Mike Montgomery Quotes

49 Mike Montgomery quotes:

"Kobe's got such confidence in shooting the ball. He's got the ability to drive and the ability to shoot over the top of you as he falls away. He's certainly one of the toughest guys to defend around the league."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"There was a recipe for disaster not having Jason Richardson out, getting in at 4 a.m. and playing a back-to-back. But the guys hung in there and gave us a chance. We battled hard."
"The doctors say he's OK to go, the trainer says he's OK to go and he says he's OK to go. You don't put a guy out there with a restriction."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"The experience of, for anybody, being a head coach, having to make the decisions, I just think it helps your understanding of the whole process. Just confidence and making his own decisions and being in charge, I think it helps everybody."
"There's no excuse for playing that poorly in the first half, ... But it is two halves."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Excuse Quotes
"You've got to admire his courage. He wasn't getting any lift off the ankle early and kept coming up short. You knew he was hurting but he didn't want to come out and let it stiffen."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"We battled back from 20 points down. The guys were hustling, working and playing together. They had some energy. The game was right there. All we had to do was finish it and we didn't finish it."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"He's a little more relaxed (this season), I think. I think he feels like he can give us energy off the bench. And obviously, if he shoots the ball, that's a bonus. He's a good defender. We'd like him to rebound a little bit more, but he's helping us a lot right now."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"But they're really taking individual challenges personally. We've had some crummy shooting nights, yet you look up and we're in the game with a chance to win. And that's what defense will do for you."
"This is the first time in recent history that the governor has declared a state of emergency because of fire conditions across the state. Any even though the conditions are not as severe as what we've seen up in north Texas, they are affecting us."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"It (fouling) is not something I believe in."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"In college, you're in charge of everything. In the NBA, you're in charge of nothing."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: College Quotes
"Those guys are younger than me. I did my thing in college. I had all the success I needed to have. I came here to do this, to try to get this thing going. No, I'm not going back to college."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: College Quotes
"You've got to force him out of his comfort area and I don't think we did that consistently."
Author: Montgomery Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"Kobe Bryant is a monster who is extremely difficult to defend. They get so much confidence from having him out there."
"Very, very surprised. We had had a 45-minute conversation, and we talked about a lot of things. So I apologized to Billy, and that's the end of the story."
"It's pretty obvious to me our confidence is shot a little bit and we're just going to have to work our way through it. We've got guys who are missing shots they can make."
"We ended up getting a ton of mediocre shots. The longer we did that, the more they got confidence that they could stay in the game. Then we got ourselves in a hole that we had a tough time digging ourselves out of. We got three shots at the end, but we never should have been in that situation."
"I thought we were better on defense tonight; it gave us confidence,"
"We have lost a little bit of confidence and the Spurs are not a good team to try to get your confidence back because they are a great basketball team."

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