Dean Smith Quotes | Best Basketball Quotes!

Below is a list of Dean Smith quotes. Click on a quote to open an image with the quote and the author

  • What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.»Open Image«
  • There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does.»Open Image«
  • If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.»Open Image«
  • Basketball is a team game. But that doesn’t mean all five players should take the same amount of shots.
  • A lion never roars after a kill. 
  • Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
  • Always have your players go and pick-up the guy who draws the charge. 
  • I wasn’t as critical during games as I was at practice. Players needed confidence during games more than criticism. 
  • I think the real free person in society is one that’s disciplined. It’s the one that can choose; that is the free one. 
  • The coach’s job is to be part servant in helping each player reach his goal within the team concept. 
  • A leader’s job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy the followers’ sense of commitment.
  • Only praise behavior that you want to be repeated. Never use false praise.
  • Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else.
  • I only use statistics to reinforce what I already think, or if it’s something unusual.
  • I would never recruit a player who yells at his teammates, disrespected his high school coach, or scores 33 points a game and his team goes 10-10.

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