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On athletes looking for more playing time: If I want to play more, then I need to work harder. Everyone is not entitled to an opportunity to play. That’s not the way of the world. You have to earn your … Continue reading

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Love this from Lakers forward, Larry Nance Jr.: “Every day we’ve been in the gym on the gun with the shooting coach.”

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On Blazers head coach Terry Stotts: “If you have a d***head coach, you just don’t care. It’s like if you have a boss you don’t like, you might not give 110 percent effort every night because you don’t like him. … Continue reading

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The first order of business for us is to build trust. Build a program, not an organization. And also to build a family. Want to lose ourselves to each other. You don’t hear this a lot in NBA locker rooms, … Continue reading

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Popovich was asked if he ever sees qualities in a player he coaches against that make him think the player could become a coach someday:   “I think it has to do with what kind of people they are. How … Continue reading

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“When you’re a coach, you wear so many hats. You have to be a coach, have to be a motivator, you have to be a psychologist, you have to find how to connect with these guys, you have to be … Continue reading

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Great stuff from an excellent coach: What do you wish you could make every rookie understand before they ever play their first game? That there are no shortcuts to success in the NBA and you have to put the work … Continue reading

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