124 Total Quotes

Mike Krzyzewski Quotes

There aren't many kids like him. He's one of the best players in the country. He has high, high energy and he's at that position that we've used so well for 20 years - the mismatch at the four.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Country

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
Mike Krzyzewski
#People #American Coach Quotes

Obviously we're ecstatic about winning this game. Boston College is truly an amazing team. So many teams would have wilted when we put that 10-point surge on. To our credit, our kids showed the same resolve. Numerous people made tremendous plays.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Boston

Obviously, we are ecstatic about winning the game. Boston College is truly an amazing team. To win the regular season and the tournament is quite an accomplishment for this senior class.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Boston

I don't know who we are, what our identity is. We're still developing. That's why these games are so important for us. It's not like you can let up because these guys still need to develop.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Games

We were not worthy of our jerseys, our Duke jerseys, in the first half.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Duke

Coach Meyer casts a large shadow on the game of college basketball in a positive light. He truly loved the game and the kids he coached. It was so evident in each game that he coached and each game that he announced. I love him. He served as a great example of what a coach should be.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Basketball

I thought we beat a really good basketball team today. For them (Wake Forest) to play this well at this time of the year, during a tough year, shows a lot about their character.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Basketball

I really respect Boston College. They're veterans. They play a unique system. They're tough competitors.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Boston

I was very pleased with the entire selection process. The manner in which it was conducted included all parts of United States' basketball, from the professional level to the colleges and high schools. Everyone was considered.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Conducted

This staff encompasses all the areas that need to be addressed. We have NBA experience. We have international experience. We have backgrounds to teach different styles of basketball, including zone offense and defense.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Experience

It's neat to coach a kid like that. Everyone knows he's going to take the three, and everyone knows he's going to make it.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Coach

Jeff is one of the best communicators I've known and he will continue the quality tradition of basketball there by building a program suited for long-term success.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Basketball

I temper my enthusiasm for the way we played defense because of the fact that they've been on the road forever.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Defense

He's off the charts with focus. Nobody has had more or has done it better here. Some kids have done it equally. Of all time, this kid's a treasure.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Focus

It is a chance to represent the United States at this elite level of basketball. I am honored to be chosen and look forward to the opportunity to develop this team that will represent our great country in its own sport, both on and off the court.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Basketball

Our help-side defense was terrific ... Josh had a big physical presence in there and when we're doing that it takes our defense up a level.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Defense

One, I think it showed that the game was really important, but secondly, how that was handled was maybe the best thing that happened today. It was so darn good. This has been the classiest league in the country since its inception.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Game

We weren't going to win the basketball game, the game was basically over, so why put those kids in harm's way? It's an unfortunate situation. I'll let the powers that be handle it in front of everybody.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Basketball

I thought at that time that 1992 would be my ultimate Olympic experience and it was a pretty darn good one, ... I'd like for this to be the ultimate Olympic experience.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Experience

Don't jump to the conclusion that it's everything for just the low seed. It is everything for 65 teams. Each player and each team has a dream.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Conclusion

I've never seen this here at Duke, where with 13 guys you get [one player] with 40 points. He's off the charts with his focus and commitment. Nobody has had more or done it better here.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Duke

It was a chance for basketball fans, not just our fans, to say thanks. It was the appropriate thing to do.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Basketball

We're 0-0 again. We were able to do that last weekend after losing a couple of tough games. Now we've got to do it again after winning a great tournament.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Games

It's not like we have not had close games. We've just been able to win them, and as a result, the reality sometimes doesn't set in that you're weak in certain areas or you're not doing certain things well. ... When you win, sometimes it overshadows a poor performance.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Games

It's always an honor to be ranked high, but whatever is said about you, you take it and then take a realistic look at yourself and who you are. I would look at us and say we've got a chance (to win it all).
Mike Krzyzewski
#Honor

Our defense was excellent, or else we don't win this game.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Defense

I think both teams played excellent defense. You can't take everything away from them. We tried to limit their 3-point looks and it opened up for some drives inside.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Defense

I've never seen that at Duke where you have 13 shots and get 40 points. It was an incredible performance.
Mike Krzyzewski
#Performance