Red Auerbach Quotes

red auerbach quotes

 

I don’t believe in statistics. There are too many factors that can’t be measured. You can’t measure a ballplayer’s heart. 

-Red Auerbach

Look after your people.

-Red Auerbach

The coach should be the absolute boss, but he still should maintain an open mind. 

-Red Auerbach

I never had a set of rules. Every situation is different.

-Red Auerbach

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. 

-Red Auerbach

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

-Red Auerbach

When we lost, we got out of there. We’re not congratulating them, we’re figuring out, if we play them again, what are we gonna do to beat the hell out of them.

-Red Auerbach

Stand up for your players. Show them you care on and off the court.

-Red Auerbach

They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.

-Red Auerbach

You’ve got to avoid overcoaching. You’ve got to avoid talking too much. You’ve got to avoid showing players that you’re the boss every time. You don’t have to do that. They know you’re in charge.

-Red Auerbach

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.

-Red Auerbach

Just do what you do best.

-Red Auerbach

 

 

All records are made to be broken. 

-Red Auerbach

He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted.

-Red Auerbach

The only correct actions are the those that demand no explanation and no apology.

-Red Auerbach

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.

-Red Auerbach

It’s not what you tell your player that counts, it’s what they hear. 

-Red Auerbach

Chamberlain was the most unbelievable physical specimen ever. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do on the basketball court. One year he scored fifty points a game. Another year he led the league in assists. He was so strong it was frightening. But there was one thing he couldn’t do. He couldn’t beat us.

-Red Auerbach

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies. 

-Red Auerbach

You can’t win without the ball.

-Red Auerbach

The best way to forget one’s self is to look at the world with attention and love.

-Red Auerbach

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

-Red Auerbach

Everything can happen in playoffs.

-Red Auerbach

I have two college degrees, but the only way I could make a living was by showing kids how to put a ball in a hole.

-Red Auerbach

 

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