Joe Dumars quotes

  • On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Basketball #Team #Player

  • You lose that sacred-cow status when you lose three straight years.
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Years #Three #Cows

  • I didn't so much think I needed to address the shooting need. What we needed was somebody who could come in and play the two-three (shooting guard-small forward) spot. If he could've been a pure shooter, great. But if not, we still needed somebody to give us minutes there. I like the guys we've got.
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Basketball #Thinking #Play

  • I think the (brawl) made the league and the players more conscious of our responsibility to the public.
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Responsibility #Player #Thinking

  • Any coach worth his salt will take a look at that and say, 'I'll take my chances with that'
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Looks #Salt #Chance

  • Everyone is more focused on presenting the best that the league has to offer, rather than the worst.
    -- Joe Dumars

    #League #Worst #Offers

  • We have very smart players and they've been fortunate to play for three very good coaches.
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Smart #Player #Three

  • The one thing that I really want, ... is for our second group to be an energy unit. That's what we had in our championship run, and that's what I think you are starting to see with this group.
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Running #Thinking #Energy

  • We can talk about the value of sportsmanship on one hand, and on the other hand, the leading shots, highlights ... you see every night are the outrageous and unsportsmanlike, so I think there is a double standard here. On the one hand, we complain about it, on the other hand it's the first thing you see every night.
    -- Joe Dumars

    #Night #Thinking #Hands

  • Sure, I like to win when I play basketball or board games or video games, but my day isnt ruined if I lose. Im always up for a rematch. In all seriousness, thats something thats nice about maturing.

  • You want to come in and prove yourself early. Obviously, it is a responsibility being drafted that high to come in and play well and to make an impact. If not, youre going to get cut. So you have to come in, make the team, have an impact and do something special. And I feel that, obviously, internally. I feel an obligation to myself to do that but obviously the organization, the fans, this community. I mean, they dont want to see a first-round draft pick be a bust, so I feel I have to come in and hopefully make an impact early.

  • No I or individual is better than the team. I've scored no goals just on my own. Every goal I've ever scored has been because of someone else on my team, their excellence, their bravery. And I'm kind of the end product of a collection of a really good vibe, and feeling, and creativity on the field.

  • I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.

  • It was an amazing win and testament to the character of the team. From the position we were in it must be one of the greatest comebacks.

  • Any time you lose a few in a row, you have to hit reset and come back tomorrow and do the best you can to forget about how the past series went. It's frustrating. Individually it's frustrating. I'm trying to figure it out. And I know as a team, it sucks losing a few in a row any time. So you know, we'll snap out of it.

  • I want to help my team get to the playoffs, win, and run wild.

  • I'm not a good guitar player.

  • I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands.

  • Assistant coaches become a little bit more buddies to the players than a head coach.

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