Adolph Rupp quotes

  • If a Coach is determined to stay in the coaching profession, he will develop from year to year. This much is true, no coach has a monopoly on the knowledge of basketball. There are no secrets in the game. The only secrets, if there are any, are good teaching of sound fundamentals, intelligent handling of men, a sound system of play, and the ability to instill in the boys a desire to win.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Basketball #Teaching #Men

  • Your defense will save you on the nights that your offense isn't working.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Basketball #Night #Coaching

  • We're never as good as we think we are, nor as bad as we think we are.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Sports #Thinking

  • I know I have plenty of enemies, but I'd rather be the most-hated winning coach in the country than the most-popular losing one.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Country #Winning #Enemy

  • Success is the best builder of character.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Success #Character #Builder

  • I wouldn't give one iota to make a trip from the cradle to the grave unless I could live in a competitive world.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Motivational #Sports #Giving

  • If they don't let me coach, they might as well take me to the Lexington cemetery.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Basketball #Might #Cemetery

  • I believe that good defense embodies seven cardinal principle: reduce the number of your opponent's shots; force your opponent into low percentage shots; control everything within 18 feet; eliminate second shots; no easy baskets; point the ball on all long shots; and prevent the ball from going into the pivot man.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Basketball #Believe #Men

  • He who controlleth the backboard, controlleth the game.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Basketball #Games #Coaching

  • I've always envied the kind of coach who could go completely out of his mind and nobody would know the difference.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Leadership #Sports #Differences

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