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J. B. Bickerstaff

American,  Coach
Total Quotes : 26
Big Believer Big Believer

I'm a big believer in communication.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Every Day Head Somewhere

Every day, you learn something. That's the same as assistant coach and the same as a head coach. You should continue to learn. You watch so much basketball, you should see something somewhere from somebody different all the time.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Strong Anchor Defensive

Any good defensive team has a strong anchor, because he cleans up mistakes.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Work Mindset Grinding

Grinding is a mindset and a willingness and commitment to work at it.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Play Victories Smaller

As an assistant coach, the wins and losses don't tally up on your record, so you don't necessarily have that to fall back on, so you have to find smaller games within the bigger picture to play in order to get your victories.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Words Always Constructive

I'm always for constructive conversation, meaningful conversation, not just words, but conversation.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Forward Move Resolve

Conflict resolution, all those things, are important. When you're in a group environment, you have to have those. If you don't, things fester. Have the conversation. Resolve it. Move forward.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Experience Game Reach

As a coach, the more experience you have, the more you're around players, it helps so you see how guys learn, ways that are effective to reach different people. You see the aftermath of all the things that happened; you don't just see what happens at the game, you see what happens after the game, the followthrough, and those types of things.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Learn Know Continue

I hope I continue to learn. If I don't, then I know everything.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Prepare Go Regular Season

During the regular season, you don't have the sort of time you do in the playoffs to prepare for people, so you've got to go to your strengths.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Want Fired Learned

It's not the way you want to get a job, to see someone you admire and look up to and learned so much from get fired.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

New Always New People

It's always fun when you get to go somewhere new and you get to meet new people and get new experiences.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Gym Say Normal

My brother and I used to laugh and say, 'Normal kids went to day care, and we went to the gym.'

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Back Away Favorites

I watch a ton of movies. Going way back, I like 'The Godfather.' 'The Matrix' was one of my favorites - the first one; they got a little carried away after the first one. Those are two that stand out.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Loss Someone Whenever

Whenever someone great passes, all of us have a loss.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Work Want Every Day

When you want to win, and you want to go to work every day, you want to work with high character people; you want to work with classy people.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Routine Need Disciplined

No matter what your job is, you know that you need to have a routine, that you need to be disciplined, you need to work.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Balls Year Perennial

Let's face it, first-time assistant coaches normally don't walk into jobs with two perennial All-Stars on a team that just got bounced in the Western finals. Normally, they get a job in the middle of a year, playing for lottery balls.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Deal Teams Frequently

If you look at the teams that mix and match their starting lineup a great deal, that sort of inconsistency frequently leads to inconsistency in performance.

- J. B. Bickerstaff

Small Ball Everybody

Small ball, spacing, shooting 3s, is something that everybody's trying to do.

- J. B. Bickerstaff