Flip Saunders Quotes

30 Flip Saunders quotes:

"You know, it's a long season. I could have gotten on the guys and tried to raise some emotion, but I think when you do that you are setting yourself up for a low. This is a veteran team, and they have been in a lot of playoff series the last few years. It's not important for them to get too high or too low right now."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"It's well deserved. And you know what, he's not just a Hall of Fame player, he's a Hall of Fame person, which maybe is more important. The reason I'm here is because of him."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"He got a perfect score. I was fairly impressed with his knowledge of things. Not just the plays, but our philosophy and what we are trying to get accomplished. It was sort of a litmus test to see how much he'd been listening. He's taken in quite a lot."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"That's what pro sports is about."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"He looked like he was 21 when he was sophomore in high school. It does amaze me. I think it amazes a lot of people. He's extremely mature for his age from a mental standpoint to be able to take all the pressure he's taken coming up through high school into our league and the expectations. And not only take those expectations, but live up to them. That's shows a great sign of maturity."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: School Quotes
"He has the ability to knock down those corner threes and guys found him and we had some guys make some good plays. I thought Mo came in and gave us a great spark at both ends, offensively and defensively."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"We jumped on them and that was probably the worst thing. As a coach, you don't like to get up that big that early."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Coach Quotes
"It was a very entertaining game. You saw, both teams, who they are: meat-and-potato teams. Maybe this is why the game wasn't hyped as much. This is what basketball is meant to be like. Play defense, play team basketball. Not turn the ball over, and make plays for each other."
"We cannot exert so much energy. People said at one point, 'Chasing 70 games' - or you chase something, then all of a sudden at the end you've got nothing left. We're a team where if we have energy, we can beat anybody. If we don't have energy, we can be beat by anybody. We can't put ourselves in a situation where we're playing some of these guys 38-39 minutes."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"We stayed in the game because of Chauncey and Rip (Hamilton)."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Game Quotes
"The Bucks are fighting. You want to be as high a seed as you can. They came out, played well and did some nice things."
"It's a team sport; it's not an individual sport. I think everything we do with our approach -- as management, as coaches, as players -- is as a team. They don't single anyone out. They win as a team, they lose as a team, and that's what's important."
"We're not going to keep Michael to 11 points. We did a nice job, but we all know he's going to get 20 to 30 because he's that good of a player. But we have to make him earn that."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Job Quotes
"We have the ability to lock down and know when to lock down."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"From a coaching standpoint, it makes it kind of special to go and coach and know that you have four guys that are your own guys. They all deserve it, and I think it's great individually, great for the organization."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Coach Quotes
"Were they going to play 82 straight games? No. I doubt it. You know, when they broke the record, I wasn't even aware of the streak. It's not really a concern."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes
"This was a big game for both teams. They're fighting San Antonio to try to win their division and we're fighting to make sure we maintain and keep our rhythm."
"They can be a team that can get dynamic. What we have to do is know that our strength is defense and we have to just lock down defensively and make them beat us up over the top and know that we're going to contest every play, every shot that's run."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Strength Quotes
"They (Pistons) trust each other and I think veteran players have a tendency to trust their teammates more and when you have great trust in your teammates, you will go out and play with a lot more confidence."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Trust Quotes
"What I've learned is I have the ability to do a lot of things. When you have guys who have the abilities that our team has, as a coach you can become more flexible, and when you're more flexible you become less predictable. The less predictable you are, the tougher it is to play against you."
Author: Saunders Quotes Category: Ability Quotes

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