Quotes

2016 - 2017

09/12/16

" Nothing will work unless you do." - John Wooden

“ Never give up. Failure and rejection are just the first steps to succeeding.” – Jim Valvano

“ I would rather have a player who has mastered two or three moves than to try to teach him six or seven.” – Norm Sloan

02/12/16

“ I can’t make every decision for you. I don’t have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk.”Gregg Popovich

" I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." - Lou Holtz

" We try to stress the little things because little things lead to big things." - Steve Alford

25/11/16

“A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.” – John Wooden

" The ideal way to win a championship is step by step." - Phil Jackson

" Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison

18/11/16

“ To go from where you are to where you want to be: you have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it ”Jim Valvano

“ Practice shared suffering. If one guy messes up, everyone runs. If one guy does well, everyone benefits " – Don Meyer

" Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." Vaibhav Shah

“ You create shots for yourself by what you do without the ball more than what you do after you get it ” – Steve Alford

11/11/16

“ A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.” – John Wooden

" The ideal way to win a championship is step by step." - Phil Jackson

" Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison

14/10/16

To go from where you are to where you want to be: you have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it Jim Valvano

“ Practice shared suffering. If one guy messes up, everyone runs. If one guy does well, everyone benefits " – Don Meyer

" Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." Vaibhav Shah

“ You create shots for yourself by what you do without the ball more than what you do after you get it  ” – Steve Alford

07/10/16

" You have to be able to accept failure to get better." Lebron James

“ My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. I don’t have any other goals " – Brad Stevens

" I think the world is run by 'C' students." - Al McGuire

Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth ”Doc Rivers

30/09/16

“ You don’t go through life, you grow through life ” – Kevin Ollie

“ Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat ” – Dean Smith

“ In the end, what your own troops do is more important than who they are marching against ” – Don Meyer

23/09/16

Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quit. Don’t let your teammates down ever ” – Larry Bird

“ We are in the trophy generation.Give them a trophy for 23rd place.That makes the parents happy ”Tom Izzo

“ I’m looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion ” – Mike Krzyzewski

2015 - 2016

06/05/16

“ A quick way for any player to make himself better is to think about what he, himself, doesn’t like to play against.” – Bob Knight

“ Practice gotta be harder than the games and it never is unless you want it to be as a player. The coach can’t drive that.” – John Calipari

29/04/16

" The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players." - Don Coryell (ex-NFL coach)

“ I do not judge success based on championships; rather, I judge it on how close we came to realizing our potential ” – John Wooden

22/04/16

" Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion." - Tony Hsieh

" Offensively, you do what you do best and you do it again and again. Defensively, you attack your opponent's strength." -- Vince Lombardi

15/04/16

If something works for another school, use it. Don’t act like you are too good to use other ideas ” Hubie Brown

Your decisions reveal your priorities ” Jeff Van Gundy

08/04/16

“ What type of teammates do you want to play with? Be that teammate yourself ” – John Calipari

“ If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot ” Dean Smith

01/04/16

“ I’m looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion ” – Mike Krzyzewski

“ I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort ” – John Wooden

25/03/16

“ Don’t let winning make you soft. Don’t let losing make you quit. Don’t let your teammates down in any situation ” – Larry Bird

“ I think coaches sometimes foul their own players out of game by benching them too long when in foul trouble ” – Jeff Van Gundy

18/03/16

“ What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time ” – Don Zimmer

“ Don’t ever have a rule that you won’t enforce with your best player ” – Doug Collins

11/03/16

“ There is a direct correlation between the number of ball reversals and defensive breakdowns ” – Kevin Eastman

“ I always mean what I say, but I don’t always say what I’m thinking ” – Dean Smith

04/03/16

“ Heart is what separates the good from the great ” – Michael Jordan

“ Discipline is the greatest form of love you can show someone. Great players crave discipline ” – Tom Izzo

25/02/16

“ I’m looking for activity. I put players in and take them out based on effort and defense, not making or missing shots ” – Doc Rivers

“ I always mean what I say, but I don’t always say what I’m thinking ” – Dean Smith

19/02/16

“ One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“ You have to earn your right to win the game with effort and togetherness ” – Brad Stevens

12/02/16

“ Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes ” – Rick Pitino

“ The highest level of achievement is attained by the teams with the best conditioned players ” – Dr. Jack Ramsay

05/02/16

“ I hate casual shooting. Every shot is preceded by working to get open and catch and shoot under game like conditions ” – Bob Knight

“ Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to ” – Bob Cousy

29/01/16

 “ We are in the trophy generation.Give them a trophy for 23rd place.That makes the parents happy ” – Tom Izzo

 “ If you don’t hold your team accountable then you will lose credibility and your team will be spoiled.” — John Brady

22/01/16

 “ Practice gotta be harder than the games and it never is unless you want it to be as a player. The coach can’t drive that ”John Calipari

 “ A guy who gives you less than what he has to give is, one, telling you what he thinks of you, and two, telling you what he thinks of himself ” – Pete Carril

18/01/16

“ Bad shooters are always open “ - Pete Carril

“ You create shots for yourself by what you do without the ball more than what you do after you get it ” – Steve Alford

 08/01/16

 " When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort - it is ready to climb." Pat Riley

 “ Do you want to choose winning over standing out ? It’s a choice every player on every championship team has to do.” Doc Rivers

01/01/16

 “ Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones” – Don Meyer

 " If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team." - Bud Wilkinson

26/12/15

 “ We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually ” – Gregg Popovich

 “ As a coach, I feel if you can get your players to play hard and together on the defensive end, they will automatically be unselfish at offensive end.” — Larry Brown

18/12/15

“ Working hard is one thing, but working hard with purpose is what separates the good from the great” – Thad Matta

 " We are not going to play them; they are going to play us." – Hank Iba

11/12/15

" Loyalty is not unilateral. You have to give it to receive it." - Pat Summitt

" I always say to my guys, 'The most important day of your life is today. This very minute is the most important of you life. You must win this minute. You must win this day. And tomorrow will take care of itself." - Coach John Chaney

04/12/15

 " Discipline and demand without being demeaning." - Don Meyer

" The most important thing is team morale." - Dean Smith

27/11/15

 " Regard your team as a family. Give the same attention to the bottom guy as you do the top guy. You have a responsibility to all of your players." - Pete Newell

 " It's what you get from games you lose that is extremely important." - Pat Riley

20/11/15

" The team is an extension of the coach." - Don Meyer

" Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged by only one thing - the result." - Vince Lombardi

 " Courage gives a leader the ability to stand straight and not sway, no matter which way the wind blows." - Mike Krzyzewski

 " Shout praise and whisper criticism." - Don Meyer

 " Don't coach mad." - Rick Pitino

13/11/15

"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." - Lou Holtz

 " Prepare for every game like you just lost your last game." - Lon Kruger

 " Have a vision. Sell your program. Your team is going to reflect you." - Mark Gottfried

 " In planning any type of offense, when a player leaves a spot always replace him with another offensive player." __- Hubie Brown

 " Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it; not hard enough and it flies away." -Tommy Lasorda

06/11/15

 " If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.” – Mike Krzyzewski

 " Be and look prepared. Be a man on integrity. Never break your word. Don't have two sets of standards. Stand up for your players. Show them you care on and off the court." - Red Auerbach

 " Empower the people around you, from the janitor to the athletic director. You do that by being sincere, caring about others, and then putting it into practice." - Sue Gunter

 " It's not the push from behind or the pull from in front - it's the drive from inside." - Dale Brown

" Once practice starts, we work hard, and that's the best conditioning there is. Everything counts. Every little thing counts. Run hard, play hard, go after the ball hard, guard hard. If you play soft, you won't ever get into shape." - Pete Carril

30/10/15

 " Praise your kids. Inspire and motivate your players with praise. Ten years from now it won't matter what your record was. Will your kids love you or hate you?" - Jim Harrick

 " Like life, basketball is messy and unpredictable. It has its way with you, no matter how hard you try to control it. The trick is to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart. When you do that, the game - and life - will take care of itself." -- Phil Jackson

 " A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself."  Jim Valvano

 " Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."  Jose Ortega y Gassett

 " Courage gives a leader the ability to stand straight and not sway, no matter which way the wind blows." - Mike Krzyzewski

23/10/15

 " When it comes to celebrating, act like you've been there before." - Terry Bowden

 " The strength of my Princeton teams has always been attitude, intelligence and discipline." - Pete Carril

 " The masters all have the ability to discipline themselves to eliminate everything except what they are trying to accomplish." - Dale Brown

 " The first shot does not beat you." - Chuck Daly

 " Great shooters are one dribble guys." - Rick Majerus

 

16/10/15

 " Basketball is a sport that involves the subtle interweaving of players at full speed to the point where they are thinking and moving as one." -- Phil Jackson

 “ I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

 “ Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” – Phil Jackson

 " It's not the push from behind or the pull from in front - it's the drive from inside." - Dale Brown

 " Look for players with character and ability. But remember, character comes first." - Joe Gibbs

9/10/15

 " Offensively, you do what you do best and you do it again and again. Defensively, you attack your opponent's strength." -- Vince Lombardi

  " Shared suffering: one guy messes up and everyone runs. One guy does well and everyon benefits." -- Don Meyer

  “ I think leadership is never singular. In a good organization, it’s plural.” -- Mike Krzyzewski

 " They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best." -Red Auerbach

 “ A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.” – John Wooden

2/10/15

 " The secret to winning is constant, consistent management." - Tom Landry

 " I am not a strategic coach; I am a practice coach." -- John Wooden

 " Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts." --John Wooden

 " I think that to stop an offense, you must go to the heart of that offense. If it is a particular move, a screen, the break, an outstanding scorer, whatever it is that they like to do and rely on, you have to work in your plans on taking that completely or as much as possible away from them." -- Bobby Knight

 " I concluded some time ago that a major part of success of a team, or of an individual, has a great deal to do with the intangible qualities possessed. The real key is in how a person sees himself (humility), how he feels about what he does (passion), how he works with others (unity), how he makes others better (servant hood), and how he deals with frustration and success, truly learning from each situations (thankfulness). I believe those concepts are the essence of a good player, team, coach, or individual in any capacity in life." -- Dick Bennett

25/09/15

 " No one is bigger than the team. You're going to be on time, you're going play hard, you're going to know your job and you're going to know when to pass and shoot. If you can't do those four things you're not getting time here and we don't care who you are." - Hubie Brown

 " You must have a passion to coach." -- Rick Majerus

 " Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious." - Al McGuire

 " Discipline and demand without being demeaning." -- Don Meyer

 “ The worst thing we can do is put the (other) team in a one-and-one.” -- Mike Krzyzewski

18/09/15

 " Practice structure determines success." -- Bobby Knight

 " Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you." - Eddie Robinson

 " The more things we can get kids to do correctly off the court, the more they will do correctly on the court." -- Mike Jarvis

 " You can’t defer if you’re the person who’s in the leadership position.” - Mike Krzyzewski

11/09/15

 " Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” – Phil Jackson

 " You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him." -- Lou Holtz

 " Your ability to communicate to your young people will determine your success." -- Jim Harrick

 “ I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments.” -- Mike Krzyzewski

 " Don't try to imitate other coaches. Be your own person with your own style and do your own thing." -- Hubie Brown

2014 - 2015

08/05/15

" I feel all great teams have two things in common: defense and rebounding. So, we stress defense and rebounding every day as the most important aspects in the game to win." -- Larry Brown

" I always say to my guys, 'The most important day of your life is today. This very minute is the most important of you life. You must win this minute. You must win this day. And tomorrow will take care of itself." -- Coach John Chaney

" Basketball is sharing." -- Phil Jackson

" Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -- Lou Holtz

" False Hustle = cheap fouls, lunging, reaching, etc." -- Billy Donovan

01/05/15

" Offense is spacing and spacing is offense." -- Chuck Daly

“ Discipline is not a dirty word.” – Pat Riley

" We put a premium on knowing what the other team does. Then we try to take them out of it." -- PJ Carlesimo

" Confidence is what happens when you've done the hard work that entitles you to succeed." -- Pat Summitt

" Systems win! Believe in your system, and then sell it to your players." -- Billy Donovan

24/04/15

" The more things we can get kids to do correctly off the court, the more they will do correctly on the court." -- Mike Jarvis

" Blocking out is everyday, every drill, all the time. We run sprints every time someone does not blockout." - Rick Majerus

" Always acknowledge hustle plays in practice." -- Lou Campanelli

" Coaches can talk and talk and talk about something, but if you get it on tape and show it to them, it is so much more effective." -- Larry Bird

" As a coach, I feel if you can get your players to play hard and together on the defensive end, they will automatically be unselfish at the offensive end." -- Larry Brown

17/04/15

" Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody." -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

" Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name written on it." - Mike Krzyzewski

" We stop practice every time we see one of our players not blocking out." -- Jim Calhoun

" Bad shooters are always open" -- Pete Carril

" False Hustle = cheap fouls, lunging, reaching, etc." -- Billy Donovan

10/04/15

“ Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford

" Plays are not as important as Players, and Players are not as important as Teammates.” - Don Meyer

“ Together means unselfishly, hard means with effort, & smart means with proper execution." –Dean Smith

" Your program must have an overriding purpose which is clearly visible and which teaches lessons beyond winning." -- Don Meyer

“ The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
― Phil Jackson

03/04/15

“ Reverse the ball one time for a good shot, two times for a great shot, three times for a layup.” – John Wooden

“ Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” – Phil Jackson

“ It’s not what you teach, it’s what you emphasize.” – John Wooden

“ A good defense doesn’t break down on the help; it breaks down on the recovery.” – Chuck Daly

" You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os." - Oscar Robertson

27/03/15

 " A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play." -Mike Krzyzewski

 " Success is about having money and fame, but excellence is being the best you can be." -Mike Ditka

 “ A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.” – John Wooden

 

“ I love practice. It is when a coach exercises the most control over the improvement of his or her team.” – Mike Krzyzewski

 “ One score makes happy ONE player, one assist makes happy TWO.” – Toni Kukoc

20/03/15

" Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."
-Phil Jackson

" If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." - Herschel Walker

“ I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.”
― Michael Jordan

" Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
-Vince Lombardi

“ Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.” ― Scottie Pippen

13/03/15

“ There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.” – Abe Lemons

“ Making shots counts, but not as much as the people who make them.” - Coach K

" Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."- John Wooden

" To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way." - Pat Riley

“ Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

06/03/15

“ We don't grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges.”

“ Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.” ― Phil Jackson

 " You got to believe in yourself. Hell, I believe I'm the best-looking guy in the world & I might be right." - Charles Barkley

 " Run from being good. Chase being great." - Coach K

" Love is playing every game as if it's your last." - Michael Jordan

27/02/15

" Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is." – Vince Lombardi

" The only way to do great work is to love what you do." –Steve Jobs

" What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." –Bob Dylan

" There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." –Roger Staubach

 " Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." ~John Wooden

20/02/15

 " Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - Babe Ruth

 " Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature." -Bob Knight

 " There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley

 " Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." - Jim Valvano

 " Ability is a poor man's wealth." - John Wooden

13/02/15

 " Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period." - Lou Holtz

" Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time." - Lou Brock

" Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it." - Ted Williams

" If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" - Joe Namath

" There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley

06/02/15

 " All the successful teams I’ve ever seen have three characteristics: They play unselfish, they play together, and they play hard." — Larry Brown

 " The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot." - Bill Russell

 " It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer." - Larry Bird

 " One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 " Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you." - Eddie Robinson

30/01/15

 " Even though we want huge individual egos, our collective ego is unbelievable." - Mike Krzyzewski

 " The coach is first of all a teacher."John Wooden

 It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.”Larry Bird

 “ Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.” - Don Meyer

 " I know a lawyer who'd love to retire and be an assistant coach. I mean, it's fun." - Dean Smith

23/01/15

" Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." --Henry Ford

" Once you are labeled the best you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around. If I don't keep changing, I'm history." - Larry Bird

" If you're going to have to beg them to play, it's not going to work." - Chuck Daly

" Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." - Michael Jordan

If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.”  Isaiah Thomas

 09/01/15

 " Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” ― John Wooden

 " 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." - Denny Crum

 " The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."  William A. Ward

 “ You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” - Michael Jordan

 " When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." -- Alexander Graham Bell

 02/01/15

 " Love never fails. Character never quits. And with patience and persistence, dreams do come true." - Pete Maravich

 "A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished."
-  Joe Torre

 " 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." - Michael Jordan

 " You can calm down a fool before you can resurrect a corpse." John Thompson

26/12/14

“ Everybody on a championship team doesn’t get publicity, but everyone can say he’s a champion.” -- Magic Johnson

" The quality of your feet determines the quality of your game " - Ganon Baker

" Most of my learning and philosophy regarding coaching basketball was developed after great frustration." -- Dick Bennett

" We stop practice every time we see one of our players not blocking out." -- Jim Calhoun

" Hearing improves with PRAISE! " -- Mark Gottfried

19/12/14

“ You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” - Jerry West

" You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os." - Oscar Robertson

“ We lost, and that’s the main thing that went wrong,” - Mike Krzyzewski

Be led by your dreams not by your problems.” - Roy Williams

“  With pain, there’s growth … We’ve been through a lot of pain this year, but there’s also been a lot of growth.” - Charlotte Smith

12/12/14

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden

"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it." - John Wooden

“ If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn...no one can stop you.”  Sanders Jackson

"Don't try to imitate other coaches. Be your own person with your own style and do your own thing." -- Hubie Brown

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
― Phil Jackson

05/12/14

" Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes." - Rick Pitino

" They have all those McDonald's All-Americas. We have four guys on our team who don't even have a McDonald's in their town." - Rick Majerus

" Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." - John Wooden

" When you first assemble a group, it’s not a team right off the bat. It’s only a collection of individuals." - Coach K

" 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." - Michael Jordan

28/11/14

" One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. " Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

" You did great, Son. You scored one more point than a dead man." - Abe Lemons

" If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." - Dean Smith

" The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal." - Dave DeBusschere

" I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

21/11/14

" The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."- Martin Luther King, Jr.

" Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up." - Red Auerbach

" I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em." - Jim Valvano

" The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” - Bob Knight

" Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player." Dean Smith

14/11/14

" The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination " – Tommy Lasorda

" A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning." - Chuck Noll

" Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you." - John Wooden

" Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control." - Tom Landry

“ If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! ” – Charles Barkley

07/11/14

“ Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

" We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else." - John Wooden

" Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.” - Scottie Pippen

" The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play "Drop the Handkerchief."" - James Naismith

 

 

24/10/14

“ 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.” - Larry Bird

“ If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?” - John Wooden

" My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

“ Making shots counts, but not as much as the people who make them.” - Coach K

 

17/10/14

" Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure."  ~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

" Don't make excuses - make good."  ~Elbert Hubbard

" He who excuses himself accuses himself."  ~Gabriel Meurier

" Several excuses are always less convincing than one."  ~Aldous Huxley

" Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep.  Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice."  ~Ani Difranco

" How strange to use "You only live once" as an excuse to throw it away."  ~Bill Copeland

" Don't do what you'll have to find an excuse for."  ~Proverb

" No one ever excused his way to success."  ~Dave Del Dotto

" Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing."  ~Steven Grayhm

" And oftentimes excusing of a fault. Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse." ~William Shakespeare

" A lie is an excuse guarded."  ~Jonathan Swift

" Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you.  Never excuse yourself."  ~Henry Ward Beecher

" Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should study people's excuses."  ~Hebbel

 

10/10/14

" If you don't hold your team accountable then you will lose credibility and your team will be spoiled." -- John Brady

" Think of new ways to do old things. You must protect against boredom in a practice situation." — George Raveli

 “ You can’t break the rules until you know how to play the game.” Ricki Lee Jones

" Your program must have an overriding purpose which is clearly visible and which teaches lessons beyond winning." - Don Meyer

" Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz

 

03/10/14

“ If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?” - John Wooden

“ 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.” - Larry Bird

“We lost, and that’s the main thing that went wrong,” - Mike Krzyzewski

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone." - Bill Cosby

 

28/09/14

" These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess. "- Kobe Bryant

" You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."    Michael Jordan

" It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up." - Vince Lombardi

“ Making shots counts, but not as much as the people who make them.” - Coach K

" My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

 

19/09/14

" It's not the hours you put in, it's what you put in the hours."

" Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis, but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation. "

“ When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before." Jacob August Riis

 “ Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

 12/09/14

"Your toughest competition in life is anyone who is willing to work harder than you.”

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get from it, but what they become by it.” John Ruskin

" The best way to improve your shooting percentage is to take better shots."

" Life is like a bucket of water.  We are a part of the whole.  But how big is the hole that is left when we take away a large cup of water?  The hole suddenly fills up and...so life goes.  The nature of life is that there is always someone who can and will take your place, when you think you are irreplaceable. "

 

 

2013 - 2014

 

02/05/14

 "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination" - Tommy Lasorda

 "The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play "Drop the Handkerchief." - James Naismith

 " We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else." - John Wooden

 

25/04/14

 “If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!” – Charles Barkley

 " The coach doesn't have to play the sport as well as you do. They have to watch you and get you to be your best."
- Eric Schmidt -

 " A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning." - Chuck Noll

 

18/04/14

 " Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up." - Red Auerbach

 “You are never a loser until you quit trying.” - Mike Ditka

 "Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control." - Tom Landry

 

11/04/14

 I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 "Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots." 
- Dean Smith

 "Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part." 
- Elgin Baylor

 

 

04/04/14

 " The more your players have to think on the basketball court, the slower their feet get." - Jerry Tarkanian

 " The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” - Bob Knight

 " Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won."  - Bill Bowerman - USA Track Coach 1972

 

28/03/14

 "It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it." John Wooden

 "I've always had an ass-to-the-brain theory. When a player's ass gets put on the bench, a message goes straight to the brain saying, Get me off of here." - Bob Knight

 "The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal." Dave DeBusschere

 

21/03/14

 "Don't try to imitate other coaches. Be your own person with your own style and do your own thing." -- Hubie Brown

 "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

 "Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." John Wooden

 

14/03/14

 “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”  ― Phil Jackson

 "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." - Michael Jordan

 "Don't try to imitate other coaches. Be your own person with your own style and do your own thing." -- Hubie Brown

 

07/03/14

 "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." -John Wooden

 "I'm just a blue-collar guy that goes to work, ... In any job I've ever had, I've never thought about a time when I would leave. I just go to work." - John Chaney | Temple

 "Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath." - Wilt Chamberlain

 

28/02/14

 "You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os." - Oscar Robertson

 “We lost, and that’s the main thing that went wrong,” - Mike Krzyzewski

 “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” - Jerry West

 

21/02/14

 “So, yeah, I’m going to try to win the national championship next year. But I’m not going to kill myself doing it. I’m not going to kill my players either. You really start to realize there’s a lot more to what we’re trying to do then winning games” - Geno Auriemma 

 “Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.”— Mike Krzyzewski

 “Be led by your dreams not by your problems.” - Roy Williams

 

14/02/14

 "People who want to retire so they can sit under a coconut tree watching the grass grow baffle me. We were created for meaningful work, and one of life's greatest pleasures is the satisfaction of a job well done."  John Maxwell

 “ Don’t play the Saxophone, let it play you.”  - Charlie Parker

 “ Think lightly of Yourself and think deeply of the world.”  Miyamoto Musashi

 

07/02/14

 "What we think or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do."   John Ruskin

 "One of the marks of superior people is that they are action oriented. One of the marks of average people is that they are talk oriented."  Brian
Tracy

 "Knowledge might be power, but only when you take action."  Richard Keeves

 

31/01/14

"The only person who never makes mistakes is the person who never does anything." Denis Waitley

"The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set
 them, you immediately begin to create momentum." Anthony Robbins

 "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein

 

24/01/14

 " Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow."  Swedish Proverb

 " A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."  Mohandas K. Gandhi

 " If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

17/01/14

 " Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Vince Lombardi

 " The key elements in the art of working together are how to deal with change, how to deal with conflict, and how to reach our potential…the needs of the team are best met when we meet the needs of individual persons." Max De Pree

 " No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing." Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

10/01/14

 " No one of us is more important than the rest of us."  Ray Kroc

 " The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play." Bill Russell

 " I can do what you can’t do, and you can do what I can’t do; together we can do great things."  Mother Teresa

 

03/01/14

 Each of us must make the effort to contribute to the best of our ability according to our individual talents. And then we put all the individual talents together for the highest good of the group. … Understanding that the good of the group comes first is fundamental to being a highly productive member of a team. ~John Wooden

 There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

 Good teams always have common goals. When you find that goals of certain members differ from the team’s, then the team will usually do poorly. ~Red Auerbach

 

26/12/13

 " Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." Andrew Carnegie

 " No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it." Halford E. Luccock

 " We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow." Woodrow Wilson

 

 20/12/13

 "If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
- John Wooden

 "You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when youreach your limits, that is real joy." Ashe, Arthur 

 "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." Ashe, Arthur

 

13/12/13

 Aristotle  "Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them."

 Armstrong, Lance "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."

 Ashcroft, Jan "There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind."

 

06/12/13

 Allen, George “People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.”

 Allen, James "People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.  They therefore remain bound."

 Aristotle "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."

 

29/11/13

 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem "One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."

 Adams, John Quincy "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."

 Ali, Muhammad "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."

 

22/11/13

 "Bottom line, you're either a risk taker, or your not, and if you don't take risks, you'll never win big." Auriemma, Geno

 "I don't hire good coaches, I hire good people. If they turn out to be good coaches, too, that's a plus." Auriemma, Geno

 "Chance favors those in motion." Austin, James H.

 

15/11/13

 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem "As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.”

 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem "Michael Jordan, Magic, and myself all learned how to play the game in college in programs that emphasized the team."

 Auerbach, Red "Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team."

 

31/10/13

 “Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.” Michelangelo

 "Consistency is what counts; you have to be able to do things over and over again." Aaron Hank

 "In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing." Aaron Hank

 

25/10/13

 " Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." Vince Lombardi
 " True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders."  Robert Townsend

 " You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will   linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar, or just be content to stay where you are." Doug Baxter.

 

19/10/13

 " You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd. You can’t tiptoe into heaven. Some people you can’t trust as far as you can throw a soggy mattress up a spiral staircase." John Cullen.

 “It’s good to have the KNOWLEDGE and WILLINGNESS to make a living but its far greater to UNDERSTAND the WISDOM and PASSION to LIVE a LIFE.” Darrell Willier

 “ Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” Dalai Lama

 

 11/10/13

 FRIENDS;

 F..ight for U.

 R..espect U.

 I..nclude U.

 E..ncourage U.

 N..eed U.

 D..eserve U.

 S..tand by U.

 

 04/10/13

 " Success comes from managed thinking."

 " I will question my limiting beliefs and not question my ability to succeed."

 “If it was easy, anyone could do it.” George Brown.

 " Success comes to he who waits and works like heck while he waits." Jody Bass.

 " A word to the wise is unnecessary; it’s the stupid ones that need the advice." Robert Winters.

 

28/09/13

 " I talk to myself rather than listen to myself so that I control my thoughts."

 " I do not search for things to be offended by."

 " Anyone who is at the top of their field started at the bottom."

 

22/09/13

 " The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."  Linus Pauling

 " The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen."  Lee Iacocca

 " Energy and persistence, conquer all things."  Jon Schroeder.

 

15/09/13

 “ Wie de zee als geliefde neemt, moet het zout van de kus verdragen.”

 “ Scars remind us where we've been they don't dictate where we 're going “

 “ Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard...”

 

17/05/13

 “Talent is God-given – be humble. Fame is man-given – be thankful. Conceit is self-given – be careful.” John Wooden

 "Never mistake activity for achievement." John Wooden 

 "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden 

 

09/05/13

 " Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do."  Mark Twain

 " Good habits are hard to develop, but easy to live with.  Bad habits are easy to develop, but hard to live with."  Brian Tracy

 " You begin to become successful the minute you decide to be."

 " If you want to triple your success ratio, you have to triple your failure rate."

 

03/05/13

 "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

 "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." John Wooden 

 "Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best at which you are capable." John Wooden 

 "Be quick, but don’t hurry." John Wooden 

 

26/04/13

 I make and live in my own reality so that I do not fall victim to the whims of others.

 I measure success by outcomes, not inputs.

 Whether you think that you can or that you can’t, you are usually right.  Henry Ford

 I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson.

 

23/04/13

There’s nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.  Peter F. Drucker

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Life is short–enjoy it while you can.

Peace of mind is the ultimate objective of all of my actions.

 

12/04/13

 " If you want to be miserable, all you have to do is be selfish.” –Joyce Meyer

 “ Happiness ends where selfishness begins.” --John Wooden. 

 “ As the tide rises all the boats rise.” –John F. Kennedy

 “ If you STAY ready, then you don’t have to GET ready.” –-David Dawson

 

05/04/13

 "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious." -Vince Lombardi 

 "When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it:
1. Admit it. 2. Learn from it, and 3. Don't repeat it.”  Paul "Bear" Bryant

 " It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up."  Vince Lombardi

 " An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

 

29/03/13

 “ All winners get knocked down, pick themselves up, dust themselves off and ride again.”

 “ Winners take responsibility for the loss and learn from it.”

 “ Winners believes in themselves after a loss, even when others do not.”

 “ Winners never leave the sight off loss without setting a new goal.”

 “ Winners plan a comeback.”

 

22/03/13

 “ Winners find the upside of the losing.”

 “ Winners don’t beat themselves up after a loss; they motivate themselves.”

 “ Winners are hungry to win again.”

 “ Every winner, shoots again.”

 “ Every winner has lost and every losers can win! Your past does not determine your future. How you handle your loss determines, if you will win again.”

 

15/03/13

 When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
 Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
 Spend some time alone.

 “ To win Big, You need to be willing to risk losing.”

 “ To win the game, you have to have to courage to take the shot.”

 “ Winners hate to losing; but they learn to shake off losses.”

 

08/03/13

 When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye..

 In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
 Don't judge people by their relatives.
 Talk slowly but think quickly.
 When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
 Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
 Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
 When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
 Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
 Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

 

01/03/13

 "People ask if I raised my own family the way I ran the UCLA Basketball team. I tell them, 'No, I ran the team pretty much like I ran my family.' Only with  the family I had the greatest co-coach working alongside me, by the name of Nellie." Coach John Wooden ... Nellie was zijn vrouw.

 “Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”

 "I don’t look for ‘greatest’. I seek greatness. And it is available to each one of us."

 

22/02/13

 "The best way to improve the team is to improve yourself."

 ‎"No trophy has ever produced the deep satisfaction in me that the act of teaching produces... The bond between teacher and student is a sacred trust. I treated that bond with the utmost respect."

 “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

 “If I am through learning, I am through.”

 

16/02/13

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow. ~Swedish Proverb

 "When you're feeling weary from falling short, remember
that life is a marathon, not a sprint." Steve Siebold

 " Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life."

 "Your true happiness comes from giving, not getting."

 

08/02/13

 No one of us is more important than the rest of us. ~Ray Kroc

 The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play. ~Bill Russell

 I can do what you can’t do, and you can do what I can’t do; together we can do great things. ~Mother Teresa

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.  ~Vince Lombardi

 

01/02/13

 " No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it." Halford E. Luccock

 " We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow." Woodrow Wilson

 " There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves." Lyndon B. Johnson

 " Good teams always have common goals. When you find that goals of certain members differ from the team’s, then the team will usually do poorly."  Red Auerbach

 

25/01/13

 "Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude." Pat Riley.

 "If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges." Pat Riley.

 "Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it." Pat Riley.

 

18/01/13

 " Be accountable to your team and hold them accountable."

 “ The superior man blames himself. The inferior blames others.” Don Shula

 " Irons sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."

 “ Good Teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for We.” Phil Jackson.

 

11/01/13

 "Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!" Pat Riley.

 "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better." Pat Riley.

 "Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss." Pat Riley.

 

04/01/13

 "Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change." Pat Riley.

 "Discipline is not a nasty word." Pat Riley.

 "Don't let other people tell you what you want." Pat Riley.

 

 

28/12/12

 “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.”-Les Brown

 "Some people say that I have an attitude- Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there." Venus Williams 

 "It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner." -Vince Lombardi 

 

21/12/12

 "A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning." Pat Riley.

 "A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team." Pat Riley.

 "Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable." Pat Riley.

 

14/12/12

 "To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way." Pat Riley.

 "When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winner's circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor." Pat Riley.

 "You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again." Pat Riley.

 

07/12/12

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

 "There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning."  Pat Riley.

 "There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it." Pat Riley.

 

30/11/12

 "There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It's up to you to decide what to do with them." Jim Valvano

 "Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." Jim Valvano

 "There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." Pat Riley.

 

23/11/12

 "How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it." Jim Valvano

 "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." Jim Valvano

 "No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won." Jim Valvano

 

 

19/11/12

 Une journée sans ami est une journée sans soleil. voor mij een van de mooiste Quotes van de laatste jaren.

 "Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead." Jimmy Valvano.

 "I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust them." Jimmy Valvano.

 "Don't give up, don't ever give up." Jimmy Valvano.

 

09/11/12

 "I don't have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb." Bobby Knight.

 "Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk?" Bobby Knight.

 "To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." Jim Valvano

 

03/11/12

 "You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball." Bobby Knight

 "Everyone wants to be on a winning team, but no one wants to come to practice." Bobby Knight

 "Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one." Bobby Knight

 "Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years." Bobby Knight

 

28/10/12

 Some people are like clouds once they fuck off, it’s a beautiful day.

 Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, merely surrounded by assholes.

 "The key is not the "will to win" . . . everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." Bobby Knight.

 "Everybody hears, but few listen." Bobby Knight.

 

19/10/12

 "If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." --Dean Smith

 Champions get up, when they can't."

 "Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win." Bobby Knight

 "The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare." Bobby Knight

 

12/10/12

 "The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot."--Bill Russell

 "If you think small things don't matter, think of the last game you lost by one point."

 "It is not how big you are, it is how big you play."

 "On any given night, anyone can beat anyone."

 

05/10/12

 "If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life." --Isiah Thomas

 "I know the Virginia players are smart because you need a 1500 SAT to get in. I have to drop bread crumbs to get our players to and from class." --George Raveling

 "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."--Paul Westphal

 "I can teach you how to dribble, pass and shoot the right way, but I cannot make you do it the right way."--Jeff Tufford

 

29/09/12

 "I don't believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models..." --Charles Barkley

 "Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up."--Red Auerbach

 "First master the fundamentals."--Larry Bird

 "We're shooting 100 percent - 60 percent from the field and 40 percent from the free-throw line."--Norm Stewart

 

21/09/12

 "The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in. I've been shooting it ever since." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 "I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 "One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

14/09/12

 "Even when I'm old and gray, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game." --Michael Jordan

 "Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they're afraid they might get hit by a pass." --George Raveling

 "Winning is like deodorant - it comes up and a lot of things don't stink." --Doc Rivers

 "The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy." --Jerry Tarkanian

 

07/09/12

 "If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball." -- Phil Jackson

 "We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors." -- Weldon Drew

 "Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious." -- Charles Shackleford

 "Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team." -- Scottie Pippen

 

31/08/12

 "Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative." -- Dan Frisby

 "They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds." -- Wilt Chamberlain

 "There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket." -- Abe Lemons

 "Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up." -- Bill Vaughn

 

24/08/12

 "Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals." -- James Naismith

 "When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro." -- Larry Bird

 "My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back." --Author Unknown

 "Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it." -- Author Unknown

 

17/08/12

“ Laugh  often, long and loud... Laugh until you gasp for  breath.   And  if you have friends who make you laugh, spend lots  of time with them.”

 

 "One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team." -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 "Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath." -- Wilt Chamberlain

 “ It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s wether you get back up.” Vince Lombardi

 

25/05/12

“ There are no ordinary moments.” Dan Millman

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." -- Tim Duncan

“ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Si on savait le temps qui reste ,On profiterait mieux du temps qui passe !! »

 

18/5/12

 “ Confidence shared is better than confidence only in Yourself.” Coach Mike Krzyzewski Duke.

 " Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear." Dan Millman

 “ Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.” Buddha

 “ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

 

04/05/12

“ Shout Praise and whisper criticism.” Coach Don Meyer.

“ Practice to beat the best.” Coach Dick Bennett Wisconsin.

“ Everybody hears, but few listen.” Coach Bobby Knight.

“ Talents that are not shared are not talents.”

 

27/04/12

“ Talent is a gift, Character is a choice.”

“ Plays, so nice, U have to see them Twice.”

“ I have vision, and the rest of the world wear glasses.”

“ We try to stress the little things, because little things lead to big things.” Coach Steve Alford New Mexico Uni.

 

21/04/12

" The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."

" Paralyze resistance with persistence." Woody Hayes College Football Coach

" It's a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it." W. Somerset Maugham

" The quality of a Person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

 

13/04/12

" He is great who can do what he wishes; he is wise who whises to do what he can."

" Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so." Charles de Gaulle

" Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory." General George S. Patton

" People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after." Goldsmith

 

06/04/12

" The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Vincent T. Lombardi

" It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before...to test your limits...to break through barriers."

" There is always room at the top." Daniel Webster

" Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of England

 

30/03/12

" The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else." Roy L. Smith American Clergyman.

" Today's preparartion determines tomorrow's achievement."

" Act as thought it were impossible to fail."

" The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore." Dale Carnegie American Author.

 

23/03/12

" The harder you work the luckier you get." Gary Player - Golfer.

" The only time you can't afford to fail is the last time you try." Charles Kettering.

" Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible."

" Great minds must be readynot only to take opportunities, but to make them." Colton.

 

16/03/12

" Enthusiasm is the propelling force necessary for climbing the ladder of success."

" We cannot direct the wind... But we can adjust the sails."

" Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."

" Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try."

 

09/03/12

" The road to success is paved with good intentions."

" If you've made up your mind you can do something, you're absolutely right."

" Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden College Basketball Coach.

" Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination."

 

02/03/12

 " Winning isn't everything - it's the only thing."    Vince Lombardi

 " The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." Tommy Lasorda Major League Manager.

 " A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Gagehot

 " Ingernuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles." Bob Richards Pole Vaulter Two time Olympic Gold Medalist.

 

24/02/12

 " Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can." Ralph Waldo Emerson

 " You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration." James Allen

 " To succeed - do the best you can, where you are, with what you have."

 " Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent." Walpole

 

17/02/12

 " Choice, not chance, determines destiny."

 " I always view problems as opportunities in work clothes." Henry Kaiser

 " When an archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's-eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim - improve yourself." Gilbert Arland

 " Good is not good where better is expected." Thomas Fuller

 

10/02/12

 " People forget how fast you did a job - but the remember how well you did it."

 " One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared." Merlin Olsen NFL Tackle.

 " Never, Never, Never Quit."  Winston Churchill

 " If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting." Dick Vermeil NFL Coach

 

03/02/12

 " Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

 " One man has enthusiasme for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life." Edward B. Butler American Scientist

 " The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." Benjamin Disraeli

 " I do the best I know how, the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference." Abraham Lincoln

 

27/01/12

 " The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." O.W. Holmes

 " No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." Charles Kendall Adams

 " The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur." Vince Lombardi NFL Coach

 " There are four steps to accomplishments: Plan purposefully. Prepare Prayerfully. Proceed Positively. Pursue Persistently."

 

20/01/12

" A winner is someone who sets his goals, commits himself to those goals, and then pursues his goals with all the ability given him."

" If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." Martin Luther King, Jr.

" A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance." Tom Flores NFL Coach

" The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that wether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." Vince Lombardi NFL Coach

 

13/01/12

" Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

" When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace."   J. Lubbock

" Some men see things as they are and say ' Why?' I dream things that never were, and say, 'Why not' ?"  George Bernard Shaw

" It's what you learn after you knowit all that counts."  John Wooden

 

07/01/12

" Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Ronald E. Osborn

" The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you have to give." Howard Cosell Sports Broadcaster

" Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

" I am a big believer in the 'mirror test'. All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you've done your best." John McKay NFL Coach

 

        Happy New Year.

31/12/11

 " To dream anything that you want to dream. That is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strenght of the human will. To trust youeself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed." Bernard Edmonds  American Writer

 " All glory comes from daring to begin." Eugene F. Ware  American Lawyer / Poet

 " We are what we repeatedly do. Excelence, then, is not an act but a habit."

 " Well done is better than well said."  Ben Franklin

 

    Aan allen een Zalig Kerstfeest.

23/12/11

" Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."  Mario Andretti  Race car Driver.

" If better is possible, Good is not enough."

" Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly." St. Francis De Sales

" Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them."

 

16/12/11

 " A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance." A great Motivator.

 " Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence."

 " Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."  Willa A. Foster

 " The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right."  Edward Simmons

 

09/12/11

 " When U lose the must game, the next one becomes a must game."  Red Holzman  New York Knicks Coach

 " We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all of our games are played indoors."  Weldon Drew Coach

 " We told the kids that the games aren't 39 minutes and 59 seconds long. They're 40 minutes long. " Coach Jim Calhoun after last-second full-court play that resulted in a 71-70 win over Clemson in the 1990 NCAA tournament.

 " I probably couldn't play for me. I wouldn't like my attitude." John Thompson Coach.

 " A team should be an extension of the Coach's personality. My teams were arrogant and obnoxious." Al McGuire Coach.

 

02/12/11

 " One Coach I know was reviewing the highlights of his last game and fell asleep."

 " Tere's no point carrying the ball unless you know where the goal is."

 " If you have to go in for a sport, forget golf - take up basketball. You don't get wet on rainy days; there's no walking; and, the holes are the right size."

Roy Orben.

 " I would like to deny the statement that I think basketball is a matter of life and death. I feel it's much more important than that." Lee Rose Coach

 

25/11/11

 " I don't look for excuses when we lose, and I don't buy excuses when we win." Bob Cousy, Coach.

 " I can't stand a ball player who plays in fear."  Red Auerbach, Coach.

 " Basketball games, like wars, are won by those whu make the fewest mistakes."

 " Doctors bury their mistakes. We still have ours on scholarship." Abe Lemons, Coach.

 

 

18/11/11

 " I'd get real close to him and breathe on his goggles."  John Kerr former NBA player and Coach describing how he would guard Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

 " Successful colleges will start laying plans for a new stadium; unsuccessful ones will start hunting for a new Coach." Will Rogers.

  Texas A & M coach Shelby Metcalf once said to a player who had received four F's and a D. " Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."

 " Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one."  NY Knicks forward, Bill Bradley.

 

11/11/11

 " I'm just the utility man. I do a little of everything. All right - sometimes I do a lot of everything." Julius Erving Philadelphia 76'er

 " If we win you will have a lot of free time; if we lose you belong to me." Red Holzman, coach.

 " The thing about him is that you know he is going to get to the basket, you just never know how." Bobby Jones about Julius Erving.

 " This year we plan to run and shoot. Next season we hope to run and score." Billy Tubbs, coach.

 

04/11/11

 " Even though you don't play, you get front row seat all the time."

 " When Hope College 6' 5" forward Brian Vriesman was asked who influenced his basketball career the most, he replied, " My six foot mother."

 " If a coach starts listening to the fans, he winds up sitting next to them." Johny Kerr, former NBA coach.

 " People say I owe the public this and I owe the public that. What I owe the public is the best performance I can give, period!" Bill Russell

 

28/10/11

 " So, what if they're taller? We'll play big !"          George Ireland, Coach

 " Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."   John Wooden, Coach UCLA

 " Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting."     Dale Carnegie

 " The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility...and it gives me back fullfillment and peace."   Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

 

21/10/11

 “ You always have to be on edge, You always have to take every practice every game, like it is your last.”
                                                                                 Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers

 “You become virtuous by doing good and virtuous acts!”

 " Make each day your masterpiece.  John Wooden.

 " My father taught me this: Do the right thing, never forget your roots, and always count your blessings.

Shaquille O'Neal

 " Talent is God-given; stay humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be carefull.  John Wooden

 

 

14/10/11

 “ Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

                                                                                 John Wooden-UCLA

 “ Good shooters take shots; best shooters take most of the shots.”
                                                                                              Don Meyer  -  Coach

 “ Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious.”
                                                                                               Al McGuire – Coach Marquette

 

07/10/11

 “ If U think education is expensive, think ignorance.”

 “ Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract.”       Don Meyer   -  Coach

 “ Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.” Jim Valvano NC State

 “ A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”       John Wooden  -  UCLA

 

30/09/11

Johny Kerr. Speler (center) - Coach - TV announcer bij de Chicago Bulls. Hij had de bedoeling om een boek te schrijven en hij had reeds een Titel gevonden " Ten Years in the Pivot without the ball."

Johny Kerr was een center met een behoorlijk Hook shot en zag in gedachte op decover van zijn boek een dame leunende tegen een lantaarn post als foto en als titel " The last of the Great Hookers."

 " Dick Barnett "

NBA speler met een zeer sterk shot. Wanneer een speler een belangrijk shot miste dan zou Dick zeggen " Darling You got a touch like a Blacksmith."

 

23/09/11

 GameTime wisdom.

" Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too."                           Michael Jordan

" If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never change the outcome."                       Michael Jordan

" Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."                                        Scottie Pippen

 

16/09/11

 “ I’m a great believer in Luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of It.”

 “ I Touch the Future, I Teach.”

 “ Passion, The first Fundamental.”

 “ Haast is de moeder der mislukking.”

 

09/09/11

 “ Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen others make it happen. “

 “ U win together, U lose together. “

 “ Are U part of the Problem or part of the Solution.”

 “ If You fail to prepare, You prepare to fail. “

 

02/09/11

  “ Attitude is a little thing that makes a huge difference. “

  “ I cover Your Ass, You cover my Ass.”

  “ A man may fail many times, but he’s not a failure until he begins to put the blame on someone else. “

  “ One of the Greatest thing a Coach can possess is Imagination.”

 

28/08/11

 “ You can’t make a Knot with one hand. “

 “ There is no I in Team “

 “ Coming together is a Beginning; Keeping together is Progress; Working together is a Success.”

 “ Keep your face to the Sunshine and you cannot see the Shadows.”

 

03/06/11

Kritiek van een Fan: antwoord op een briefje. “ Geachte heer, ik bevind mij in het kleinste kamertje van mijn huis, ik heb je briefje voor mij en binnen enkele luttele seconden zal ik het achter mij hebben.”

“ In gelul kan je niet wonen.”

“ Rellen zijn de taal van diegene naar wie niet geluisterd wordt.”

“ Never let the other fellow’s right hand know what your left hand is doing.” Lenny Wilkens.

 

27/05/11

“ A house divided against itself cannot stand. You are either with me or you are against me.”

“ I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”   Thomas Jefferson.

“ The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”    Joe Paterno.

“ Speed has 5 letters so as death.
  Slow has 4 letters so as life.” 

 

20/05/11

"He who control the backboard, control the game." -- Adolph Rupp

"Your defense will save you on the nights that your offense isn't working." -- Adolph Rupp

"The more your players have to think on the basketball court, the slower their feet get." -- Jerry Tarkanian

Ask not what your Teammates can do for U, ask what U can do for your Teammates

 

13/05/11

 One must know his Strengths.

"Building relationships is the key for being happy as a coach. Players must want to play for you. If they are comfortable with you, they will work hard for you." -- Mike McConathy

"Good defensive play is as much a matter of hustle, desire and pride as it is anything else."  --  Tex Winter 

"You must have a passion to coach." -- Rick Majerus 

"You don't beat people with surprise, you beat them with execution." --

 

 

29/4/11

 “ Greatness cannot be achieved without Discipline.”

 “ Character is what a man is in the dark.”

 “ A good Team Leader is someone who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.”

 “ The different between the wise man and the fool? The fool says what he knows – The wise knows what he says.”

 “ Fat Cats don’t fight.”

 

22/04/11

 “If you do the little things, the big things will happen.” Mark Majewski

 “We didn’t lose the game, we just run out of time.” Michael Jordan

 “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Michael Jordan

 “Work beats talent when Talent doesn’t work.”


 “A person really doesn’t become whole, until he becomes a part of something that’s bigger than himself.”   Jim Valvano

 

15/04/11

 

 “ All Battles Are Won Before They Are Fought."
            from Sun Tzu

 “ Adversity cause, some to break; others to break records.”

 “ If you’ll do today what others won’t, you’ll do tomorrow what others can’t.”

 “ It’s not enough to want to win…everyone wants to win, the question is, Do you have the will to prepare to   win?”

 " I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”

                                                         Michael Jordan.

 

 

08/04/11

Famous Michael Jordan Quotes

 "I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time."

 "I've never been afraid to fail."

 "Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation."

 "People ask me if I could fly, I said, "yeah.... for a little while."

 

 

01/04/11

 

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

                                                                                    John Wooden, Coach UCLA

 

You never want to give anyone the opinion you've given up. I figure if I keep coming back at them, even though we're about to lose, it might have a good effect in the future.

                                                                                    John Havlicek Boston Celtics

 

Everyone's always talking about guys who are good passers, but they never talk about guys who are good receivers. It's as important in basketball as it is in football.

                                                                                     Rick Barry

 

I could stand up here all night talking about the whole team. But, I'm getting sick and tired of talking about myself.

                                                                                     Larry Bird - talking to teammates after the 1981 NBA championship.

 

25/03/11

 

We all played poorly. It wasn't just one guy's fault. It was a real team effort.

                                                    Arnette Hallman    Purdue Coach

When somebody tells you nothing is impossible ask him to dribble a (american) football.

We're the only team in historiy that could lose nine games in a row and then go into a slump.

                                                      Bill Fitch   Coach

To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win.

                                                      Julius Erving  Philadelphia 76'ers.

 

18/03/11

 

Talent is overrated. You win with character. In a short series, talent might prevail. Over 82-game season, character prevails.

                                                                                        Lewis Schaffel,  General manager.

In the game of life, as the game of basketball, it's easy to spot the winners. They're the ones who aren't complaining about the officiating.

If winning isn't important, why keep score ?

                                                 Adolph Rupp, head coach U. of Kentucky for 42 years with an 82 % win record.

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.

                                                          Red Auerbach, Coach Boston Celtics.

 

11/03/11

 

All I want out of life is to get a bunch of boys together and whip somebody elses.

                                                                                Adolph Rupp  Coach

 Every team has a pair of top players, but it's the third man down who wins and loses games.

                                                                                 Dell Harris  Coach

 My biggest thrill came the night Elgin Baylor and I combined for 73 points in Madison Square Garden. Elgin had 71 of them.

                                                                           Rod Hundley sportscaster and former Laker.

Just inside the door to the coach's office at Hardin-Simmons University hangs this sign: " Winning isn't everything, but it sure beats coming in second."

 

06/03/11

 

You can say something to popes, kings and presidents, but you can't talk to officials. In the next war, they ought to give everybody a whistle.

                                                                                                Abe Lemons Coach

 

I've seen enough guys who were kicked upstairs and then found out they were working in a one-story building.

                                                                                                John Kerr Coach

 

More games are won during the months of recruting than during the weeks of the season.

                                                                                                Jack Gardner Coach

 

Absolute silence - that's the one thing a sportswriter can qoute accurately.

                                                                                                 Bobby Knight Coach 

 

25/02/11

 

Talk to your wife now - the basketball season starts soon!!!

This world is made up of Davids. I am a Goliath. And nobody roots for Goliath.

                                                                                                           Wilt Chamberlain.

Officiating is the only accupation in the worls where the highest accolade is silence.

                                                                                              NBA referee Earl Strom.

The trouble with officials is the just don't care who wins.

                                                         Tommy Cantenbury College Coach

 

18/02/11

 

When coach Sam Aubrey's Oklahoma State team was soundly beaten by Colorado, 83-62,

he was asked how he slept: " Just like a baby. I would sleep an hour, then wake up and cry for an hour."

 

Motto posted over the basketball coach's desk: " Use your head. It's the little things that count."

 

I believe in higher education. You know, 6-8, 6-9, 6-10....              Coach " Smokey " Gaines.

 

All of us learn to write by second grade, then most of us go on to other things.

                                                                             Coach Bobby Knight. 

 

11/02/11

All I do is coach and put my players on the floor. If they win, fine. If they lose, it is their fault.

                                                                                                      Coach Abe Lemons

Basketball Coach: A fellow who tries to convince tall students they shouldn't go out for track and field.

When Stan Watts, Brigham Young basketball coach, was asked if he intended to keep a pair of inexperienced seven-footers on his team, he answered, " Oh, yes. We'll really be impressive in the airports."

There are only two groups of basketball coaches: those who have been fired and those who will be.

 

04/02/11

 

" If I were given a change in life, I'd like to see how it would be to live as a mere six-footer "

                                                                                     Wilt " the Stilt " Chamberlain.

" One advantage of being seven feet tall is  " You can see Arnold Palmer putt."

                                                                                     Norman Russell.

" A seven-foot basketball player in Alabama is majoring in astronomy. He felt it would be nice to be near his work."

" Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part."

                                                                                      Elgin Baylor, Coach.

 

28/01/11

 

" The appeal of basketball is that it is an easy game to play, but difficult to master. "

                                                                                          Dr. James Naismith.

" The ball is round and the floor is smooth."

                                                                                          Red Auerbach

Explaining why basketball is such a simple game.

 

" Any American boy can be a basketball player if he grows up, up, up."

                                                                                          Bill Vaughan

 

Professional basketball players always have enough money - they're never short.

 

Sign on the door of a college basketball coach's office:

" I'm busy, but if you can see over the transom come in."

 

21/01/11

Famous Michael Jordan Quotes

"I never thought a role model should be negative."

 

"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."

"There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

"There is no "i" in team but there is in win."

 

15/1/11

 

"The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in. I've been shooting it ever since." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I know the Virginia players are smart because you need a 1500 SAT to get in. I have to drop bread crumbs to get our players to and from class." --George Raveling

"I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results."

                                                                            Michael Jordan

"Even when I'm old and gray, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game."

                                                                                                                   Michael Jordan

 

7/1/11

Famous Michael Jordan Quotes

 

" My heroes are and where my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes."

" My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."

" If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

" If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome."