Mike Krzyzewski is a celebrated American college basketball coach who was appointed head coach of Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team of Duke University in 1980. Prior to that, he had coached the Army Cadets for five seasons. He is also known for coaching the United States men's national basketball team and leading them to win a number of titles.
In 1969, he got married to Carol Marsh, with whom he fathered three daughters.
He is an inductee into multiple Halls of Fame, including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. As the coach of the United States men's national basketball team, he led the team to win gold at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
In his youth, he played basketball for the Army Knights men's basketball team, which he later coached.
Fun is to experience things you would not have been able to experience in any other setting.Mike Krzyzewski
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.Mike Krzyzewski
I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.Mike Krzyzewski
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.Mike Krzyzewski
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.Mike Krzyzewski
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.Mike Krzyzewski
I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.Mike Krzyzewski
Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.Mike Krzyzewski
In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.Mike Krzyzewski
Leadership is an ever-evolving position.Mike Krzyzewski
My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and that's still what I do: teach.Mike Krzyzewski
The person who has inspired me my whole life is my Mom, because she taught me commitment. She sacrificed.Mike Krzyzewski
The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.Mike Krzyzewski
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.Mike Krzyzewski
Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I've always looked up to.Mike Krzyzewski
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.Mike Krzyzewski
is a famous American basketball player and coach,
who was born on
February 13, 1947. As a person born on this date, Mike Krzyzewski is listed in our database as the 4th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 13) and the 14th most popular for the year (1947).
People born on February 13
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Mike Krzyzewski is the 173rd most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Mike Krzyzewski's birthday, Mike Krzyzewski is the 1079th most famous American and ranks 32nd in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
In general, Mike Krzyzewski ranks as the 1788th
most popular famous person, and the 37th most popular basketball player of all time.
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