Mike Krzyzewski Quotes

57 Mike Krzyzewski quotes:

"This is the first team we played all year that could really block shots like that. Their ability to block shots made us change some shots inside. And I don't know if we ever adjusted to that."
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"It was a great individual accomplishment."
"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."
"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."
"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 always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one."
"I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts."
"I hated to lose."
"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."
"I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears."
"I wasn't a great player in college, but I was a very good high school player. It really shaped a lot of what I do as a basketball coach now."
"I'm fortunate now that I coach at Duke University and we've won a lot. I have some kids who haven't failed that much. But when they get to college, they're going to fail some time. That's a thing that I can help them the most with."
"I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit."
"I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has never been jealous of my success. They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive. They shared in it."

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