Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you.— Bill Belichick
Sublime Basketball Team quotations
Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not for you.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
There's a misconception about teamwork.
Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it's the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it's also the ability to adjust to what is the best for the team.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you. You haven't done much today.
It's not just about working hard, it's about working together.
You have to care more about the team than you do about yourself
If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the biggest guy on the team.
I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk
If you're struggling with your shooting, then do other things on the basketball court. Get steals, get assists, get rebounds-do anything on the court to help the team win.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Perhaps the toughest call for a coach is weighing what is best for an individual against what is best for the team. Keeping a player on the roster just because I liked him personally, or even because of his great contributions to the team in the past, when I felt some one else could do more for the team would be a disservice to the team's goals.
How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
A team divided against itself can break down at any moment.
The least bit of pressure or adversity will crack it apart
The most important thing in coaching is communication.
It's not what you say as much as what they absorb.
On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable
The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
Successful programs consist of people working hard, working together, while never worrying about who gets the credit.
You don't just be a team. You become a team. Through tough games you find that you need each other
The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.
I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
The glory of sport is witnessing a well-coached team perform as a single unit, striving for a common goal and ultimately bringing distinction to the jersey the players represent.
The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for a common goal.
The Spurs are a great WNBA team.
Stop by stop by stop. Play aggressively. Sprint back on 'D' and pay attention to how we're supposed to guard as a team
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.
I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable.
College coaches measure success in championships.
High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.
Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals.
Basketball is a game that gives you every chance to be great, and puts every pressure on you to prove that you haven't got what it takes. It never takes away the chance, and it never eases up on the pressure.
Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they're afraid they might get hit by a pass.