Create Yours

Mike Krzyzewski Quotes
Page 2 of 3

149 wallpapers

Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I never want to lead a team that is not allowed the freedom to pursue what’s in their hearts. If you want your team to be fully committed, then you’d better be fully committed.”

I never want to lead a team that is not allowed the freedom to pursue what’s in their hearts. If you want your team to be fully committed, then you’d better be fully committed.

— Mike Krzyzewski



Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “That’s why basketball was so good, because I didn’t really need you or anyone else to play it. It would be better if we played four-on-four or five-on-five, but I could go out there alone.”

That’s why basketball was so good, because I didn’t really need you or anyone else to play it. It would be better if we played four-on-four or five-on-five, but I could go out there alone.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.”

I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.”

Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “During critical periods, a leader is not allowed to feel sorry for himself, to be down, to be angry, or to be weak. Leaders must beat back these emotions.”

During critical periods, a leader is not allowed to feel sorry for himself, to be down, to be angry, or to be weak. Leaders must beat back these emotions.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I’m looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion.”

I’m looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own.”

Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team.”

Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Never delegate. Always empower.”

Never delegate. Always empower.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “If a team cannot perform with excellence at a moment’s notice, they probably will fail in the long run.”

If a team cannot perform with excellence at a moment’s notice, they probably will fail in the long run.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Whatever a leader does now sets up what he does later. And there’s always a later.”

Whatever a leader does now sets up what he does later. And there’s always a later.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.”

I don’t look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I think you’re not a human being unless you have doubts and fears.”

I think you’re not a human being unless you have doubts and fears.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Never let a person’s weakness get in the way of their strength.”

Never let a person’s weakness get in the way of their strength.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “That’s what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that’s great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.”

That’s what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that’s great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Defense is one man guarding the ball and four others helping him.”

Defense is one man guarding the ball and four others helping him.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.”

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Making shots counts, but not as much as the people who make them.”

Making shots counts, but not as much as the people who make them.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “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.”

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


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “You start developing a championship attitude by, first of all, telling kids that they are really good and that they have the potential to become better.”

You start developing a championship attitude by, first of all, telling kids that they are really good and that they have the potential to become better.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “A leader has to show the face his team needs to see.”

A leader has to show the face his team needs to see.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “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.”

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


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Don’t do anything as an individual that will make you stand out from your teammates.”

Don’t do anything as an individual that will make you stand out from your teammates.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “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.”

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


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.”

Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “As a leader you can get sidetracked but you have to complete your mission.”

As a leader you can get sidetracked but you have to complete your mission.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “A leader’s responsibility to his team is paramount. It overshadows even his own personal feelings at any given time.”

A leader’s responsibility to his team is paramount. It overshadows even his own personal feelings at any given time.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “There are always those times when you’re going to be down. It’s how you step through it that makes you the person you are.”

There are always those times when you’re going to be down. It’s how you step through it that makes you the person you are.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Throughout the season, I look into my players eyes to gauge feelings, confidence levels, and to establish instant trust.”

Throughout the season, I look into my players eyes to gauge feelings, confidence levels, and to establish instant trust.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Great rivalries don’t have to be built on hatred. They’re built on respect, on a respect for excellence.”

Great rivalries don’t have to be built on hatred. They’re built on respect, on a respect for excellence.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “There are kids don’t want to do something because they’re afraid of looking stupid to their peers. There comes a time when they start protecting themselves, instead of extending. I want to make sure that they’re always trying to extend themselves.”

There are kids don’t want to do something because they’re afraid of looking stupid to their peers. There comes a time when they start protecting themselves, instead of extending. I want to make sure that they’re always trying to extend themselves.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “You should do things because of what your expectations are of yourself.”

You should do things because of what your expectations are of yourself.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Turning down the Lakers was tough, but it is always good to renew your vows to the loves of your life.”

Turning down the Lakers was tough, but it is always good to renew your vows to the loves of your life.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I believe a big part of leadership is about winning the moment.”

I believe a big part of leadership is about winning the moment.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Why do you play a game? I play a game to see how good we can be.”

Why do you play a game? I play a game to see how good we can be.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Fun is to experience things you would not have been able to experience in any other setting.”

Fun is to experience things you would not have been able to experience in any other setting.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “You cannot merely expect culture to be a natural occurrence; it has to be taught and made a part of your everyday routine.”

You cannot merely expect culture to be a natural occurrence; it has to be taught and made a part of your everyday routine.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Mutual commitment helps overcome the fear of failure – especially when people are part of a team sharing and achieving goals. It also sets the stage for open dialogue and honest conversation.”

Mutual commitment helps overcome the fear of failure – especially when people are part of a team sharing and achieving goals. It also sets the stage for open dialogue and honest conversation.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “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.”

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


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Leadership is an ever-evolving position.”

Leadership is an ever-evolving position.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “A leader is someone who puts their people in position to be successful all the time.”

A leader is someone who puts their people in position to be successful all the time.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “My mom gave me unconditional support and unfailing love. You can’t get any better than that. That’s why I’ve never been afraid to lose.”

My mom gave me unconditional support and unfailing love. You can’t get any better than that. That’s why I’ve never been afraid to lose.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Sometimes in a defeat, you can set the stage for future victory. I wanted them to feel good about what they had accomplished. Not to like losing, but to like the success that they had.”

Sometimes in a defeat, you can set the stage for future victory. I wanted them to feel good about what they had accomplished. Not to like losing, but to like the success that they had.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “When you cleanse yourself of a big victory, you may open yourself up to the opportunity for an even bigger victory.”

When you cleanse yourself of a big victory, you may open yourself up to the opportunity for an even bigger victory.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Footwork is one of the primary prerequisites to becoming a great player.”

Footwork is one of the primary prerequisites to becoming a great player.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “One of the worst things anybody can do is assume. I think fools assume. If people have really got it together, they never assume anything. They believe, they work hard, and they prepare- but they don’t assume.”

One of the worst things anybody can do is assume. I think fools assume. If people have really got it together, they never assume anything. They believe, they work hard, and they prepare- but they don’t assume.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name wirtten on it.”

Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name wirtten on it.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “As teachers and coaches, we must remember that when mere winning is our only goal, we are doomed to disappointment and failure. But when our goal is to try to win, when our focus is on preparation and sacrifice and effort instead of on numbers on a scoreboard then we will never lose.”

As teachers and coaches, we must remember that when mere winning is our only goal, we are doomed to disappointment and failure. But when our goal is to try to win, when our focus is on preparation and sacrifice and effort instead of on numbers on a scoreboard then we will never lose.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I’m still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit.”

I’m still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit.

— Mike Krzyzewski


Mike Krzyzewski Quote: “I try to see each new season as a new challenge because I have a new team to work with, new opponents to encounter, and often new ideas and theories to try.”

I try to see each new season as a new challenge because I have a new team to work with, new opponents to encounter, and often new ideas and theories to try.

— Mike Krzyzewski

PREV 1 2 3 NEXT
Communication Quotes
Motivational Quotes
Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes
Positive Quotes
Startup Quotes
Albert Einstein Quotes
Success Quotes
Steve Jobs Quotes
Inspirational Quotes
Courage Quotes
Life Quotes
Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Get Inspired. Get Motivated.

We're on a mission of turning inspiring quotes into beautiful wallpapers. Start your week with a motivational kick. Don't miss out on our next weekly batch.

Join 48,000+ other people and subscribe to Quotefancy Weekly Digest.

Subscribe