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  • Beyond Basketball

  • Coach K's Keywords for Success
  • By: Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola
  • Narrated by: Mike Krzyzewski
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

For Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team, certain words have special importance and force. Coach K uses them every day to energize, motivate, and teach his players how to be winners on the court and in every aspect of their lives. Now, in Beyond Basketball, he offers 40 short, hard-hitting audio essays that will educate and inspire. Each is centered on an important keyword and illustrated with anecdotes from his personal experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little disjointed

  • By Cathy Morison on 11-22-11

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Reviewed: 05-21-12

If you could sum up Beyond Basketball in three words, what would they be?

Fun. Relevant. Intelligent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Basketball?

Coach K's stories are just great. The one I thought was one of the best was when he was helping Coach Knight and he'd built up the courage to ask Coach Knight why the team wasn't having to run the killer drills that Coach Knight had Coach K run when he played for Coach Knight and Coach Knight responded "because they don't need the same drills." Too often we think that all training fits every situation and everyone and the key to building a winning team is understanding the difference.

Which character – as performed by Mike Krzyzewski – was your favorite?

Coach K's daughter and her advocating for a new family pet is priceless.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

An exceptional journey of discovery.

Any additional comments?

This one is a must hear; it's a part of physical book library now.