Great Basketball Coaching Quotes

Program Culture

“We’re building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated” – Brad Stevens

Individual Training:

"Enthusiasm is common, endurance is rare." Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit

Practice

“End practice on a happy note.” John Wooden

“In every facet of basketball, we work on pressure. The opponent provides that during a game. I tried to provide it in practice with drills that recreated game conditions.” John Wooden

"Drilling created a foundation on which individual initiative and imagination can flourish." John Wooden

”I was always more of a practice coach than a game coach. This is because of my conviction that a player who practices well, plays well.” John Wooden

"The key is not the 'will to win'...everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." Bob Knight

"Enthusiasm is common, endurance is rare." Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit

“The single most important aspect of coaching is running effective practices” – Bob Knight

Games

“The game honors toughness” – Brad Stevens

“Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone” – Bob Knight