Famous Basketball Quotes

You can find some of Famous Basketball quotes or better say quotes that we like from here.

If you play good attack, you win the game, but, if you play good defence you win championships

“If you play good attack, you win the game, but, if you play good defence you win championships” – Zeljko Obradovic

“A good defense doesn’t break down on the help; it breaks down on the recovery.” – Chuck Daly

“A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand, if you can get them all together, you have a fist. That’s how I want you to play!” – Mike Krzyzewski

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

Don’t do anything as an individual that will make you stand out from your teammates

“Don’t do anything as an individual that will make you stand out from your teammates.” – Mike Krzyzewski

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because character is what you really are, while reputation is what others think you are.” – John Wooden

“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.” – Larry Bird

Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We

“Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” – Phil Jackson

“I love practice. It is when a coach exercises the most control over the improvement of his or her team.” – Mike Krzyzewski

“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.” – Mike Krzyzewski

“Discipline is not a dirty word.” – Pat Riley

“One score makes happy ONE player, one assist makes happy TWO.” – Toni Kukoc

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – John Wooden

A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority

“A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.” – John Wooden

“It’s not what you teach, it’s what you emphasize.” – John Wooden

“The coach should be the absolute boss, but he still should maintain an open mind.” – Red Auerbach

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” – Pat Summit

“Reverse the ball one time for a good shot, two times for a great shot, three times for a layup.” – John Wooden