Pat Riley Quotes

77 Pat Riley quotes:

"I have complete faith. That's how I operate, that's how I coach. I truly believe that when all the parts are healthy, I know how good we are. I've said it over and over again and I will continue to say it, I just think this team can do something special. And that's the way I'll keep thinking."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"He's incredible. He has no fear at the end and he simply wants to be put in that position. He was a way of making plays, he's just incredible."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"We didn't play the game with a lot of focused energy in the first half. I thought we were a little slow, we looked tired and (Cleveland) looked sharp and they were good."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"People got a view of absolute greatness. It's absolutely beyond description. I haven't seen players do that in a long time."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"This is to see whether the two years, all the drill work and all the hard work have manifested itself into something positive for him. It should be something he should be eager to do."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Hard Work Quotes
"We feel that he will be able to play three positions for us, giving us added versatility in our quest for a championship. We will miss Gerald Fitch, who is a good young player, but this will be a great opportunity for him out there."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"Shaq is very active and motivated right now. There's a lot that's been written of his philosophy for the regular season. He really wants it, and he really wants the ball too."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"I can't judge by practice, because he doesn't practice."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Practice Quotes
"We're supposed to be one of the top teams in the league. We've assembled some of the top talent in the league. This team needs to understand that when we come to another team's arena, that it is a big event. We came in here and the Hornets took it from us."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Talent Quotes
"As soon as we begin to struggle offensively or get a little bit discouraged, two or three things happen to us and we stop playing defense."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Struggle Quotes
"We got a break tonight. Bobby Simmons is a great player - Mo Williams - those two guys would have created a lot of problems for us. The thing about a speed team, if you can see them walking up and down the court, you've done something."
"We feel like with this trade we traded a lot, but we got back three quality players. Antoine Walker is one of the very best, multi-faceted, versatile players in this game."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Quality Quotes
"There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength."
"Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change."
"Don't let other people tell you what you want."
"You can never have enough talent."
"People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards."
"I think we're beginning to learn more about individual performances by perimeter players who have the ability to do what he does... We have to do something different at times to take the ball out of his hands, force him into areas it's not as easy for him to get done what he gets done."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"This is about an experienced, savvy, talented team which I believe we have taking advantage of the opportunities out there. But one thing they cannot neglect is just how hard (Chicago) is going to play and the kind of effort they're going to have to make to stay with them."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Advantage Quotes
"I don't think I ever had any enjoyment in the playoffs until you won."
Author: Riley Quotes Category: Enjoyment Quotes

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