Gregg Popovich Quotes

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A reported started off: “I know a lot of this is speculation.” Popovich interrupting: “You’re going to ask me anyway.” Reporter: “And you’re going to shoot me down. Popovich replied: “Next question.”

-Gregg Popovich

No one is bigger than the team. If you can’t do things our way, you’re not getting time here and we don’t care who you are. 

-Gregg Popovich

He found a realtor, looked at homes, bought one and furnished it, got a mortgage and the whole deal, … Did it all when he was 19. I don’t know if I could find my way out of town.

-Gregg Popovich

It’s not about any one person. You’ve got to get over yourself and realize that it takes a group to get this thing done. 

-Gregg Popovich

You have to make shots to win basketball games and we didn’t do that. You also have to get back on defense, so it was a double-whammy.

-Gregg Popovich

‘Play the right way’ means play unselfishly, respect each other’s achievements, play hard, fulfill your role.

-Gregg Popovich

Eliminating back-to-backs when you go in the wrong direction and lose time and go to bed at 4 in the morning for the second game is very difficult for teams, as we have learned. You just can’t bring the juice for 48 minutes. It shows in the discipline on the court and the execution on the court. If it was possible to change the entire schedule for everybody to have fewer of those, the quality would improve, without a doubt.

-Gregg Popovich

 

 

Winning on the road is really sweet. It’s the most fun in the league as far as I’m concerned. It’s always tough and it helps your team come together.

-Gregg Popovich

Timmy, he’s the beginning of it. He doesn’t have to be the end all the time now.

-Gregg Popovich

I’ve already decided that there’s no way that all the players are going to get the minutes they want. The second thing I determined is I don’t care.

-Gregg Popovich

We didn’t send mariachi bands or birthday cards or breakfast in bed.

-Gregg Popovich

We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually.

-Gregg Popovich

In Phil’s case, I was personally thrilled when he came back, because I think it’s huge for the league. What you think about what he’s done and how many championships he’s won, there’s always drama when he comes back in.

-Gregg Popovich

Our goal is to win a championship, and all of us will sacrifice something to get that done.

-Gregg Popovich

And I look forward to seeing all of you in four or five years when we have the next Nellie retirement party in another town.

-Gregg Popovich

I asked them if it was too much trouble, if I was being pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn’t make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end,  that would be great.

-Gregg Popovich

Our goal is to get better in our play and be as good a team as we can be.

-Gregg Popovich

We suck on ‘D. Both individually and team-wise, we suck. We’re pretty consistent that way. I don’t know if I have an answer to that. If I did, we wouldn’t suck quite so bad.

-Gregg Popovich

We would have had two less championships here if it was not for Manu Ginoboli. In my eyes, he’s the stud of the world.

-Gregg Popovich

When I came down to St. Croix to see Timmy eight or nine years ago, nobody said a word to me (about driving on the left side), … I got my rental car and I went out on the road, and I was gesticulating at like 10 people before I realized I was the jerk.

-Gregg Popovich

It’s an indictment of the times. Flash sells more than substance.

-Gregg Popovich

 

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