It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on "x's and o's" as compared to time spent learning about people.
People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
The most important quality I look for in a player is accountability. You've got to be accountable for who you are. It's too easy to blame things on someone else.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success.
Good defensive play is as much a matter of hustle, desire and pride as it is anything else.
Other people go to the office. I get to coach. I know I've been blessed.
The more your players have to think on the basketball court, the slower their feet get.
Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.
Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.
A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
A player who makes a team great is better than a great player.
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