Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.
A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.
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.
Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.
You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.
How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em.
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It's up to you to decide what to do with them.
It's better to have a good player with the basketball in late game situations than to have plays.
Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.
Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.
Stand up for your players. Show them you care on and off the court.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name wirtten on it.
People want to be part of something bigger than they are.
Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.
The most important thing is team morale.
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.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
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