"Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength." - Phil Jackson

Zen master.

"Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships." - Rasheed Wallace

De-fense.

"Ego is the greatest killer of one’s potential." - Rick Pitino

Kill your ego.

"What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player." - John Wooden
Wisdom from the Wizard of Westwood.

"What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player." - John Wooden

Wisdom from the Wizard of Westwood.

"Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts." - Tommy Lasorda

Safe.

"You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself." - Larry Brown

Peace be with you.

"You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours." - Herb Brooks

Seize the moment. Make it count.

"Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer." - Rick Pitino

That suit though.

Mar. 26, 1931 - Art Ross is the first coach to pull his goalie for an extra attacker

In a playoff game against the Montreal Canadiens, Art Ross substituted goaltender Tiny Thompson for a sixth skater in the final minute of play. Although the Boston Bruins lost the game 1–0, Ross became the first coach to replace his goaltender with an extra attacker, a tactic which became widespread practice in hockey. The Canadiens would go on to win the series and the 1931 Championship.

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Winning as a team is better than anything. It’s great to share success.” - Jim Harbaugh

Dedicate this to your team.

"What it takes to win is simple, it’s not easy." - Marv Levy

It’s that simple.

"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated." - Lou Holtz

It could all be so simple.

"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time." - Don Zimmer

Hustle hard in any hustle that you pick.

"Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too." - Pat Tyson

That’s cool too.

Mar. 9, 1988 - Pat Riley records 400th coaching win, fastest (540 games) in NBA

The season prior, Pat Riley coached a Los Angeles Lakers team that is considered one of the best teams of all-time. With future Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, plus Michael Cooper, Byron Scott, A. C. Green, Mychal Thompson, and Kurt Rambis, the Lakers finished 65–17 in the regular season, third-best in team history. They met with similar success in the playoffs, dispatching the Celtics in six games to win Riley his third NBA title. One of Riley’s famous moments came when he guaranteed the crowd a repeat championship during the Lakers’ championship parade in downtown Los Angeles.

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