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Thursday, November 12, 2009

GREAT THOUGHTS FROM GREAT COACHING MINDS

Some great thoughts from some great coaching minds...special thanks to Coach Duane Silver for these!

“In close games, when the pressure intensifies and the margin between who wins and who loses can be as thin as an eggshell, we believe that all our hard work, all the long hours, and all the perspiration will enable us to come out on top. Why? Because we deserve it. We deserve our victory!”
- Coach Rick Pitino

“If we’re playing hard in practice, under game like conditions, then we’re just naturally going to play smarter and better during a game. That’s why all our practice drills are as game like as possible.”
- Coach Mike Krzyzewski

“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.”
- Coach Pete Carril

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

“Prepare for every practice like you just lost your last game.”
- Coach Don Meyer

“Practice structure determines success.”
- Coach Bobby Knight

“My passion is to coach and do things to the best of my ability. I want our team to get better every day at practice. If we can do that, the other stuff will take care of itself.”
- Coach Mike Krzyzewski

“No one is bigger than the team. You’re going to be on time, you’re going to 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.”
- Coach Hubie Brown

“False Hustle = cheap fouls, lunging, reaching, will get you beat etc!”
- Coach Billy Donovan