49 Total Quotes

Byron Scott Quotes

Like I told the guys, that's a good basketball team. We hung in there, we kept fighting, but that is no consolation. We still have to learn how to get over the hump.
Byron Scott
#Basketball

The players' minds were on their teammate instead of the game, which is understandable. I thought after a while that (his players) had to realize that we still had to win this game.
Byron Scott
#Game

We won 13 homes games, and I would say they've [fans] had their hands in six of them. The energy in the crowds has been a tremendous boost to our team.
Byron Scott
#Energy

They were playing harder. They were getting after loose balls, long rebounds. We had to match their energy. In the third quarter and fourth quarter, we did a much better job.
Byron Scott
#Balls

We played hard tonight. We had the tempo in our favor and that's the type of basketball that we want to play.
Byron Scott
#Basketball

With all the adversity we've faced, I told them before the game that you guys have always done a good job of coming together in the face of adversity. That is something we're going to have to do, not just tonight, but the rest of the season.
Byron Scott
#Adversity

I don't think Chris will play tomorrow. I would love to just let him relax for the next two games and see how he feels for Monday. Right now, I think he's still pretty banged up. I know how bad he wants to play, but I don't think it would be in his best interests to play the next two games at least.
Byron Scott
#Games

We just had no resistance on the defensive end tonight. You can't trade baskets or think that you are going to outscore a team like the Wizards.
Byron Scott
#Baskets

That's just a very good basketball team. They come with their hard hats on every night. They're not going to make a lot of mistakes.
Byron Scott
#Basketball

It's not an achievement, it's what we expected. We've gotten to .500; now the key is to keep going. There are a lot of young guys that didn't experience the terrible season we had last year; the 19 wins is a nice accomplishment, but were looking to do bigger things this season.
Byron Scott
#Achievement

Just bad defense on our part.
Byron Scott
#Defense

They said he was going to be out a minimum of two weeks and he misses one game. It just shows you the type of person that he is. He's doing some unbelievable things for this basketball team. It just shows the type of character (he has).
Byron Scott
#Game

Our defense took over in the fourth quarter, and I was proud of the way our team played. Even though we won the game, we have a lot of things to learn. Our athleticism and quickness are the keys to our team, and we need to use them to our advantage.
Byron Scott
#Defense

Even though we won the game we have a lot of things to learn from. Our athleticism and our quickness are the keys to our team and we need to use them to our advantage.
Byron Scott
#Game

He still has a love for the game. He just took a slight detour, and it cost him. Everybody makes mistakes, and he'll hopefully learn from this and be able to get back.
Byron Scott
#Cost

We're excited. We bring in another athlete, a 7-foot athlete, 24 years old who runs and jumps and does a lot of the things that we want here. I think he'll fit in extremely well.
Byron Scott
#Athlete

[The Princeton offense] is old-style basketball. Dribble, pass and shoot. I always thought it's the way the game was supposed to be played.
Byron Scott
#Basketball

I don't think Chris will play (today). I would love to just let him relax for the next two games and see how he feels for Monday.
Byron Scott
#Games

We're just not a very good basketball team right now. To me, we have a lot of glaring holes on both ends of the floor. The biggest thing is that we're so weak mentally.
Byron Scott
#Basketball

(NBA commissioner David) Stern and the league put us all in a bind. We understand the situation. We're going to play another year in Oklahoma City, and then after that we have no idea what's going to happen.
Byron Scott
#Nba

It's been a fun first half. It's been tough at times. You go through growing pains (being) so young. For the most part, I've had a great time teaching these guys and trying to make them understand how this game, in my mind, should be played, and they're doing a great job.
Byron Scott
#Fun

It's been a fun first half. It's been tough at times. You go through growing pains (being) so young.
Byron Scott
#Fun

We would have loved to get a big without giving up anybody, but you've got to do what you've got to do.
Byron Scott
#Giving

I know that it's broken in two places. I would guess that he's done for the rest of the season. It's a big blow.
Byron Scott
#Rest

The problems we have to correct are all between the ears. It's not so much the physical problems. We have too many guys who don't understand, who don't get it. I don't know. Maybe we're reading too many of the clippings. Maybe we're thinking we're better than we are.
Byron Scott
#Problems

Rod said the guy was the real deal, so I asked him why did he fire him. Rod said that he (Scott) had a problem with one of the players for something Byron said to the media.
Byron Scott
#Fire

He has the ultimate confidence in his stuff with what he's capable of doing. I think it's just special for him to play at the Garden because he knows how historic this arena is.
Byron Scott
#Confidence

There's going to be games when you don't make shots. That cannot make you not defend or not hustle or not play hard on the other end of the floor. You've got to learn that in this league, OK, my shot's not falling, I can do other things to stay involved in this game and stay on the floor.
Byron Scott
#Games

We keep finding ways to win. Our confidence is sky-high. You think we're dead in a game and we find a way to win.
Byron Scott
#Confidence

Sometimes we get ourselves into trouble on the offensive end. We might pass up a shot, but tonight we did a real good job of moving the ball around and that opened up the shots we can knock down.
Byron Scott
#Trouble