38 Total Quotes

Bernie Bickerstaff Quotes

That's a pretty damn good basketball team that we played. They're very efficient. Most (teams) have a go-to player. That basketball team has a go-to team. They're very good, very efficient. When a guy's open, he gets the basketball.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Basketball

The good news is that this is a different injury than we originally thought, but it is still an injury we have to let take its course in recovery. Gerald is having a tremendous season and we expect him continuing that when he returns, but we will be patient in letting his bone bruise heal fully and keep the long term in our minds.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#News

He's dedicated to getting better. I might be selfish or biased, but I think legitimately if you look at his stats, he fills up the sheet with his steals, blocked shots and rebounds.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Biased

What a game, historically, to be a part of.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Game

There's only so much he can do after being out three games. Fatigue makes cowards out of all of us.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Fatigue

We still lack the maturity that when you have control of the basketball game, you can't let anybody take you out of it. We had a lead and things started to go awry. We lost our focus.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Basketball

We make it hard sometimes. We sit on top of the mountain and don't recognize what you need to do.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Hard

Everything in this basketball game was pretty much even, but they shot 33-of-39 (from the line). Everything else was pretty much even. It gets down to the free-throw line and making the free throws. The opportunity was there. That's no indictment on anyone but ourselves for not making free throws. It ends up really being the difference in your basketball game.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Basketball

That started at the middle of the season last year. We got the best shot from people. The way we played last year, the advantage we had at the beginning of the season is no longer an advantage for us.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#People

We want to build a team that has ability to sustain itself, not just an ability to win a few more games right away. We've studied all the expansion teams. We're working under the idea that it's a marathon, not a sprint.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Ability

What a resilient group. I don't know where they got it (energy) from. The just reached down and dug it out. I'd say they surmounted a lot of odds.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Energy

The alarm clock didn't go off until the second half. We didn't match their intensity on defense. We got hung up in fool's gold. Some shots were going in but we didn't stop anybody.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Defense

He had to really work for it tonight. He didn't get anything in bundles.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Work

He had to really work for it tonight. He didn't really get anything in bundles. He had to really work for it, but being the consummate team player that he is, he was looking for his teammates.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Work

So he has no credibility.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Credibility

Our guys did everything they could to win the basketball game. Our guys played hard. They were terrific. ... I don't want them to get discouraged.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Basketball

It's the medical people that are putting a hold on him.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#People

The beginning of the third quarter was atrocious.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Beginning

We got tired and we started to make mistakes. And we just didn't make shots.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Mistakes

We didn't have to force anything. We had great shots. And we've got to make shots. It's that simple.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Force

I am sure it's difficult for him. Out of loyalty to his teammates, I am sure he wants to be out there and be a part of the franchise that is being built around him.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Loyalty

Detroit played with a purpose. They've been struggling a little bit; if you can call 50 wins struggling. They just have too many pieces.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Purpose

The opportunity was there. Offensively we were lethargic.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Opportunity

It gets down to the free throw line and making free throws. The opportunity was there.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Opportunity

We have been very cautious with our players. That is our policy. We try to look to the future.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Future

Taken individually they are all excellent players. Collectively they are going to present a huge problem now, in the playoffs, whenever.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Present

The last two games, the one in Detroit, late in that game and this game is really the most competitive that we've been with a very, very good basketball team.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Games

The competitiveness in me says you don't want to finish with the worst record. We're not trying to lose. And the history has been that it doesn't matter a whole hell of a lot anyway.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Trying

It's completely up to the doctors, ... I talked with him early this morning and he's just very sore.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Doctors

We were lethargic as hell.
Bernie Bickerstaff
#Hell