Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
Successful programs consist of people working hard, working together, while never worrying about who gets the credit.
When you watch the game, be a student of the game.
Positioning, anticipation and technique create quickness. Therefore, you can always get quicker
It doesn't cost nothing to be nice to people
Discipline and demand without being demeaning.
If you can do something and not blow your own horn, it sure sounds a lot better.
It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice and to ignore your example.
Your program must have an overriding purpose which is clearly visible and which teaches lessons beyond winning.
What you accept in victory, you must accept in defeat.
Plays are not as important as players, and players are not as important as teammates
To be a team, you must be a family.
When the legs go, the heart and the head follow quickly behind.
Players who are late say that their time is more important than the team.
Shout praise and whisper criticism.
You can pick captains, but you can't pick leaders. Whoever controls the locker room controls the team
The team is an extension of the coach.
Players must do what you want them to do in pressure situations.
Good shooters take the shots; best shooters take most of the shots.
There is nothing more important than rebounding... don't just give it lip service.
Administrators are like pigs; don't wrestle with a pig because you both get dirty and the pig likes it.
Shared suffering: one guy messes up and everyone runs. One guy does well and everyone benefits.
If a farmer and his family can get up at 5:30 every morning to milk cows, surly we can get up at that time to practice basketball.
When you get to be my age, you don't buy green bananas because you may not be around to eat them.
It is not what you teach, but what you emphasize.
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