It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Don't give up. Don't ever give up.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you. You haven't done much today.
Other people go to the office. I get to coach. I know I've been blessed.
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.
Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
The coach should be the absolute boss, but he still should maintain an open mind.
You can run a lot of plays when your X is twice as big as the other guys' O. It makes your X's and O's pretty good.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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