Posted in DeMarcus Cousins with tags , on February 7, 2015 by hoopscoach

“It’s about having self respect, some type of pride and taking your job seriously, coming in every night ready to play regardless of the circumstances. Just man up and play. Play hard. If we play hard and we get our brains beat in I’m fine with that. But to come out and just lay down like we did tonight is inexcusable.”


Posted in David West with tags , , on February 6, 2015 by hoopscoach

“There’s a certain way you need to conduct and carry yourself and be, and you don’t compromise on that. You don’t compromise your integrity and you don’t compromise who you are. Things you’ve built in terms of the legacy you want to believe. You walk around excuse free, and rather than trying to find excuses, you try to find solutions and be accountable.”


Posted in Rasual Butler with tags on February 5, 2015 by hoopscoach

“Everybody’s journey is different. You just have to be willing to do whatever you have to do, to continue doing what you love to do.”


Posted in Jerry Krause with tags , , , on February 3, 2015 by hoopscoach

On the Triangle Offense:

“It’s really hard to run the triangle with bad players because most bad players don’t understand the game. You’re not going to win with bad players running any system. But with the triangle you particularly have to have intelligent players who can be patient. And I’m not talking about math intelligence. I’m talking about basketball intelligence.”


Posted in Tom Thibodeau with tags , on February 1, 2015 by hoopscoach

“You want to be a championship team, there’s a price to pay. And that’s what you have to do. There’s no shortcuts. You can’t shortcut your way to success. … I’m going to give everything I have each and every day, and I have no regrets.”


Posted in Garrett Temple with tags , , on January 31, 2015 by hoopscoach

“If you’re not playing you can affect [a game] by how you act on the bench. If you’re smiling, you’re up being positive, that affects the game. If not, if you have a frown on your face, if you’re looking upset, you want to get into the game and you’re pouting, that’s going to be a negative effect on the game. So whatever I do, I’m going to affect the game in a positive way however I can.”


Posted in Derek Fisher with tags , on January 29, 2015 by hoopscoach

Scott Brooks on Fisher:

“He’s as consistent a worker as I’ve ever been around as a player, and I’m sure he has the same type of work ethic as a coach. He’s steady. He understands that every season it’s about the process of getting better. I know this is not the season he would have liked, but he’s not changing his attitude toward the game he loves.”


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