Bob Cousy Quotes

16 Bob Cousy quotes:

"I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid."
"Race wasn't an issue. My family was French, but Yorkville was a melting pot of races and cultures."
"Russell joined the team in December, 1956, following the Olympics."
"The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all."
"We hung out on the streets, played stickball, and did all of the things that other kids did."
"Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to."
"I grew up in the heart of the Depression."
"The NBA wasn't a big deal at that time, so it wasn't really in my career plans."
"But as a coach I wanted to keep things from being too complicated."
"French was my first language."
"I won the city scoring championship as a senior."
"We had a strong relationship with Walter Brown, and felt that he was the best owner in the league."
"Cooper was my road roommate, and also happened to be the first African American player drafted by a National Basketball Association team."
"My biggest win was getting the meal money bumped from $5 to $7."
"There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse."
"You have to remember that coaching wasn't sophisticated back then - you didn't have the camps, clinics and all the technical advances that are available today - so from that standpoint, playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life."

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