If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success.
One man cannot make a team.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
A guy who gives you less than what he has to give is, one, telling you what he thinks of you, and two, telling you what he thinks of himself.
We try to stress the little things because little things lead to big things.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
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.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
To do the right thing at the right season is a great art.
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.
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.
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.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
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