The Top 10 Basketball Coaching Quotes Of All Time

Here is an interesting piece from about the 10 best quotes from basketball coaching all time greats. These words of wisdom might give some insight into “why some basketball coaches are able to achieve so much more than their peers.”

Here are a couple of our all time favorite quotes from the players themselves. Tell us if you have some better words of wisdom than these:

  • “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” — Tim Duncan
  • “Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.” — Author Unknown
  • “They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” — Wilt Chamberlain
  • “Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.” — Scottie Pippen
  • “Even when I’m old and gray, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.” –Michael Jordan
  • “I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.” –Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” –Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • “First master the fundamentals.”–Larry Bird
  • “If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.” –Isiah Thomas
  • “The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.”–Bill Russell
  • “If you think small things don’t matter, think of the last game you lost by one point.”–Author Unknown
  • “It is not how big you are, it is how big you play.” –Author Unknown
  • “On any given night, anyone can beat anyone.”–Author Unknown