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.
The truly free person in society is a disciplined person.
A leader's job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment.
A lion never roars after a kill.
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.
Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.
Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else.
I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone on the bench stands for the man coming out of the game.
There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does
I wasn't as critical during games as I was at practice. Players needed confidence during games more than criticism.
Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play.
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 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.
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