Coaching Quotes

  • Phil Jackson
    • The ideal way to win a championship is step by step.
    • I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing.
  • Tommy Amacker (on recruiting)
    • “Is this a player that I would like to play with?”
  • Tom Coughlin:
    • “Humble enough to prepare, confident enough to perform.
  • Bruce Lee
    • I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times”?
  • Art of war
    • “Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water.”
    • “Act as the sea when the enemy is like a mountain, act as a mountain when the enemy is like a sea”  – don’t repeat the same strategy over and over
  • Sherman Alexi
    • Joining a new culture is exhausting
  • Zen
    • Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water.”
  • Dave Paulsen in one of his clinics
    • The root of passion is love – love for the game. This is visible through embracing the grind
    • burn your boats – make sure your guys are all the way bought in
  • Maslow
    • When all you’ve got is a hammer every problem looks like a nail
  • Can’t remember the author of these quotes but still like them
    • When you feel down, cheer someone on
    • Disappointment is in the difference between expectation and realization.”
    • “You hear, you forget.  You see, you remember.  You do you understand.”
    • “Families communicate”
    • When things get tough, energy levels need to go up
    • Improve daily
  • Gandhi
    • Be the change you want to see in others
  • Bob Knight: “Basketball is the most over coached, and under taught, game in the world”
    • Only run a play if there is a specific advantage to be gained. Otherwise, use a ‘framework’ to TEACH players how to play, and what decisions to make.
    • Allow players the freedom to think/react within a common structure.
    • This increases the value of a good PG- a floor general. Must control tempo.
  • Mark Twain
    • “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.”
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