I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.
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.
Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine.
Systems win! Believe in your system, and then sell it to your players.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
This is a team game and one man doesn't win and one man doesn't lose. In the end, the best team usually wins.
Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you succeed - you're not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.
Your program must have an overriding purpose which is clearly visible and which teaches lessons beyond winning.
The secret of winning is working more as a team, less as individuals.
It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose.
To win, you've got to put the ball in the macramé.
We win because we play together as a team.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.