Shelfari edited the description of Beyond Basketball Sunday, August 2, 2009.
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 he do it? In this he reveals his tips, advice and time-tested guidance on how he coaches and educates his players about life beyond basketball court Starting with the 4 most important words I believe in you" Coach K provides his personal philosophy on how to cope with winning, how to cope with losing, how to rely on one's teammates, the importance of discipline, the rewards of taking pride in one's work, and much, much more.