Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Basketball is a simple game. Your goal is penetration, get the ball close to the basket, and there are three ways to do that. Pass, dribble and offensive rebound.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you're doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you're trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Pau is one of the best big men in the game. I mean, Pau Gasol is going to be in the Hall of Fame.
Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together.
You have to be able to psychologically help your players, support-wise, be in touch with them, so I think managing people is very important.
Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
As much as we pump iron and we run to build our strength up, we need to build our mental strength up... so we can focus... so we can be in concert with one another.
My father was a man who didn't consider himself learned. He was a man who liked to be a farmer. He enjoyed his dairy farm and felt the calling. So there was a dedication. I was dedicated as a child to the service of God, and so there was this continual centering of a greater purpose than your own.
My philosophy is that you don't motivate players with speeches; you have motivated players that you draft. That's where they come in, and those are the guys that are competitive. You can not teach competitiveness.
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
For us tall people, the whole key is that your hips and your knees should form a right angle when you sit down. That's where backs and hips get to be problems for big guys.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you're doing.
I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul.
For un-subscribe please check the mail footer.