Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

By Mike Krzyzewski

The Duke college men's basketball group has served because the highest quality in collage athletics for good over twenty years - and that is all end result of the outstanding effect of Mike Krzyzewski, the highly-respected trainer of the Duke squad.

Coach K's recognition as a instructor of younger males has transcended his striking luck as a trainer. The Duke group is often ranked on the most sensible of the varsity video game, 12 months in and 12 months out, yet what is really striking approximately trainer okay are his gamers and the legacy they depart at the back of: provide Hill, Shane Battier, Elton model, Bobby Hurley, and on and on -- those aren't simply nice basketball gamers, yet people who became precise leaders in American society, all thank you largely to teach K's leadership.

So how does trainer ok do it? during this new booklet, he unearths his counsel, recommendation, and time-tested counsel on how he coaches and educates his avid gamers approximately lifestyles past the basketball court.

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