You tell him to cast long, set the hook hard and not be upset when the fish leaves. Because the next cast, you have another chance to catch a fish
I like Huggins a lot, ... and I respect him as a basketball coach. Make sure you write that.
I don't want to bust my [expletive] all the time and have it turned over to somebody who has no idea what they hell they're doing or knows what coaching at Tech is all about, ... This way, it has somebody coming into it that is conducive to Tech and can maintain and improve things.
Have you ever heard an admissions director be fired because a kid flunked out of school?
The guy had no clue, ... But that was irrelevant. If (UC president Nancy Zimpher) didn't like what she saw, it's her prerogative to change it. Whether she's right or wrong doesn't matter. That's something in coaching you have to understand.
This Event is a good test for any program because there are teams in it every year who compete for the national championship. Plus it's a great chance to support the fight against cancer. There aren't any of us anywhere that haven't been touched in some way by cancer.
Pat has been instrumental in what we've done here so far and the most selfish thing for me is that I want to see what we've done placed in the hands of the most competent person, and that's Pat. No one would come close to being able to continue to build on what we've done here so far like he will.
This is like the town council just hired a new marshal to clean up the town, ... I guarantee you, if I stay here long enough, they'll get rid of me, too.
We were on the verge of having a really good team. That was my only disappointment
Montana, Colorado, Wyoming. Some damned place
As I've said, basketball has been, I think, a real cooperative venture. There have been a lot of people that have been involved in it: coaches, administrators - not recently - fans and nobody, nobody any more so than students over the years.
Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.
People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad.
And I would be the first to admit that probably, in a lot of press conferences over the time that I have been in coaching, indulging my own sense of humor at press conferences has not been greatly to my benefit.
When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want they bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass!