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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.”

PTRW #590 KYLE LOWRY

Posted in Basketball, Kyle Lowry with tags on April 16, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Sometimes, you have to admit to yourself that maybe you’re the one who needs to change.”

PTRW #589 PATRICK BEVERELY

Posted in Basketball, Patrick Beverely with tags on April 16, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I don’t go out there and try to start fights with anybody. I go out there and play my game. That’s what I do. I don’t go out there and try to hack people. I don’t go out there and do that.”

PTRW #588 STEVE CLIFFORD

Posted in Basketball, Steve Clifford with tags on April 16, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Any good team has got to know how it has to play to play well. We’ve embraced defense, we’ve embraced rebounding.”

PTRW #587 CHICAGO BULLS

Posted in Basketball, Chicago Bulls with tags on April 16, 2014 by hoopscoach

From Al Jefferson:

“When you play against Chicago, you better lace your shoes up good and tight. They play hard every night.”

From Steve Clifford:

If you’re not ready, they’re going to tear you apart. Rip you up on the glass.”

PTRW #586 TOM THIBODEAU

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

We’re not changing. We’re trying to win games. … We’re not changing our approach: Every game, analyze what we’re doing well, what we’re doing not as well as we would like, make our corrections, move on to the next one, know the opponent well, keep moving forward. That’s all we can do.”

PTRW #585 JEFF HORNACEK

Posted in Basketball, Jeff Hornacek with tags on April 15, 2014 by hoopscoach

Hornacek on his team’s surprise season. Preseason forecasts had the Suns as one of the NBA’s lowliest teams.

“A bunch of guys who weren’t expected to do much got together and played as a team…We may not have had superstars…But these guys competed. That’s the biggest takeaway.”

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