Rick Pitino Quotes

98 Rick Pitino quotes:

"People are going to start recognizing his coaching ability."
Author: Pitino Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer."
"Even in the pros, I loved to watch March Madness. It brings back so many good memories and it's a lot of fun to be part of again."
"He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one."
"I can say that hands down from being in this business 32 years; we're going to be much better than we were last year just because there's eight new players that now have experience and Palacios will be healthy."
"I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little."
"The formula I always use for picking teams is whoever has the most talent in the junior and senior class wins the championships."
"Pound-for-pound and inch-for-inch, Hicks is the best player in America."
Author: Pitino Quotes Category: America Quotes
"You've got to understand what he means to our basketball team. We're one of the youngest teams in America. He's the heart and soul of our team. You take away the heart and soul of our team and we still played those top 10 teams tough without him. So we can't complain about that. That's the breaks of the game -- injuries."
Author: Pitino Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Eric Hicks is inch-for-inch, pound-for-pound the toughest ballplayer in America. He is a tough son of a gun. Blocking him out is a very difficult assignment; you have to do it with three guys. He's like a great lineman. He's an unbelievable re- bounder."
Author: Pitino Quotes Category: America Quotes
"If I didn't have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I'm a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it."
"The other guys just caught lightning in a bottle with a great game."
"Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes."
"After September 11, I don't think people really believe things like this are all that important."
"The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different."
"Francisco Garcia could have been a high draft choice last year, probably in the 20s. He's the best wing player I've ever coached. But he's done it the right way. He knew he had to work on his body to become a good pro. When he goes into the pros, he'll be physically ready."
"I'm at the stage of my career when it's not only about winning and developing players, it's about having fun. That's a void in your life right now, but it's something you're going to have here."
"It could happen to anyone when you get hired by a different president. There's a difference in philosophies. It happens. It's a change in CEOs. They have their own people, their own philosophies, and it's different than what Bob stands for."
"I just don't deal with the negativity. I can't get involved in that side of it. I don't understand it, and you can't let it take away from your life and what you are trying to do."
"Over the last few days, his condition has deteriorated. The doctors say it's in his best interest to have the surgery now so he can begin the process of preparing for his return to the court."
Author: Pitino Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes

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