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PTRW #600 DAMIAN LILLARD

Posted in Basketball, Damian Lillard with tags on April 19, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I know that being myself is good enough. I don’t have to go out there and try to do all these special things. I believe in my heart that being myself is good enough. And if we can win games, that will attract people’s attention. People will respect that more than if I go out there and try to do all these great things and we don’t win. So I’ll just go out there and be myself.’’

PTRW #599 CHUCK DALY

Posted in Basketball, Chuck Daly with tags on April 19, 2014 by hoopscoach

On Dennis Rodman:

“He doesn’t know anything else but playing hard.”

PTRW #598 DOC RIVERS

Posted in Basketball, Doc Rivers with tags on April 19, 2014 by hoopscoach

“We know how to play basketball, we just have to make sure we know how to play it together.”

PTRW #597 CHANDLER PARSONS

Posted in Basketball, Chandler Parsons with tags on April 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I know I need to score, but I want to defend, play off the ball, cut, run in transition, make good passes. All those things matter. I am a crafty player and I work hard. I want to continue to become the most versatile player that I can.”

PTRW #596 BILL BAYNO

Posted in Basketball, Billy Bayno with tags on April 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I think it has been a sign that this team doesn’t quit. We have great chemistry, great togetherness. Guys really don’t care who gets the credit or who scores. The ball moves.  But if we do what we have done all year and do it at a high level — which is share that ball, set great screens, multiple pick and rolls, take advantage of our transition, and be really solid and good on defence — we can do it. I just think we have to be who we are and if, we do that at the highest level we can, then we’re going to have a chance. But we have to do it the highest level. We’ve got to be on point.”

PTRW #595 DeMAR DeROZAN

Posted in Basketball, DeMar DeRozan with tags on April 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

On play-off basketball:

I mean, it ain’t like it’s rocket science or nothing. Everybody keeps talking to me like, bringing it up like it’s rocket science or I’ve got to know trigonometry or something. You just figure it out. You just go out there. I’ve been playing this game long enough, I’ve been in the league long enough, been in a lot of situations, so it shouldn’t be hard.”

PTRW #594 CHRIS MULLIN

Posted in Basketball, Chris Mullin with tags on April 17, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I played up in the Bronx, all over the city, in the worst neighborhoods. Not only did I get a sense of the game but I got acceptance”

PTRW #593 JASON KIDD

Posted in Basketball, Jason Kidd with tags on April 17, 2014 by hoopscoach

Guys also understanding that using the pass is faster than using our feet. I try to hold my smile in. When I see the ball touch four people, make or miss, if the ball goes in that’s great, but if it doesn’t, that’s how basketball should be played. I don’t need to see someone dribble 15 times, don’t pass, take a tough shot. Sometimes he’s going to make it but his teammates are like, ‘Why am I going to play defense or why am I going to help when I don’t get to touch the ball?’ So everybody touching the ball, I smile inside.”

“We all trusted each other. We were unselfish, passing the ball, guys passing up a shot; trust and playing unselfish and playing hard. Those are the winning stories.”

PTRW #592 JEFF HORNACEK

Posted in Basketball, Jeff Hornacek with tags on April 16, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Just because we aren’t in the playoffs doesn’t mean we won’t play hard. You do your job. We expect all of our guys to play. It’ll be limited minutes but when they’re out there, I expect them to play hard.”

PTRW #591 CHANNING FRYE

Posted in Basketball, Channing Frye with tags on April 16, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Embracing every day has helped me to set myself up for the future without even knowing it. If you try to do your best every day, in a week, you wind up being better than you were the week before.  Every day has been awesome, good or bad.”

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