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Bobby Knight

American,  Coach
Total Quotes : 26
Sense Of Humor Over Been

And I would be the first to admit that probably, in a lot of press conferences over the time that I have been in coaching, indulging my own sense of humor at press conferences has not been greatly to my benefit.

- Bobby Knight

Learn Most Grade

All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.

- Bobby Knight

Think Country I Think

I'm tired of this party stuff, where we're going to do what's right for this party, or we're going to do what's right for that party. Let's just get together and do what's right for the country. I think that's what all of us want.

- Bobby Knight

Basketball Big Had

I want to say to you Indiana people that I owe you a big, big debt of gratitude because nowhere in the world is a sporting group followed more than this state follows basketball. And I just want to thank you for the opportunity that I had to coach in this state - it will always be something that I will cherish.

- Bobby Knight

Michael Jordan Been Sure

I'm not sure I've ever been around anybody that wanted to win more or worked harder than Michael Jordan.

- Bobby Knight

Like United States United

I just like the United States, and I like being an American.

- Bobby Knight

Motivational Important

The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.

- Bobby Knight

Toughness Four Mental

Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.

- Bobby Knight

United Trump Donald

If we want the best pitcher, let's get Bobby Feller. If want the best football player, let's get Jimmy Brown; the best basketball player, let's get Bill Russell. If we want the guy who can do the best job for the United States - let's get Donald Trump.

- Bobby Knight

Doing I Think Rather

I think that we as a people are always prone to think about, well, tomorrow will be a better day. Well, why will it be a better day? And I think the more that we believe in doing things better, doing the right thing rather than hoping that that's going to happen, let's make it happen.

- Bobby Knight

The Most Important Give

I learned at an early stage that the most important thing I could do for my players was to give them the tools necessary to beat their opponent.

- Bobby Knight

Doing Country Some

I think a great idea would be involving our various military services along the border all the way from San Diego to Houston. We've got military bases all over the country. We can just move some people down there and let those cartels who are doing a lot of hurt to the youth of America, let those cartels fight against the Marine Corps.

- Bobby Knight

Big Meant Big Part

A big part of teaching is being emphatic. Maybe I'm right or wrong, but part of my approach was that when I said something, the kids understood exactly what I meant and what I wanted.

- Bobby Knight

Mature Maybe Been

If I were involved with the NBA, I wouldn't want a 19-year-old or a 20-year-old kid to bring into all the travel and all the problems that exist in the NBA. I would want a much more mature kid. I would want a kid that maybe I've been watching on another team, and now he's 21, 22 years old instead of 18 or 19, and I might trade for that kid.

- Bobby Knight

People Change Bad Over

People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad.

- Bobby Knight

Important Prepare Will

The key is not the will to win... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.

- Bobby Knight

Prepare Will Most

Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.

- Bobby Knight

Run Guy Almighty

I watched the guy that hits a home run, and he comes across the plate and he points skyward, like thanking for the help from the Almighty to hit the home run. And as he does that, I say to myself, 'God screwed the pitcher.' And I don't know how else you look at it.

- Bobby Knight

College Play Minor

Major League Baseball has the best idea of all. Three years before they'll take a kid out of college, then they have a minor league system that they put the kids in. I'm sure that if the NBA followed the same thing, there would be a lot of kids in a minor league system that still were not good enough to play in the major NBA.

- Bobby Knight

Need Trump Donald

We need a Donald Trump more than we've ever needed anybody since George Washington.

- Bobby Knight