Team and Group Dynamics in Sports

Shortly before the 2008 Olympic Games, Mike Krzyzewski, coach of the U.S. men's basketball team, remarked:

From Athens [where the team finished third] we learned we need time to develop camaraderie.

We have to be committed to one another before we can be committed to the team. We're developing a program, not “selecting a team.” No one ever “selects a team”; you select people and hope they become a team.

Several weeks later, the U.S. basketball team went on to win the gold medal in Beijing and were noted for the high ...

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