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Mike Krzyzewski Quotes


57 Mike Krzyzewski quotes:



"It was a great individual accomplishment."
"There aren't many kids like him. He's one of the best players in the country. He has high, high energy and he's at that position that we've used so well for 20 years - the mismatch at the four."
Author: Krzyzewski Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"[But the Hall of Fame coach refused Friday to comment any further.] That has not been finalized yet, obviously because we haven't had a press conference or whatever, ... I've been in serious discussions, but it's not ready for an official announcement."
Author: Krzyzewski Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"I thought at that time that 1992 would be my ultimate Olympic experience and it was a pretty darn good one, ... I'd like for this to be the ultimate Olympic experience."
"When my two freshmen are playing like that, it brings everybody together. They were playing with such enthusiasm. They have such good game personalities, that when they allow themselves to show it, we're just better."
"For me, this is the ultimate honor in coaching,"
Author: Krzyzewski Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"He can erase mistakes. Offensively, he's a definite low-post threat. And because of their 3-point shooting, he's usually isolated there one-on-one. And with his length and width, he has a chance to score really well. ... [He's] a low-post presence both offensively and defensively. Every team would love to have that, and they do."
"This is going to be a matter of collective responsibility,"
"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions."
"Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school."
"My parents didn't really understand too much about sport. At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago, and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins. Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles."
"Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need."
"Even though we want huge individual egos, our collective ego is unbelievable."
"Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing."
"First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity."
"I always wanted to teach."
"I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts."
"I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it's tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody."
"I probably shouldn't say this, but I was not much of a book person. I loved to learn, but I learn by doing. I learn from my experiences."
"I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now."



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