How do we talk to one another?
How do we listen?
My team has one rule regarding communication: when you talk to one another, you look each other in the eye.
In our team’s prepation, there are three systems that I and my coaching staff try to instill. Of course, there is an offensive system and a defensive system consisting of basketball X’s and O’s, but there is also a communication system.
On our Duke Basketball teams, I never want to be the only communicator. In order for a message to get across, it must be echoed by every member of the group.
From “Beyond Basketball” by Mike Krzyzewski with Jamie Spatola