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.
Discipline and demand without being demeaning.
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.
Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity. You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique.
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.
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.
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.
The ability to rebound is in inverse proportion to the distance your house is from the nearest railroad tracks.
Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract.
Only run special plays for special players; find plays that fit your players.
You build your program from the ideas of great coaches.
If it comes down to you or the program that decision was made long ago.
Play off your great player... great teams have a go-to player and they play off of him.
Every day you teach attitude.
Can your player make a curl cut and score in the lane? If so, he is the cutter.
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