"Money does not guarantee success." - José Mourinho

But it pays the bills.

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.” - Paul Brown

Learn along the way.

"I’m a Raider. Die hard Raider." - Art Shell

Raider Nation.

Oct. 3, 1989 - Art Shell became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL


After starting the 1989 season with a 1–3 record, Mike Shanahan was fired by Al Davis, which began a long-standing feud between the two. He was replaced by former Raiders offensive lineman Art Shell, who had been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier in the year. With the hiring, Shell became the first African American head coach in the modern NFL era, but the team still finished a middling 8-8.

In 1990, Shell led Raiders to a 12–4 record. They beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round of the playoffs, but Bo Jackson had his left femur ripped from the socket after a tackle. Without him, the Raiders were crushed in the AFC Championship by the Buffalo Bills. Jackson was forced to quit football as a result, although surgery allowed him to continue playing baseball until he retired in 1994.

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment." - John Wooden


"You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him." - Lou Holtz

Focus on becoming the best version of yourself.

July 26, 1997 - Don Shula was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Shula became head coach at age 33. He is the winningest coach in NFL history with a regular-season record: 328-156-6 (.676%), overall record: 347-173-6, (.665%). Shula led the Colts to seven straight winning records. In 26 years with Miami, he experienced only two seasons below .500. Shula coached in six Super Bowls, winning Super Bowls VII, VIII. He’s the only coach in NFL history to complete a 17-0 perfect season (1972). Before coaching, Shula played seven season as defensive back/halfback with Browns, Colts, and Redskins.

"It isn’t what you do, but how you do it." - John Wooden

So simple, so true.

"The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me." - Larry Bird


"The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special." - Eddie Reese

It’s going to take all you’ve got.

"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer." - John Madden

No shortcuts.

"Make each day your masterpiece." - John Wooden

You’re the artist.

July 10, 1989 - The Chicago Bulls named Phil Jackson as head coach to replace Doug Collins

Phil Jackson was hired as assistant coach, under Doug Collins, for the Chicago Bulls in 1987, and was promoted to head coach in 1989. It was around this time that he met Tex Winter and became a devotee of Winter’s triangle offense. Over nine seasons, Jackson coached the Bulls to six championships, winning three straight championships over separate three-year periods. The “three-peat” was the first since the Boston Celtics won eight titles in a row from 1959 through 1966.

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"I didn’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on the field and be prepared to play a good game." - Tom Landry

Prepare to succeed.

"Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference." - John Wooden

Kind reminder.

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