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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (214 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola Narrator: Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781594838002
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The Duke University men’s basketball team has served as the gold standard in college athletics for well over two decades—and that’s all because of the extraordinary impact of Mike Krzyzewski, the highly-respected coach of the Duke squad.

Coach K’s reputation as a teacher of young men has transcended his extraordinary success as a coach. The Duke team is always ranked at the top of the college game, year in and year out, but what’s truly remarkable about Coach K are his players and the legacy they leave behind: Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Elton Brand, Bobby Hurley, and on and on—these are not just great basketball players, but individuals who have become true leaders in American society, all thanks in large part to Coach K’s leadership.

So how does Coach K do it? In this audiobook, he offers forty short, hard-hitting essays—each centered on an important keyword and illustrated with anecdotes from his personal experiences-that educate and inspire. He reveals his tips, advice, and time-tested guidance on how he coaches and educates his players about life beyond the basketball court.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 2/19/2014

    " Just read this - a quick read. It is great for teachers - short vignettes about what certain words mean in the course of one's life - lessons about integrity and character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isaac | 2/8/2014

    " A good read, nice essays about 40 different words having to do with leadership, commitment, teamwork, etc...Great for anyone in a team setting or just for daily life, work, family, school. Coach K is one of the best leaders I have ever seen and one of my favorite people. I got to hear him speak this Fall and that was great to hear as well, he is a great storyteller and has so much knowledge and enthusiasm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis Coverston | 1/24/2014

    " Coach K is awesome. He is a great leader and mentor, and there need to be more coaches like him guiding young athletes and not just coaching the sport. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 12/30/2013

    " This was an entertaining read. Not much depth, but a taste of some good stories behind some of Duke's successes. The format started to get repetitive but luckily the duration made up for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 12/29/2013

    " I liked this book and the advice/wisdom that Coach K shared. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Grant | 10/9/2013

    " A must-read book on success frameworks in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Owen | 9/20/2013

    " A great read about what basketball can teach us, and how it can carry over into everyday life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidie | 8/30/2013

    " Audio book narrated by Kryzewski. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Temoca | 8/14/2013

    " It's a quick read and even though each point ties int o basketball, as the title says it's points on how to be the best you can be and live a life you can be proud of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Canalin | 4/12/2013

    " _Beyond Basketball_ is a book you would want to use for sports. This book is not only about basketball. It's also about words that can be used in life in life as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hikerdee | 2/12/2013

    " I enjoy a good motivational book and I appreciate Coach K's ability to tell a good story that sticks in your memory and provides power when guidance is appropriate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Artie | 2/11/2013

    " Fairly standard motivational/self-help/"Keys to do X" book that got bonus points (otherwise, 2.7 stars) due to my affinity for basketball. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anwar | 9/26/2012

    " GREAT POINTS, MAKES YOU ANALYZE YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND GOALS IN LIFE...VERY QUICK READ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/19/2012

    " Coach K takes sports stories and turns them into life lessons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 3/3/2012

    " Loved this book. Great/quick read and gives great advice to anyone, not just athletes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Yau | 12/3/2011

    " Anyone that enjoys the sport of basketball should read this book not for the sports perspective but for the deeper meaning and lesson this book can teach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 8/8/2011

    " It is a good book, one that dispenses advice made more valuable because of the level of success that has come with living by the kind of standards discussed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 4/28/2011

    " Interesting lessons but have found many other books that teach basically the same lessons and then some... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/5/2011

    " This book would be great for anyone for motivation and insight on leading and succeding in life, but if your a Duke Fan this is a must read, It's like trip down memory lane with names like Lattner,Hurley, Hill,Langdon, Wojohowski, etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/28/2011

    " Coach K wrote this book with his daughter. It's a simple read, with some nice stories from his coaching past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Mayer | 2/17/2011

    " Great words from a great man "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 1/24/2011

    " A great read about what basketball can teach us, and how it can carry over into everyday life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 4/5/2010

    " It is a good book, one that dispenses advice made more valuable because of the level of success that has come with living by the kind of standards discussed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Temoca | 2/9/2010

    " It's a quick read and even though each point ties int o basketball, as the title says it's points on how to be the best you can be and live a life you can be proud of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 1/28/2010

    " Anyone that enjoys the sport of basketball should read this book not for the sports perspective but for the deeper meaning and lesson this book can teach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick T. | 7/8/2009

    " This is a great little treasure of stories based on the notion that words are living beings that we can befriend with
    limitless joy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 9/1/2008

    " Interesting lessons but have found many other books that teach basically the same lessons and then some... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hikerdee | 7/31/2008

    " I enjoy a good motivational book and I appreciate Coach K's ability to tell a good story that sticks in your memory and provides power when guidance is appropriate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/10/2008

    " This book would be great for anyone for motivation and insight on leading and succeding in life, but if your a Duke Fan this is a must read, It's like trip down memory lane with names like Lattner,Hurley, Hill,Langdon, Wojohowski, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 5/6/2008

    " Coach K takes sports stories and turns them into life lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 1/22/2008

    " Just read this - a quick read. It is great for teachers - short vignettes about what certain words mean in the course of one's life - lessons about integrity and character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 1/16/2008

    " Coach K wrote this book with his daughter. It's a simple read, with some nice stories from his coaching past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 12/6/2007

    " Loved this book. Great/quick read and gives great advice to anyone, not just athletes. "

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About the Author
Author Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski has been the basketball coach of the Duke Blue Devils for twenty-seven years, winning four NCAA championships and multiple Coach of the Year awards. He coached the US men’s basketball team to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and also won gold as an assistant coach in 1992 and 1994. He is revered and respected by sports fans and business leaders everywhere. In 2011, he was named Coach of the Year by Time magazine. Coach K lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Jamie K. Spatola is a graduate of Duke University, where she majored in English. She lives with her husband, US Army Captain Chris Spatola, in Lawton/Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She is Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski’s daughter.