My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
Reverse the ball one time for a good shot, two times for a great shot, three times for a layup.
They don't pay you a million dollars for two-hand chest passes.
If you have talent with teamwork, you've got a chance to be a championship team.
Whatever a leader does now sets up what he does later. And there's always a later.
First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity.
I don't look at myself as a basketball coach. I look at myself as a leader who happens to coach basketball.
Confrontation simply means meeting the truth head-on.
A leader's responsibility to his team is paramount. It overshadows even his own personal feelings at any given time.
Don't worry about losing. Think about winning.
Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.
We can always do it better.
Just remember, their fans think their players are supermen. We'll we're the kryptonite, and we're going to win.
Everybody hears, but few listen.
Pat has been instrumental in what we've done here so far and the most selfish thing for me is that I want to see what we've done placed in the hands of the most competent person, and that's Pat. No one would come close to being able to continue to build on what we've done here so far like he will.
If people around you aren't going anywhere, if their dreams are no bigger than hanging out on the corner, or if they're dragging you down, get rid of them.
Because I want every kid to be viewed as a person rather than as a member of a certain race does not mean that I'm not black enough. . . . Do they want me to be positive just for black kids and negative for everybody else?
The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions. If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart.
It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me.
If that many people recognize how hard I go every night and what I put into my game, to make myself and my team better, it means a lot to mean. I'm fortunate; I'm blessed to be in the situation that I'm in right now.
But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.
But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends