Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
One man cannot make a team.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
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.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching I've learned from making mistakes.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
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.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
Systems win! Believe in your system, and then sell it to your players.
We try to stress the little things because little things lead to big things.
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