Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

by Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola
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Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success by Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola

The Duke University men's basketball team has served as the gold standard in college athletics for well over two decades - and that's all because of the extraordinary impact of Mike Krzyzewski, the highly-respected coach of the Duke squad.

Coach K's reputation as a teacher of young men has transcended his extraordinary success as a coach. The Duke team is always ranked at the top of the college game, year in and year out, but what's truly remarkable about Coach K are his players and the legacy they leave behind: Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Elton Brand, Bobby Hurley, and on and on -- these are not just great basketball players, but individuals who have become true leaders in American society, all thanks in large part to Coach K's leadership.

So how does Coach K do it? In this new book, he reveals his tips, advice, and time-tested guidance on how he coaches and educates his players about life beyond the basketball court.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446581875
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 224,934
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

In addition to winning numerous NCAA championships and Coach of the Year awards, Coach K has also been selected to coach the USA men's basketball team at the Summer Olympics in 2008.

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Beyond Basketball 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski is the men's basketball coach of the Duke University team. For many years, Duke's team has found itself at the top of the college basketball circuit, and it owes a lot of that success to the wisdom, discipline, and dedication of its coach.

Coach Krzyzewski knows that one sentence, beyond any other, can inspire in his players the determination to succeed: "I believe in you." In life--whether it be academics, athleticism, or anything else--knowing that someone believes in you can make the difference between losing and winning. Coach K. knows that, and so do his players.

BEYOND BASKETBALL is broken down into numerous short "chapters," which include the following:

Adaptability, Adversity, Balance, Belief, Care, Challenges, Collective Responsibility, Commitment, Communication, Courage, Crisis Management, Culture, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Failure, Family, Friendship, Fundamentals, Giving Back, Guidance, Imagination, Integrity, Learning, Love, Motivation, Next Play, Ownership, Passion, Poise, Pressure, Pride, Respect, Selflessness, Standards, Talent, Trust, Will, and Work.

Whether you're a follower of college basketball or not, BEYOND BASKETBALL is a fitting book that deals with working hard, playing hard, and dedicating yourself to whatever goals you set for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski is the men's basketball coach of the Duke University team. For many years, Duke's team has found itself at the top of the college basketball circuit, and it owes a lot of that success to the wisdom, discipline, and dedication of its coach. Coach Krzyzewski knows that one sentence, beyond any other, can inspire in his players the determination to succeed: 'I believe in you.' In life--whether it be academics, athleticism, or anything else--knowing that someone believes in you can make the difference between losing and winning. Coach K. knows that, and so do his players. BEYOND BASKETBALL is broken down into numerous short 'chapters,' which include the following: Adaptability, Adversity, Balance, Belief, Care, Challenges, Collective Responsibility, Commitment, Communication, Courage, Crisis Management, Culture, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Failure, Family, Friendship, Fundamentals, Giving Back, Guidance, Imagination, Integrity, Learning, Love, Motivation, Next Play, Ownership, Passion, Poise, Pressure, Pride, Respect, Selflessness, Standards, Talent, Trust, Will, and Work. Whether you're a follower of college basketball or not, BEYOND BASKETBALL is a fitting book that deals with working hard, playing hard, and dedicating yourself to whatever goals you set for yourself. **Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka 'The Genius'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for any high school or college kid. You dont have to be involved in sports to enjoy this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a simple read. It makes you realize that leadership is not something created. You learn it throughout your life but you need something to pull it out of you
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was most impressed with this book. The writing was incredible. Absolutely phenomenal. The book covers forty different words, each vital to a team's or business' success, and describes those words using vignettes from his past and present teams. The stories he tells are great for any sports fan, but the message of the book is universal to all professions. It was a fun, informative, awesome read.
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Hey sorry
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I am here
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"Sup i haven't thought about going pro. I might come back to Duke."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the all time Great coaches. My 11 year old son read this book and was amazed at all the insight this coach had to offer. Definately recommend this book to anyone, including young athletes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WRONG! Coach K also coaches the USA Dream Team in the olympic games. Love a DUKE basketball player. Watch me in the games. My name is Mason Plumlee.
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You all know that coach k is amazing but did you know that he was terrible at coaching his first year he almost got fired Duke is my favorite college I really hope to go there
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This book taught me a lot about basketball, skills, and life in general. Beyond Basketball is this great book. I¿ve never really liked reading until I picked up this book, and now I really like to read. Coach K. has an awesome view on how to look a situation.
This book contains his key words to success. He tells about his team, his life, and his family. This is my all time favorite book. If you¿re interested in basketball I¿m sure you¿ll like this book too.
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