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People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah, for a little while.” (Quote by - Michael Jordan)

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body. (Quote by - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

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. (Quote by - Michael Jordan)

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. (Quote by - Larry Bird)

The team is an extension of the coach. (Quote by - Don Meyer)

Never mistake activity for achievement. (Quote by - John Wooden)

In all the research you do as a coach, studying other coaches and championship-type situations, you find that all those teams combined talent with great defense. You’ve got to stop other teams to win. (Quote by - Pat Riley)

There is nothing more important than rebounding…don’t just give it lip service. (Quote by - Don Meyer)

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. (Quote by - Red Auerbach)

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. (Quote by - John Wooden)

Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part. (Quote by - Elgin Baylor)

I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok. (Quote by - Shaquille O’Neal)

Prepare for every practice like you just loss your last game. (Quote by - Don Meyer)

When the legs go, the heart and the head follow quickly behind. (Quote by - Don Meyer)

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

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot. (Quote by - Bill Russell)

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. (Quote by - Denny Crum)

I don’t discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I’m not interested in philosophy classes. (Quote by - Al McGuire)

This year we plan to run and shoot. Next season we hope to run and score. (Quote by - Billy Tubbs)

It is not what you teach, but what you emphasize. (Quote by - Don Meyer)

There are some remarkable parallels between basketball and politics. (Quote by - Margaret Thatcher)

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. (Quote by - John Wooden)

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. (Quote by - Wilt Chamberlain)

What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player. (Quote by - John Wooden)

Systems win! Believe in your system, and then sell it to your players. (Quote by - Billy Donovan)


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