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.
You should never be proud of doing the right thing. You should just do it.
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
A leader's job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment.
I only use statistics to reinforce what I already think, or if it's something unusual.
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.
You should sub a player out when you see a player not going full-speed or playing selfish basketball.
A lion never roars after a kill.
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 think the real free person in society is one that's disciplined. It's the one that can choose; that is the free one.
I wasn't as critical during games as I was at practice. Players needed confidence during games more than criticism.
I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking.
You can't teach court savvy
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.
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.
I've always believed in quickness over strength and size.
One player's selfish attitude can poison a locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish team work
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 know a lawyer who'd love to retire and be an assistant coach. I mean, it's fun.
Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play.
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.
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