bobby knight Quotes

For me to get an award from the press, I know there's been no favoritism.
— Bobby Knight
Positive wish: 'The sun will come out tomorrow.' Negative reality: 'Yeah, and it will flash brand-new daylight on the same old mess unless something is done to clean it up.
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— Bobby Knight
Superiority and success doesn't favor good effort or self-esteem... The mentally precise and physically fit win, while the mediocre and obtuse take solace in hopeful cliches.
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— Bobby Knight
A primary goal of teaching anything is the advantage that learning gives to people over their competitors who haven't been as well taught.
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— Bobby Knight
Good planning avoids the need for fixing up a project that plowed ahead without thought... about potential pitfalls.
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— Bobby Knight
The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game.
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— Bobby Knight
The biggest difficulty in getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
— Bobby Knight
The structure of your practice is the main reason for your success or lack of success as a coach
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— Bobby Knight
Failure, to me, is not having the desire to try. Having the desire to try is in it own way success.
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— Bobby Knight
Practice structure determines success.
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— Bobby Knight
Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.
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— Bobby Knight
Don't fight the rabbits. If you fight the rabbits, the elephants are going to kill you.
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— Bobby Knight
I don't intend to retire.
— Bobby Knight
It is better to anticipate than to react.
— Bobby Knight
Competitive drills enhance quickness.
— Bobby Knight
People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad.
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— Bobby Knight
Victory favors the team making the fewest mistakes.
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— Bobby Knight
A quick way for any player to make himself better is to think about what he himself doesn't like to play against
— Bobby Knight
Learn to do things right and then do them right every time.
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— Bobby Knight
Perform drills that force your players to think
— Bobby Knight
Offense is not equal opportunity
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— Bobby Knight
Do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done the best way it can be done, and do it that way every time.
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— Bobby Knight
The single most important aspect of coaching is running effective practices
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— Bobby Knight
Everyone wants to win, but not everyone is willing to prepare to win.
— Bobby Knight
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
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— Bobby Knight
I've never predicted anything. All I have ever said is, that we will do the very best we can.
— Bobby Knight
Everybody hears, but few listen.
— Bobby Knight
All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
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— Bobby Knight
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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— Bobby Knight
Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature.
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— Bobby Knight
Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone.
tags: men
— Bobby Knight
As I've said, basketball has been, I think, a real cooperative venture. There have been a lot of people that have been involved in it: coaches, administrators - not recently - fans and nobody, nobody any more so than students over the years.
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— Bobby Knight
Everybody wants to be on a championship team, but nobody wants to come to practice.
— Bobby Knight
We should not have to push you to work hard, you should work hard because you want to be a great player.
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— Bobby Knight
It has always been my thought that the most important single ingredient to success in athletics or life is discipline. I have many times felt that this word is the most ill-defined in all of our language. My definition is as follows: 1. Do what has to be done; 2. When it has to be done; 3. As well as it can be done; and 4. Do it it that way all the time.
— Bobby Knight
I don't believe in luck, I believe in preparation.
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— Bobby Knight
To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing. They have to feel you're a part of them and they're a part of you.
— Bobby Knight
Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.
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— Bobby Knight
I've always felt that, you know, the Almighty has a lot of things to do other than help my basketball team.
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— Bobby Knight
When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want they bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass!
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— Bobby Knight