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Top 10 Basketball Leadership Quotes

With March Madness in the air, I thought it would be a great time to list my 10 favorite basketball leadership quotes. Enjoy and good luck  filling out your bracket!

 1. “The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal.” — Dave DeBusschere

2. “Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.” —Michael Jordan

3. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” —Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

4. “Whatever a leader does now sets up what he does later. And there’s always a later.” — Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)

5. “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” — John Wooden

6. “The key is not the “will to win” . . . everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” — Bobby Knight

7.  “No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.”  — Jimmy Valvano

8. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.”  — Pat Reily

9. “What you specifically teach is what your players will do best.” — Dick Bennett

 10. “I think that basketball players should get the job done no matter how it looks on the screen”.  — Oscar Robertson


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