If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success.
One man cannot make a team.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
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.
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.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
In all the research you do as a coach, studying other coaches and championship-type situations, you find that all those teams combined talent with great defense. You've got to stop other teams to win.
Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball.
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
It's what you get from games you lose that is extremely important.
Systems win! Believe in your system, and then sell it to your players.
I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
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