Mike Krzyzewski Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mike krzyzewski quotes, mike krzyzewski sayings, and mike krzyzewski proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.      

Mike Krzyzewski

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Parents can really help, but they can also really hinder the development of their youngsters.     

Mike Krzyzewski

I believe work is good. There is dignity in work. I also believe that a hard-work ethic forges strong leaders.     

Mike Krzyzewski

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

Mike Krzyzewski

Leaders should be reliable without being predictable. They should be consistent without being anticipated.     

Mike Krzyzewski

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication     

Mike Krzyzewski

Almost everything in leadership comes back to relationships.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about.     

Mike Krzyzewski

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

Mike Krzyzewski

Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Always get back to your core principles.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing.     

Mike Krzyzewski

In leadership, there are no words more important than trust.     

Mike Krzyzewski

It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Leadership is simple: Add value to people everyday.      

Mike Krzyzewski

The more Final Fours you go to, the more cousins you find you have who need tickets.     

Mike Krzyzewski

In basketball and in life, I have always maintained the philosophy of 'next play,' what it means is that whatever you have just done is not as important as what you are doing right now.     

Mike Krzyzewski