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Bob Hope didn't the ball and joining me right now might she kept you better known as coach K he has led Duke University to -- three national championship.
And meager 833.
Career wins earned twelve national coach of the year honors and -- the US men's basketball team to -- gold medal.
At last summer's Olympics last month he got caught up in the debate over the economy.
President Obama failed to pick -- for our coach K have suggestion.
He's much of that respect what he's doing really the economy is something that he should focus on probably more than bracket.
Countries certainly knows about winning strategies and in fact in his new book for business of sports -- like the gold standard.
Well we weren't world class team.
On -- all star team particularly in this business world.
Very challenging because -- good to see you by the way it was tongue in cheek with quietness.
-- -- won't believe me.
I know a thing or two about this because.
I was all for the best ballplayer -- are less time interview the president I said listen you know one of the ones we go to -- -- -- he has yet to live up to that deals that I work on him because he's when he's practicing with the Tar Heels that could -- be but now it's not a good thing and he got a foursome right.
I don't know.
That has anything to do with his politics but that he's really a left handed player -- exactly exactly well.
First look great -- last time I think -- It was before you -- heading to Beijing.
And you said I'm gonna put together.
Actually that's gonna work cohesive link -- -- use some of the gold standard that you talk about.
What worked so effectively -- actual content something you've built your career -- well.
If you get all those talents playing together they're gonna make each other better and those guys understood that.
I think it's one of the reasons why LeBron James is having such.
A fabulous here he weren't so much not not so much for me.
But from playing with Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd and Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade.
And when you do you bring all those talents together.
You're gonna be better and those guys to understood what was happening -- way.
Before that a lot of teams were just focused on hey it's our game.
Just United States game but it isn't.
It's the world's game and we showed respect for everybody by preparing while one and by winning and I thought we were well accepted by the world.
It's one of the fascinating things about this -- you and your daughter wrote in the -- -- do you allow her to get this insight he basically said look.
You can only publishing this book if we take home the gold because if it's the silver it just won't be pretty but.
You can't be giving you my perspective into the athletes and what's going on their -- to kind of thought process that you wanted them to work through it instead of being a star.
Focusing on we gotta do this for -- country wasn't like.
Well first off having my daughter Jamie there at the meetings and she -- -- cover corners to be inconspicuous.
That's it you'd have to sit -- all those big guys they would have noticed you anyway.
Well what we tried to do is create an environment where.
We all spoke to one another we had.
We're honest with one another in the gold standard was.
A commitment to doing.
To living a certain way not just playing a certain way.
And I think if you get everybody -- there'd be business for.
If everybody's on the same page -- same goals.
Dwayne wade would say.
Coach for point for the three workers on the front of the Jersey USA.
And imagine this you play basketball -- everybody on your team would say that the coach coach I'll do anything you want me to do.
For the team.
Well that's a good that's pretty good -- changed the game we have but while doing that.
You don't want them to -- egos that they have on their parent team it's.
And so we would say to Chris Paul remember -- still taken a -- shots.
You know -- you're -- -- step on that court don't lose that killer instinct don't -- secure instinct even though your subordinate yourself.
To the US say don't.
Don't lose your ego and you know how important that is -- business.
-- you need to have a strong he go on these guys have strong -- One and things about this -- in your career is it translates into what's happening right now in this economy and you've got a lot of big relationships of the auto industry right Rick -- of the world.
Are you surprised -- what happened in this country this offensive outrage in populism and frustration about the American dream what's happened to DCX Federer.
Well I think the biggest thing that -- that's hurtful during this economy is is an overall attitude of pessimism.
And our our country is not been built on pessimism it's still been built on optimism and followed by hard work not just foolish dreams the dreams followed by.
Working together to to create the country that we have.
And with everything that's been going on there just seems to be a lack of trust.
In if you don't have all trust you -- out on.
You know being bold and I would like to see our our leaders in the business world man in the political world.
Say more positive things even in week times.
You know you you know obviously if you don't just -- tell -- -- -- -- -- always say your bad your bad your bad.
Everybody on that team feels like her bed -- instead of saying we're in a tough situation let's work our way to get out here's how we're gonna do it and and if it's the same situation -- it's a positive spin.
I gotta tell you watching NCAA tournament and I'm obsessed with -- consigned like played law working on my side but you know.
I was I was so surprised to see the level of outrage about the coaches as well the Calipari announcement in the kind of money that he's making.
And this this story the vilification of of leaders and people in your position.
It's not just come from the financial institutions for the auto -- is it it's spreading across this country.
Wouldn't get out when coaches now are being criticized for the funds that they -- taking -- a lot of public universities and some deep trouble.
Well I think.
If everything is based on -- market place and you know what does what you command in a certain field.
And in the coaching profession -- obviously the professional level gets the most.
But at the collegiate level because of -- what you mean to a university and how much you generate free university.
Not just in ticket sales that you're really if you're the top football program -- basketball program you're the marketing arm for that university.
And if you Trace back all the fund raising efforts for that university.
You'll find that it.
We it's many times through that particular team.
Coach or just way of doing things and if -- been there for a long time.
You've been involved and might have been at duke for almost thirty years.
Were involved in a -- at Duke University.
-- to make sure that we raise money for scholarships we had initiatives.
And I would say that the coaches out there earned their money.
With the highlight of your career running around in your underwear.
The let -- know that little risky business commercial that must have been insane well that was so cool thing.
And I -- there.
-- -- -- well my players love that and my daughters and my wife wanted me to do it.
But I only did it one because it's out of the box that too because coach Knight Roy and and Rick Pitino.
Also that they -- maker -- Metallica -- favorite bands.
You know it's not -- -- promote -- guy so I was the guy who wanted to throw the drums that.
He said that he could do that a little bit better I didn't before we go with your favorite band.
I'm I'm more of of a multi.
It's what do you do you you -- -- -- now I don't do that I get to show only have a it is thanks so what we'll where he had -- great -- you all right thank you so much for having me -- morning wonderful have.
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