You aren't going to win championships unless you make layups and free throws.
You have to clean out the pig barn every week because you know your pigs are in there doing their jobs every day.
We had 10 turnovers tonight. Each one gets worse as you go. It is like prior arrests: the 10th one may not have been that bad, but when you have had nine prior ones, it looks pretty bad.
You never realize the value of coaching until your children play for a coach
Sometimes the best recruits are the ones you don't get.
It doesn't matter where you coach, it matters why you coach.
The key to success is to do the next right thing right.
Shared suffering makes a team a team.
Let your players know that you love them.
Successful basketball coaches are those that subscribe to a system that is based on sound fundamental teachings.
Have character, don't be one.
You have to learn things in every game because you are not going to be able to practice two-and-a-half to three hours (during the season), so the games have to be the ultimate learning experience.
Time doesn't fly when you are not happy.
We have to get a lot tougher. If you get involved in a street fight, you can't lay down in the street and act like you're dead because they will kill you for sure. You might as well get up and fight.
If you want to thank me, go do something for somebody else
If I cover my head with my hands, it means deny the ball to the opponent's ball handler.
If it comes down to you or the program that decision was made long ago.
Can your player make a curl cut and score in the lane? If so, he is the cutter.
Shout praise and whisper criticism.
We painted a beautiful picture, but we just didn't finish it. Finishing is the difference between a beautiful picture and a masterpiece.
Make the practices like games and the games like practices.
Proper prior planning prevents pitiful poor performance.
A coach who is not teaching leads to the worst thing in a program -- players not learning.
Parents would rather have their son get all-state than his team win the state championship.
As a coach, you're just trying to figure out how to keep a team on edge. You've got to find that edge.
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