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Mike Krzyzewski quotes on team, communication, basketball, NBA, practice, people, belief, loss, winning, excellence, leader, successful, etc.

27 Quotes By Mike Krzyzewski

Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Born On: February 13, 1947
Born In: Chicago

Mike Krzyzewski, also known as Coach A, is an American Basketball coach who holds the credit for scoring the most coaching victories in the history of ‘National Collegiate Athletic Association’ (NCAA). He has also been a great coach to the ‘Blue Devils’ of the prestigious ‘Duke University,’ since 1980. Under his coaching, the ‘Blue Devils’ have won 5 national championships, ‘ACC’ regular season titles and ‘12 Final Fours.’ Mike played for Chicago’s ‘Catholic League’ in high school. He also played at the ‘United States Military Academy’ (Army) under the training of legendary Bob Knight. Additionally, Mike also led the U.S. men’s national team to gold medal victories in 2008, 2012, and 2016 ‘Olympic Games’ as well as many world championships in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Check out some of Mike Krzyzewski quotes on team, communication, basketball, NBA, practice, people, belief, loss, winning, excellence, leader, successful, etc.

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If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.

Mike Krzyzewski

At the heart of character is honesty and integrity.

Mike Krzyzewski

Don't do anything as an individual that will make you stand out from your teammates.

Mike Krzyzewski

Discipline is doing what you are supposed to do in the best possible manner at the time you are supposed to do it.

Mike Krzyzewski

Defense is one man guarding the ball and four others helping him

Mike Krzyzewski

Courage gives a leader the ability to stand straight and not sway, no matter which way the wind blows.

Mike Krzyzewski

Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.

Mike Krzyzewski

Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.

Mike Krzyzewski

Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.

Mike Krzyzewski

Communication does not always occur naturally, even among a tight-knit group of individuals. Communication must be taught and practiced in order to bring everyone together as one

Mike Krzyzewski

Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.

Mike Krzyzewski

Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name wirtten on it.

Mike Krzyzewski

Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school.

Mike Krzyzewski

As a leader you can get sidetracked but you have to complete your mission

Mike Krzyzewski

Are you going to show integrity only when someone is watching you - or are you going to show it all the time?

Mike Krzyzewski

Always get back to your core principles.

Mike Krzyzewski

Almost everything in leadership comes back to relationships.

Mike Krzyzewski

Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation.

Mike Krzyzewski

A team is a fist-not five fingers.

Mike Krzyzewski

A leader's responsibility to his team is paramount. It overshadows even his own personal feelings at any given time.

Mike Krzyzewski

A leader may be the most knowledgeable person in the world, but if the players on his team cannot translate that knowledge into action, it means nothing.

Mike Krzyzewski

A leader is someone who puts their people in position to be successful all the time

Mike Krzyzewski

A leader has to show the face his team needs to see.

Mike Krzyzewski

A leader has to be positive about all things that happen to his team. Look at nothing in the past as failure.

Mike Krzyzewski

A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.

Mike Krzyzewski

...you can't play any defense if the other team is on the foul line.

Mike Krzyzewski

As teachers and coaches, we must remember that when mere winning is our only goal, we are doomed to disappointment and failure. But when our goal is to try to win, when our focus is on preparation and sacrifice and effort instead of on numbers on a scoreboard then we will never lose.

Mike Krzyzewski