Quinn Cook Reveals Coach K Loves Beyonce, How She Motivates Duke Players

When Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke first met legendary Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, she instantly realized how funny he is. Known for his championship titles before his jokes, the humor was certainly a surprise. 

Nobody knows this quite like Warriors guard Quinn Cook, who spent four seasons under Coach K as a Duke Blue Devil. But when talking about Coach K, a surprising nugget came to Cook's mind.

"He loves Beyonce," Cook revealed to Burke and Rockets guard Austin Rivers on The Uninterrupted Road Trippin' podcast. "Yeah, he loves Beyonce. He like ... loves Beyonce." 

Cook calls Coach K "the ultimate motivator" and "he'll make you really feel like you can beat the world." That includes using Beyonce as an example. 


"I remember we weren't practicing well and it was trickling into our games. We were barely beating teams we were supposed to manhandle," Cook said. "We come in for film and it's this big dark theater and he's like, 'Kevin turn it on.' That's our video guy. It was Beyonce.

"It's her walkin'. Her talkin' to her dancers. Her talkin' to everyone in the room how she wants this, she wants that. He's showing how hard she's practicin', how hard she's rehearsin' for her show. She's going full speed. She was really demanding greatness in her practice. It transferred to her doing a show that night.

"That was his little correlation about how hard we had to go in practice." 

Now the real question is, would Coach K do the "Single Ladies" dance?

"No, no," Cook said to Burke without hesitation. "Coach's got too much swag for that."

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Now that is exactly how you become the all-time wins leader in men's college basketball. 

Listen to Cook, Burke and Rivers on Road Trippin' in the player below, and subscribe here.

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