Last week, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett visited Durham, North Carolina to meet with Duke's head basketball coach (and head coach of the United States national team) Mike Krzyzewski. The point of the trip was apparent enough: two leaders and head coaches, talking shop, leadership, coaching and so forth.
Reporters caught up Garrett this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis recently, and asked him what he learned. Garrett responded that he could only give a synopsis due to the sheer amount of insight he had gained from the man best known as Coach K.
"We literally could talk about this for five days, I learned so much," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "He has an amazing way of creating an environment that is so organized, so systematic, so seamless; the execution and everything they do is off the charts. He also has this amazing personal touch with everyone involved in the organization. He has a personal relationship with everybody. He cares deeply about everybody. They care about each other.
"It's a combination of IBM at its finest moments and the greatest mom and pop shop you've ever seen, and he puts it together. I sat there for three days and was really amazed by it. It inspired me a great deal."
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