If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
A leader's job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment.
What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.
I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking.
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
A lion never roars after a kill.
You should never be proud of doing the right thing. You should just do it.
Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else.
You should sub a player out when you see a player not going full-speed or playing selfish basketball.
The flash of rain, the shining rainbow riding completely around the plane, the lift over mountain ridges, the steady, pure air at dawn take-offs. ... It was so alive and rich a life that any other conceivable choice seemed dull, prosaic, and humdrum.
Praise behaviour that you want repeated
You can't teach court savvy
Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player.
You should just do the right thing.
The coach's job is to be part servant in helping each player reach his goals within the team concept.
The best way to stop the problem of agents would be for the NCAA to come down hard and suspend a school for two years if it finds players with agents on campus.
I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
Everyone on the bench stands for the man coming out of the game.
Only praise behavior that you want to be repeated. Never use false praise.
There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option.
Our teachers at the public school level are the most underpaid for the importance of their job in America.
I enjoy basketball. I enjoy coaching basketball. It's the out-of-season stuff I didn't handle well.
I just think we shouldn't get into counting coaches' records. I've never been for that but I know that's just American society.
I'd never get elected if people in North Carolina realized how liberal I am.
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