Rick Pitino Quotes

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Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don’t use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely.

-Rick Pitino

Avoid cynical and negative people like the plague. They are killers of potential.

-Rick Pitino

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.

-Rick Pitino

The one thing I’ve always said: Let your family and close friends be the judge of who you are as a person. Don’t worry about being judged by others who don’t know you, because your family and close friends know what you’re all about, good and bad.

-Rick Pitino

It could happen to anyone when you get hired by a different president. There’s a difference in philosophies. It happens. It’s a change in CEOs. They have their own people, their own philosophies, and it’s different than what Bob stands for.

-Rick Pitino

Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.

-Rick Pitino

The term ‘overachiever’ sort of makes it look like the person has mediocre talent and he just works so hard that he achieves beyond what you would think. ‘Overachiever’ is sort of a – it’s sort of an incorrect term. An overachiever is someone that’s just willing to pay the price to get so much more out of his performance.

-Rick Pitino

Football is only once a week. NASCAR is once a week. Those sports are insanely popular. Horse racing is oversaturated. Unless tracks cut back to three days a week of full fields, a lot of people will really hurt down the road. Horse racing, to survive, has to go to that. Let’s face it: Churchill Downs only does well on Derby Week.

-Rick Pitino

I’d learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.

-Rick Pitino

Basketball is my passion, and I love it, and I love to see my players succeed. I’m here for them and my children. That’s my passion.

-Rick Pitino

I try not to get too low. I fight adversity as hard as I can fight it, not to get too low. When good things happen, I don’t really embrace it. I just say it’s a lucky day.

-Rick Pitino

What I’ve found in my life with our children is that often you can give them advice and tell them to eat the right things, stay in shape and wear sunscreen, and they don’t really want to listen. But then they hear it from someone else, and they do listen.

-Rick Pitino

Francisco Garcia could have been a high draft choice last year, probably in the 20s. He’s the best wing player I’ve ever coached. But he’s done it the right way. He knew he had to work on his body to become a good pro. When he goes into the pros, he’ll be physically ready.
-Rick Pitino

I can say that hands down from being in this business 32 years; we’re going to be much better than we were last year just because there’s eight new players that now have experience and Palacios will be healthy.

-Rick Pitino

 

 

When you coach Russ Smith, you have a nervous breakdown on every possession. He’s not from a different country. He’s from a different planet.

-Rick Pitino

After September 11, I don’t think people really believe things like this are all that important.

-Rick Pitino

The other guys just caught lightning in a bottle with a great game.

-Rick Pitino

I plan to coach at University of Louisville for as long as I can maintain the passion I have for the game of basketball. I don’t want to coach anywhere else. I don’t believe in anything else as much as I believe in this university and this state. I want to coach as long as they will have me.

-Rick Pitino

I loved going to the Knicks because we won the Atlantic Division championship. We went from winning 21 games or 19 games to winning 52 games in a short period of time. I loved coaching Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley and all those guys.

-Rick Pitino

I don’t get into these petty things, Kentucky-Louisville. To me, it’s nonsense… There will be people at Kentucky that will have a nervous breakdown if they lose to us… They’ve got to put the fences up on bridges. There will be people consumed by Louisville.

-Rick Pitino

I care what people think, but it doesn’t change my opinion of how to do things.
-Rick Pitino
Humility is what makes teams great. I’ve preached it for a long period of time.
If I didn’t have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I’m a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it.
-Rick Pitino
If I didn’t have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I’m a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it.
-Rick Pitino

I’m at the stage of my career when it’s not only about winning and developing players, it’s about having fun. That’s a void in your life right now, but it’s something you’re going to have here.

-Rick Pitino

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