If one of our players gets his second foul in the first half, then he must come out of the game and not re-enter until the second half. To play defense and not foul is an art that must be mastered if you are going to be successful.
The less determined and the less motivated weed themselves out.
Coaching is like flying an airplane, there is going to be a lot of turbulence, but your job is to land the plane safely.
I'm a lot better coach when I have really good players
Defense doesn't break down on the help, it breaks down on the recovery.
Players have to buy into your system and be willing to accept the role, you, as the coach, have assigned to them
The first shot does not beat you.
Offense is spacing and spacing is offense.
Athletes that can't listen, can condition.
It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it.
If you're going to have to beg them to play, it's not going to work.
Defense can't guard two things in a row.
I think the Pistons have such a well rounded team, which is why they're so successful. All you have to do is look at the stats defensively and at their rebounding and scoring.
The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful.
Though I'd have to say it was generally the guys in Detroit, as a group, that won the two Championships. They were terrific and I always look back very fondly.
A lot of guys go through their whole careers and don't win a championship, but are still great coaches.
The two championship years were that significant for me.
I do some broadcasting and speaking as well.
I've had too lengthy a career and coached too many players to make a choice.
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