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#1. The key statistic is still to get to the foul line. - Author: Dean Smith
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#2. The most important thing in good leadership is truly caring. - Author: Dean Smith
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#3. There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option. - Author: Dean Smith
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#4. I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised. - Author: Dean Smith
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#5. Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play. - Author: Dean Smith
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#6. The focus should be on the players. I'm here a long time. You can call me in the summer. Our seniors will be gone. - Author: Dean Smith
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#7. Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat. - Author: Dean Smith
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#8. Everyone on the bench stands for the man coming out of the game. - Author: Dean Smith
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#9. As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something. - Author: Dean Smith
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#10. I enjoy basketball. I enjoy coaching basketball. It's the out-of-season stuff I didn't handle well. - Author: Dean Smith
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#11. I would never recruit a player who yells at his teammates, disrespected his high school coach, or scores 33 points a game and his team goes 10-10. - Author: Dean Smith
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#12. I just think we shouldn't get into counting coaches' records. I've never been for that ... but I know that's just American society. - Author: Dean Smith
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#13. The real issue is not if a crossing is put in, but when. It would be negligent on the part of Union Pacific and the California Public Utilities Commission to not address the problem. - Author: Dean Smith
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#14. The truly free person in society is a disciplined person. - Author: Dean Smith
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#15. The best way to build team chemistry is the way Rupp used to substitute, when they fouled out. - Author: Dean Smith
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#16. The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it. - Author: Dean Smith
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#17. Our teachers at the public school level are the most underpaid for the importance of their job in America. - Author: Dean Smith
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#18. If you do what we ask you to do, the victories will belong to you, and the losses to me. - Author: Dean Smith
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#19. The most important thing is team morale. - Author: Dean Smith
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#20. If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times. - Author: Dean Smith
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#21. Play hard. Play smart. Play together. - Author: Dean Smith
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#22. You should sub a player out when you see a player not going full-speed or playing selfish basketball. - Author: Dean Smith
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#23. The flash of rain, the shining rainbow riding completely around the plane, the lift over mountain ridges, the steady, pure air at dawn take-offs ... It was so alive and rich a life that any other conceivable choice seemed dull, prosaic, and humdrum. - Author: Dean Smith
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#24. A leader's job is to develop committed followers. Bad leaders destroy their followers' sense of commitment. - Author: Dean Smith
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#25. I'd never get elected if people in North Carolina realized how liberal I am. - Author: Dean Smith
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#26. Basketball, more than any other sport, is a team game ... about the thousands of small, unselfish acts, the sacrifices on the part of the players that result in team building. - Author: Dean Smith
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#27. The best way to stop the problem of agents would be for the NCAA to come down hard and suspend a school for two years if it finds players with agents on campus. - Author: Dean Smith
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#28. Praise behaviour that you want repeated - Author: Dean Smith
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#29. Given the fact that we are in a capitalist society, we still do not want to overlook not only what a corporation produces and its profitability but also how it impacts the environment, touches human life and whether it protects or undermines the dignity of the human person. - Author: Dean Smith
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#30. If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you're going to have problems. You'll be dead a lot. - Author: Dean Smith
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#31. Only praise behavior that you want to be repeated. Never use false praise. - Author: Dean Smith
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#32. Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots. - Author: Dean Smith
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#33. I'd like to see the high schools put in a rule that limits recruitable athletes from playing on teams outside a 100-mile radius from their home or school. - Author: Dean Smith
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#34. The coach's job is to be part servant in helping each player reach his goals within the team concept. - Author: Dean Smith
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#35. I wasn't as critical during games as I was at practice. Players needed confidence during games more than criticism. - Author: Dean Smith
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#36. You should never be proud of doing the right thing. You should just do it. - Author: Dean Smith
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#37. Any old coach will say the game was meant for finesse. It's a beautiful game, especially on television. - Author: Dean Smith
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#38. I think the real free person in society is one that's disciplined. It's the one that can choose; that is the free one. - Author: Dean Smith
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#39. The death penalty makes us all murderers. - Author: Dean Smith
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#40. I know a lawyer who'd love to retire and be an assistant coach. I mean, it's fun. - Author: Dean Smith
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#41. A lion never roars after a kill. - Author: Dean Smith
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#42. Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else. - Author: Dean Smith
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#43. One player's selfish attitude can poison a locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish team work - Author: Dean Smith
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#44. There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does - Author: Dean Smith
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#45. You should just do the right thing. - Author: Dean Smith
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#46. I've always believed in quickness over strength and size. - Author: Dean Smith
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#47. I only use statistics to reinforce what I already think, or if it's something unusual. - Author: Dean Smith
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#48. Always have your players go and pick-up the guy who draws the charge. - Author: Dean Smith
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#49. You can't teach court savvy - Author: Dean Smith
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#50. Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player. - Author: Dean Smith
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#51. What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. - Author: Dean Smith
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#52. I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking. - Author: Dean Smith
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