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Pat Riley
March 20, 1945 -
Nationality: American
Category: Coach
Subcategory: American Coach

Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.


People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards.


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.


Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.


There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.


A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.


To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.


There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.


Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!


You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.


The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.


Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.


When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.


Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.


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.


You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.


Don't let other people tell you what you want.


There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.


You can never have enough talent.


Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.


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