And prevent the ball from going into the pivot man.
The only secrets, if there are any, are good teaching of sound fundamentals, intelligent handling of men.
I’ve always envied the kind of coach who could go completely out of his mind and nobody would know the difference.
I wouldn’t give one iota to make a trip from the cradle to the grave unless I could live in a competitive world.
I believe that good defense embodies seven cardinal principle
Point the ball on all long shots.
But I’d rather be the most-hated winning coach in the country than the most-popular losing one.
There are no secrets in the game.
No easy baskets.
I know I have plenty of enemies.
If they don’t let me coach, they might as well take me to the Lexington cemetery.
If a Coach is determined to stay in the coaching profession.
He who controlleth the backboard, controlleth the game.
Force your opponent into low percentage shots.
Success is the best builder of character.
Control everything within 18 feet.
A sound system of play, and the ability to instill in the boys a desire to win.
Reduce the number of your opponent’s shots;
This much is true, no coach has a monopoly on the knowledge of basketball.
We’re never as good as we think we are, nor as bad as we think we are.
Your defense will save you on the nights that your offense isn’t working.
Eliminate second shots.