Rick Pitino Quotes

I'm at the stage of my career when it's not only about winning and developing players, it's about having fun. That's a void in your life right now, but it's something you're going to have here... view

By: Rick Pitino

The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different... view

By: Rick Pitino

After September 11, I don't think people really believe things like this are all that important... view

By: Rick Pitino

Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer... view

By: Rick Pitino

I just don't deal with the negativity. I can't get involved in that side of it. I don't understand it, and you can't let it take away from your life and what you are trying to do... view

By: Rick Pitino

The other guys just caught lightning in a bottle with a great game... view

By: Rick Pitino

Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes... view

By: Rick Pitino

It could happen to anyone when you get hired by a different president. There's a difference in philosophies. It happens. It's a change in CEOs. They have their own people, their own philosophies, and it's different than what Bob stands for... view

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If I didn't have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I'm a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it... view

By: Rick Pitino

I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little... view

By: Rick Pitino

I can say that hands down from being in this business 32 years.. view

By: Rick Pitino

He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one... view

By: Rick Pitino

Francisco Garcia could have been a high draft choice last year, probably in the 20s. He's the best wing player I've ever coached. But he's done it the right way. He knew he had to work on his body to become a good pro. When he goes into the pros, he'll be physically ready... view

By: Rick Pitino