Duke University's men's basketball program has been the model for success in Coach Mike Krzyzewski's years at the helm. Under his direction the Blue Devils have won over 400 games, two NCAA Championships, and earned a berth in seven Final Fours. Now you can harness Coach K's strategies for team defense, the transition game, and successful practicing to make your team better than ever.
The Duke Basketball Video Series offers special insight into the key components that made all of those Duke wins, championships, and awards possible. You will be transported right to Cameron Indoor Stadium, to see and hear what takes place during Duke practice sessions. Each action-filled tape includes Coach K and the Duke team explaining, demonstrating, and correcting through:
• coaching points,
• individual skill instruction,
• tactical team preparations, and
• practice drills.
Action footage shows how lessons learned on the practice floor are transferred successfully to games. You will find the content captivating and directly applicable to your own improvement or to that of your players.
Duke's emphasis on beating their opponent in switching from defense to offense and from offense to defense has now become a hallmark of their success. Very rarely do they give up an easy fastbreak basket, while they score many breakaway buckets themselves. Transition Game shows that this advantage is developed on the practice court by design, drilling, and desire, and it describes how you can achieve this advantage for yourself or your team.
Also available in DVD format.
One of the standout coaches in NCAA basketball history, Mike Krzyzewski has guided the Blue Devils of Duke University to the highest reaches of the basketball world. Head coach at Duke since 1980, Coach K's teams have won four national championships and reached the Final Four eleven times. Playing in the nation's toughest conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), he has produced twelve regular season championships and thirteen ACC tournament championships. He has been named ACC Coach of the Year four times and the National Coach of the Year in five different seasons. With 927 wins (and counting), Coach K is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.
Coach K’s players have earned National Player of the Year honors nine times, claimed National Defensive Player of the Year honors nine times, and been named All-American 35 times. Forty of his players have been NBA Draft selections (through 2009 NBA Draft), including 21 first round picks and 15 NBA Lottery picks.
Mike Krzyzewski is also head coach of the United States men's national basketball team whom he led to a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championship. He was an assistant coach on the 1992 "Dream Team".
When away from coaching, Krzyzewski enjoys playing tennis and racquetball and watching basketball games, and spending time with his family.