A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. Thats how I want you to play.
By: Mike Krzyzewski
Thats what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then thats great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.
Thats another thing, we made up games. We didnt have equipment. When it snowed, we would play slow motion tackle football. We would play hockey, but we wouldnt skate. We just made things up. I loved doing that.
Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.
When you win, sometimes it overshadows a poor performance.
Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that Ive always looked up to.
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.
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
With me and basketball, it became part of me.
I always wanted to teach.
My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher, and thats still what I do: teach.
Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school.
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