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.
What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking.
Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
You should never be proud of doing the right thing. You should just do it.
A lion never roars after a kill.
Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else.
You should just do the right thing.
Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player.
The coach's job is to be part servant in helping each player reach his goals within the team concept.
You should sub a player out when you see a player not going full-speed or playing selfish basketball.
A leader's job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment.
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.
Only praise behavior that you want to be repeated. Never use false praise.
The truly free person in society is a disciplined person.
I'd never get elected if people in North Carolina realized how liberal I am.
One player's selfish attitude can poison a locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish team work
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.
You can't teach court savvy
I enjoy basketball. I enjoy coaching basketball. It's the out-of-season stuff I didn't handle well.
There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does
Praise behaviour that you want repeated
I know a lawyer who'd love to retire and be an assistant coach. I mean, it's fun.
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