36 Total Quotes

Danny Nee Quotes

It's a great environment. I was trying to tell the kids about the fans. It's a big-time atmosphere. We were trying to explain to the players that they are coming to a really class atmosphere and you have to be ready to play.
Danny Nee
#Environment

They are playing at a high level. The competition will be interesting.
Danny Nee
#Competition

We talked about that this was a winnable game. It's not like playing Boston College or [George Washington].
Danny Nee
#Boston

We have to get stops. People are scoring too many points, transition baskets, seconds shots. You name it. All of the above.
Danny Nee
#Baskets

The doctors gave him some tests, and they are going to do more tests. I'm hoping he'll be back soon. But I have no idea. It's a medical thing.
Danny Nee
#Doctors

I thought the kids showed up and competed. It was a very high-level college basketball game.
Danny Nee
#Basketball

We're trying to make a miserable situation as positive as possible. We want to make it a positive environment in the gym every day the kids come to practice. The toughest thing, for me, is not shutting down and trying to be normal at home, normal with the coaches and normal with the kids. This is not a normal situation. It's very humbling.
Danny Nee
#Environment

Bryant's catching the best defense every night, getting double-teamed and he gets no help. The only help he gets is from me when I take him out to get a drink of water.
Danny Nee
#Defense

I think it is in Jack's best interest to continue working toward his degree without basketball as part of the equation. It is important that he focus on his studies in order for him to earn what he came here for - and that's a four-year degree. There are no eligibility issues involved. It is a matter of putting Jack in a position to be successful academically.
Danny Nee
#Basketball

I think it's in Jack's best interests to continue working toward his degree without basketball as part of the equation. There are no eligibility issues involved. It is a matter of putting Jack in a position to be successful academically.
Danny Nee
#Basketball

I was blown away. I couldn't believe it. ... The players took it harder than we did. He came out on the court with his hand all bandaged. We were thinking maybe it's the season. You don't even know.
Danny Nee
#Believe

All the other film is worthless now. I really feel that creates more diversity. I like their diversity.
Danny Nee
#Diversity

I was pleased. I know we didn't win the game, but we played a decent basketball game, period. If we didn't, we would have lost by 50 because they were playing at a very high level.
Danny Nee
#Basketball

The 3-pointer is a weapon and West Virginia uses it as good as any team in the country. I like their team.
Danny Nee
#Country

Steve Smith is going to get 20 (points) and 10 (rebounds) every night. He can make the other players around him better, and that's what he does. But I don't think it's a one-man team anymore.
Danny Nee
#Night

We have to find a way of putting two halves of basketball together.
Danny Nee
#Basketball

We tried anything to stop the bleeding. Some of their kids who had not been shooting well hit a couple of shots.
Danny Nee
#Kids

That bothers me. I can understand Roberts scoring. He's a great player. But we were getting hurt by a lot of people.
Danny Nee
#Hurt

(Fordham) just did a great job. They made a lot of good shots. Part of it was their ability to make them and part of it might have been poor defense. That's a bad formula. They're getting rebounds, they're getting second shots, they're making 3s, and we're struggling to get baskets at the other end.
Danny Nee
#Ability

He's done great. He hasn't wilted. He's taken the responsibility and done a nice, solid job.
Danny Nee
#Responsibility

They are just ferocious on defense. A couple of (the turnovers) were our fault, but most of them were pressure.
Danny Nee
#Defense

When they went small (in their lineup), I really feel that created more diversity. It's going to make them even tougher. It's a plus in some ways. They need Thornton for those big games, but I like the diversity.
Danny Nee
#Diversity

Duquesne's bus ran out of gas and (Xavier) ... kept running at 500 miles an hour.
Danny Nee
#Running

He was an irreplaceable piece of our team. He was our only legitimate big man. He was going to be our Mr. Inside to go with Mr. Outside Bryant McAllister.
Danny Nee
#Man

This season has been ... real tough. It's been hard on the kids, hard on the coaches and hard on the fans. This kind of adversity doesn't build character, it reveals character.
Danny Nee
#Kids

I'm pleased that we were able to come in here and compete against a really good basketball team. We're just trying to survive.
Danny Nee
#Basketball

Teary-eyed. It hurts, like ripping your heart out.
Danny Nee
#Heart

We opened up man-to-man. They made their run, and we couldn't get back to the zone.
Danny Nee
#Man

I think the game came down to three things. Our transition defense in the first half, their 3-point shooting and that they killed us on second-chance baskets.
Danny Nee
#Defense

We got it done. Now, we've got to win some games.
Danny Nee
#Games