Basketball Famous Coaches Quotes

Inspirational Basketball Famous Coaches Quotes for Athletes

Some people believe you win with your five best players, but I found out that you win with the five who fit together best.

- Red Auerbach
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What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it

- Dean Smith
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The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.

- Bobby Knight
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I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk

- Gregg Popovich
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A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.

- Jim Valvano
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It's important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail. Never stop trying.

- John Wooden
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The single most important aspect of coaching is running effective practices.

- Bob Knight
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Basketball is a full court game, so every drill must be done full court

- Bob Knight
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Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone

- Bob Knight
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Mental is to the physical as four is to one

- Bob Knight
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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
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What is the best thing you can do in a close game? Drive to the basket and put pressure on the defense! Not jack up jump shots

- Bob Knight
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Play the right way' means play unselfishly, respect each other's achievements, play hard, fulfill your role

- Gregg Popovich
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No one is bigger than the team. If you can't do things our way, you're not getting time here and we don't care who you are

- Gregg Popovich
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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

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

- John Wooden
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You don't play against opponents; you play against the game of basketball

- Bob Knight
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I always designed my practice plans the night before and then made tweaks a few hours before practice began

- Bob Knight
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I just love the game of basketball so much. The game! I don't need the 18,000 people screaming and all the peripheral things. To me, the most enjoyable part is the practice and preparation

- Bob Knight
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Coaches shouldn't have to push you to work hard, you should push yourself to work hard because you want to be a great player

- Bob Knight
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