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    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: positive  tomorrow 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: success  precise 
     
    A primary goal of teaching anything is the advantage that learning gives to people over their competitors who haven't been as well taught.
    — Bobby Knight
    Good planning avoids the need for fixing up a project that plowed ahead without thought... about potential pitfalls.
    — Bobby Knight
    The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: goal  games 
     
    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
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: success 
     
    Failure, to me, is not having the desire to try. Having the desire to try is in it own way success.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: desires  failure  success 
     
    Practice structure determines success.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: success 
     
    Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: past  college  year 
     
    Don't fight the rabbits. If you fight the rabbits, the elephants are going to kill you.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: fight 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: people  bad  year 
     
    Victory favors the team making the fewest mistakes.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: mistakes  victory 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: time  right  learn 
     
    Perform drills that force your players to think
    — Bobby Knight
    Offense is not equal opportunity
    — 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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: time 
     
    The single most important aspect of coaching is running effective practices
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: running 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: games 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: learn  write 
     
    Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: mental 
     
    Your biggest opponent isn't the other guy. It's human nature.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: nature  human 
     
    Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: men 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: people  real  year 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: work 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: believe  luck 
     
    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.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: people 
     
    I've always felt that, you know, the Almighty has a lot of things to do other than help my basketball team.
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: help 
     
    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!
    — Bobby Knight
    tags: time  earth  gone  kiss 
     
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