Succeeding is performing at your best when your best is required

If there's anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned winning.

I don't think I was a fine game coach. I'm trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.

If a player's not doing the things he should, put him on the bench. He'll come around.

I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty.

I'm not going to say I was opposed to the vietnam war. I'm going to say I'm opposed to war. But I'm also opposed to protests that deny other people their rights.

I'm no wizard, and I don't like being thought of in that light at all. I think of a wizard as being some sort of magician or something, doing something on the sly or something, and I don't want to be thought of in that way.

Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.

I think you have to be what you are. Don't try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times.

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.

You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you're outscored.

I like to spend time in the past, with the things that have been important to me.

We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.

Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.