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.
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.
What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
A leader's job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment.
I enjoy basketball. I enjoy coaching basketball. It's the out-of-season stuff I didn't handle well.
Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else.
Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.
A lion never roars after a kill.
I only use statistics to reinforce what I already think, or if it's something unusual.
There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does
The truly free person in society is a disciplined person.
I wasn't as critical during games as I was at practice. Players needed confidence during games more than criticism.
You should sub a player out when you see a player not going full-speed or playing selfish basketball.
You can't teach court savvy
I think the real free person in society is one that's disciplined. It's the one that can choose; that is the free one.
The coach's job is to be part servant in helping each player reach his goals within the team concept.
Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play.
I would never recruit a player who yells at his teammates, disrespected his high school coach, or scores 33 points a game and his team goes 10-10.
I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking.
One player's selfish attitude can poison a locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish team work
Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player.
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.
As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.
Motor cut. Forced landing. Hit cow. Cow died. Scared me.
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