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Posted in Dante Exum with tags , on October 20, 2014 by hoopscoach

On Dante Exum:

“I think one of the best things about Dante is his work ethic. He works hard. He’s not content with where he is now because he got drafted high. … He knows he has to get better. He knows that there’s a lot of things that he needs to get better at, and he works hard on those things.”


Posted in David Blatt with tags on October 20, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Every game is valuable. Every time we step on the floor we should be competing to win and to play well.”


Posted in David Lee with tags on October 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

“We have an unselfish group of guys, and all that’s being stressed is to push the ball more, to move the ball and to pass up good shots for great shots.”


Posted in Jimmy Butler with tags on October 18, 2014 by hoopscoach

“All summer I worked on my game. I just try to play the game the right way.”


Posted in Gregg Popovich with tags on October 15, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I just try to be as honest with them as I can. I just think blowing smoke at guys and trying to manipulate guys or trick guys into thinking this, that and the other, it doesn’t work. And it’s tiresome. You got to remember what you told somebody last week. And this week, I can’t do that because I did that, and now I got to do this. That doesn’t work. So if you’re just brutally honest with guys, when they do well, love them and touch them and praise them and if they do poorly, get on their [butt] and let them know it and let them know that you care. And if a player knows that you really care and believes that you can make it better, you got the guy for life.”


Posted in Tom Thibodeau with tags on October 15, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Your mindset has to be right. They say Duncan never leaves the gym. When you look at great players, when you read about guys who have achieved something great, it’s usually them getting past adversity, them making great effort – their readiness to accept a challenge. I think you need a great commitment from your team if you want to do something special. That commitment has to start at the beginning, and it has to remain throughout.”


Posted in Marcin Gortat with tags on October 14, 2014 by hoopscoach

“You gotta work hard every day. Come early to practice, stay late. Make sure you are coachable.”


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