Someone once said, “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.”
Howie Magner of Inside Milwaukee on Marquette head coach Buzz Williams.
“I think that there’s too much sugar in the world and not enough salt,” Williams says. “Kids want to be challenged. Humans want to aspire to something. You don’t win in life and you don’t win in athletics with softness or selfishness.”
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Buzz Williams takes over for Tom Crean at Marquette. Good story from the JS Online.com
“Coach Wainwright, I think, was the only coach on my list. Coach Wainwright always wrote me back, too,” he said. “I know every single coach who ever wrote me back. Remember it. I’ve had guys walk through that door that have driven all over the world wanting to try to get a job.
“People that email me. I always remember. When I called you and you wouldn’t call me back, I remember. Wrote you, wanted to recruit one of your players, wasn’t at a good enough school, I remember. People always remember. I don’t mean that in a malicious way at all.”
Interesting tidbit on calling others and returning calls or writing back to people. Here is a link to a piece I found on Buzz a few months back when he was named to replace Crean, another good read.
Marquette hires Buzz Williams to take Tom Crean’s place. Chicago Sports.com reports.
“I’ve never been concerned with my reputation,” Williams said. “I’ve always been concerned with my character.”
What a great quote!