To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.
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.
Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I've always looked up to.
Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.
I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has never been jealous of my success. They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive. They shared in it.
Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing.
The life expectancy of a team is about eight months. Then the next year, it's a whole new team.
Even though we want huge individual egos, our collective ego is unbelievable.
In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.
First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity.
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
That's what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that's great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.
Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.
The person who has inspired me my whole life is my Mom, because she taught me commitment. She sacrificed.
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