Pat Riley

American basketball coach

Lived from: 1945-

Category: Sports

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    A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
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    A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
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    Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
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    Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
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    Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.
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    Discipline is not a nasty word.
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    Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
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    From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.
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    Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.
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    Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.
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    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.
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    Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.
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    Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.
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    People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards.
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    Shouda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done.
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