"You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.” -- Bobby Knight
"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." --Dean Smith
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"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"  --John Wooden
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“Fans never fall asleep at our games because they're afraid they might get hit with a pass.” --George Raveling
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“There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.”  --Abe Lemons
“I told [the team] if they got a rebound, they might like it, and want to get another one!"  --Bob Huggins
"I can be a candidate for anything I want. I'd like to be a candidate to date Cindy Crawford. Do you see that woman right there? She and I are candidates to be married. You're a candidate to get a haircut tomorrow." --Rick Majerus
“I know I have plenty of enemies, but I’d rather be the most hated winning coach in the country than the most popular losing one.” --Adolph Rupp
“I’m still waiting for perfection. In the meantime, I’ll settle for persistence.” --Bo Ryan