Quotes by American Coach Pat Riley


A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley

There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it. Pat Riley

Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it. Pat Riley

Discipline is not a nasty word. Pat Riley

Shouda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. Pat Riley

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. Pat Riley

Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards. Pat Riley

Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable. Pat Riley

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth. Pat Riley

You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game. Pat Riley

Don't let other people tell you what you want. Pat Riley

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. Pat Riley

You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again. Pat Riley

People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards. Pat Riley

Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude. Pat Riley

Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. Pat Riley

There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley

When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat. Pat Riley

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. Pat Riley

Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change. Pat Riley


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