Tom Heinsohn quotes

  • I try to put all I am as a person into what I do. My intelligence, my emotion. I've done that in everything.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Trying #Done #Emotion

  • Ninety percent of the coaches in the NBA are guards, and there arent very many big men people coaching, I happen to be one of them and when I coached, everybody on my team, including the guards, had a hook shot, so that it was their bail out shot.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Team #Men #Nba

  • Chuck Daly was a man and a coach who everyone had great respect for, and to be recognized in his memory is very special.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Memories #Men #Special

  • In every game, there's three teams out there. There's the two basketball teams and the team of officials. If the two teams are evenly matched, it can come down to number of possessions. If one out-of-bounds call goes the wrong way, that can be the difference.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Basketball #Team #Games

  • My mother bought me a brand new suit for going away to college. We were poor, but she wanted me to have that. It was a powder blue suit with peg pants - you know, skinny at the bottom. I think I made quite an impression with that.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Mother #College #Thinking

  • Talk radio around Boston is brutal, and I think that's part of what goes on is that people as they're driving to and from work start listening to these jerks, and I say jerks, because I don't think they know what they're talking about and they're just serving some things up as controversy so they can sell the show to sponsors.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Thinking #Boston #Talking

  • I think my broadcast partner Mike Gorman said it best. He said there's a generation of fans who know me as a player and there's a generation of fans who know me as a coach and now there's a generation of fans who think I'm Shrek!
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Player #Thinking #Fans

  • I enjoy watching competitive people. You watch 'em come and you watch 'em go, and how they try to be the best. How they handle when they're not. How they handle when they are. How they get along together on the court.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #People #Trying #Together

  • About the time you think you are getting to know the moves in this game, someone comes along and does everything but undress you on the basketball floor. Standing there under the basket with your hands cupped - and finding that you dont have the ball in them - is a great little old leveler.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Basketball #Moving #Thinking

  • What I know is that if you're going to play half-court, you'd better have the greatest executioners of half-court basketball. If you run, you test the stamina and willpower of the other team. That's what I learned as a player.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Basketball #Running #Team

  • If I was going to get beat up, I wanted to be indoors where it was warm.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Basketball #Nba #Beats

  • Anybody that shoots a hook shot, whatever hand, I jump up and cheer because it's the easiest shot, it's the best tweener shot.
    -- Tom Heinsohn

    #Cheer #Hands #Hook

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