Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for a common goal.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
A player who makes a team great is better than a great player.
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That's it. I don't have any other goals
The most important thing in coaching is communication. It's not what you say as much as what they absorb.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
When you have a problem, if you tell the truth, the problem becomes part of your past. If you lie, it becomes part of your future.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
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.
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
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