quote by Phil Jackson

Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.

— Phil Jackson

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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.


Basketball teamwork quote Everyone excels in something in which another fails.
Everyone excels in something in which another fails.

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.

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Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.

If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!

Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals.


They talked about teamwork. That's all it is. It's about team effort. No particular player trying to outshine each other. Playing unselfishly and believe. Good things will come.

Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.

Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player.

If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

One man cannot make a team.


May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.

Set goals - high goals for you and your organization.

When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.

Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.

If you have talent with teamwork, you've got a chance to be a championship team.

Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.


If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them

Confidence comes from being prepared.

Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.

No team works out teamwork.

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.


What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last!

There's a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it.

I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams play similarly to my favorite basketball teams - like the eighties Lakers or eighties Celtics - teams that emphasized teamwork over individualism and relied on passing as their biggest ongoing edge.

Nobody's more important than the team.

I think basketball has changed tremendously and for the better.

I think that obviously the game is better. I think the skill of the players are better, the strength, the overall athleticism, the teamwork involved. I think coaching is better. We have more exposure for our game than ever. You know, our sport has grown significantly in really the last five years. It's pretty amazing.

Teamwork is really a form of trust. It's what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won't achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.


Teamwork doesn't come naturally. It must be taught.

Teamwork is not a preference, it is a requirement.

I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.

In developing teams, I don't believe in rules.

I believe in standards. Rules don't promote teamwork, standards do