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Scott Brooks Quotes

I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She’s instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for.
Scott Brooks
Life, Time, Mom

The NBA needs more of that ‘it’s-about-us-against-them’ mentality.
Scott Brooks
Needs, Nba, Mentality

There are 30 great jobs in the NBA, and I’ve got one of them.
Scott Brooks
Great, Jobs, Nba

You can have great players, but if they don’t want to be coached, what are you going to do?
Scott Brooks
Great, Players, Coached

You learn from playing against the best players and the best teams, and we’re going to keep fighting and figuring out ways to beat them.
Scott Brooks
Best, Keep, Learn

You really just have to come in and build the spirit up of your team by working them everyday, showing them examples of what they’ve done and reinforce their work.
Scott Brooks
Work, Working, Spirit

I’m very thankful to players like John Stockton and Spud Webb. They’ve made it possible for someone like me to make it. I think teams are actually looking for one player under 6-feet now, because they make things happen.
Scott Brooks
Thankful, Happen, Actually

When you get punched, you have to get up.You have no other choice. If you don’t, you’re not going to grow, you’re not going to get better as a player.
Scott Brooks
Grow, Choice, Player

You worked every day to earn what’s on the table, literally. It was a week-to-week thing. And I wouldn’t change it. I would not change it for anything.
Scott Brooks
Change, Worked, Table

I’ve been around young, talented, non-coachable players. I’ve been around veteran, talented, non-coachable players. No matter what you do, sooner or later – even if a coach comes in that’s able to connect with them – if that’s who they are, they’re going to go back to it.
Scott Brooks
Young, Matter, Able

I’ve never talked to our guys about being young. That’s an easy crutch to fall on. You really just have to come in and build the spirit up of your team by working them everyday, showing them examples of what they’ve done and reinforce their work.
Scott Brooks
Work, Young, Working

I love being in the gym.
Scott Brooks
Love, Gym

I was the youngest of seven kids and I would not have been able to go to college without an athletic scholarship.
Scott Brooks
Able, Kids, College

Mind games to me are overrated.
Scott Brooks
Mind, Games, Overrated

The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel.
Scott Brooks
Games, Coach

There’s nothing that you can say in the paper that should affect you.
Scott Brooks
Paper, Affect

When you don’t have much and you need to be at work, there’s no such thing as being sick.
Scott Brooks
Work, Sick

When you have an intense game, you’re going to have arguments. I have no problem with it. I think it’s healthy.
Scott Brooks
Problem, Game, Healthy

You play 20 games, you have one bad game, I think any team in this league will live with that.
Scott Brooks
Bad, Game, Team

Progress and Poverty was the most closely knit, fascinating, and convincing specimen of argumentation that, I believe, ever sprang from the mind of man.
Scott Brooks
Mind, Progress, Poverty

To this day, I hate walnuts and I hate onions because on weekends when the walnuts and onions were in season, we were out there first thing in the morning and out there until the sun went down topping onions or picking walnuts.
Scott Brooks
Morning, Hate, Until

You don’t think the losing is ever going to end, but when it does end, you get to enjoy it and keep working with it and keep getting it better, and that’s where we are.
Scott Brooks
End, Keep, Working

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