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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


Posted in Basketball, Pete Carroll with tags on April 15, 2014 by hoopscoach

We’re looking for great competitors. That’s really where it starts. That’s guys that really have grit. The mindset that they’re always going to succeed. They’ve got something to prove. They’re resilient. They’re not going to let setbacks hold them back. They’re not going to be deterred by challenges and hurdles.”


Posted in Basketball, Larry Drew with tags on April 14, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I talk a lot about the culture and I talk a lot about, even though we are a young team we can still carry ourselves in a very professional manner in a very veteran manner. And guys who are playing the minutes and guys who I am relying to be leaders of our team, I want those guys to make sure every time we step out on the floor that we go out there and we play hard. I want those guys to be mad at one another if they see one of their teammates not playing hard. Loose ball or have an opportunity to take a charge or a missed blockout, I want those guys to be upset with one another and hold each other accountable. That’s how the culture is built”


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