If you're a basketball player, you've got to shoot.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
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.
So much of becoming a good athlete involves bringing other things to the table, other than physical skills. It involves intelligence, it involves many of the things that you learn during the process of being educated. How to analyze, how to assess, how to equate, how to reason.
Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals.
I don't try to get players emotionally up for a game; it creates too many peaks and valleys... I strive for even keel; they will get up for the big games.
All really successful coaches have a system.
The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done.
I try to never lose sight of what a special time it is to be a women's basketball player.
Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.
I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them
Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can't do every dream that I have.
Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got.
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
The coach should be the absolute boss, but he still should maintain an open mind.
In practice, don't just run basketball drills, teach the players how to play basketball.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!
As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.
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