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Coaching Effectiveness: Comparing Coaches Kryzewski & Knight

Please help me out with the following questions regarding the cases attached. I appreciate your input.

1. Discuss:
What are the key points that Coach K makes?
Who is this man?
What are his values, his character?
How would you describe his leadership style?
How did you feel watching the video clips?
Was Coach K likeable? Authentic?
Would you send your son to play for him?

2. Discuss:
What are the key points that Coach Knight makes?
Who is this man?
What are his values, his character?
How would you describe his leadership style?
How did you feel watching the video clips?
Was Coach Knight likeable? Authentic?
Would you send your son to play for him?

3. a) What are the differences between the two coaches?
b) How are the two coaches alike? What similarities do they share?

4. a) If you were an Athletic Director at a major university, whom would you hire as your college basketball coach? Coach K or Coach Knight? Why?
b) If you were a talented young basketball player, whom would you rather play for? Coach K or Coach Knight? Why?

5. a) Think about someone at work who got the "most" out of you. Was that person more like Coach K or Coach Knight?
b) Think about a time when you got the "most" out of someone else. Were you more like Coach K or Coach Knight?

Snook, Scott A., Leslie A. Perlow, and Brian DeLacey. "Coach Knight: The Will to Win." Harvard Business School Case 406-043, August 2005. (Revised December 2005.)

Snook, Scott A., Leslie A. Perlow, and Brian DeLacey. "Coach K: A Matter of the Heart." Harvard Business School Case 9-406-044, August 2005.

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The solution is in the form of a 2,920-word APA-format essay complete with a cover page divided into 3 sections to correspond with the problems presented in the original posting (see long description). It provides an analysis and study of the varied coaching styles between Coach Mike Kryzewski of the 2008 US Olympic Basketball team and controversial retired NCAA Coach Bob Knight to compare and contrast their philosophy, strategies and their effectiveness. A short history of the said coaches is also included for depth. References are listed for expansion.

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