.

- Coach K
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