42 Total Quotes

Gary Waters Quotes

We had a great game plan of who we wanted to shut down. But the one we didn't have room for in our equation was Lowry. He had a phenomenal game. A phenomenal game.
Gary Waters
#Game

I knew what his aspirations were and I had to make a decision in my mind: 'Do I worry about what his aspirations are or am I trying to make this program better?' And when I thought about the ways to make this program better, there was no better person suited for that position.
Gary Waters
#Aspirations

I've got to give Quincy credit throughout that whole ordeal because he never wavered. All these statements didn't come from Quincy. Quincy wanted to be here.
Gary Waters
#Credit

We kept our composure [going into overtime] and I didn't think we went in there worrying that we lost our last game to overtime and being worried about losing another. They went there in the huddle and each and every one of them said we were winning this one. We gave one away two nights ago, but we're winning this one. It's great for the program and it's great for these players.
Gary Waters
#Composure

I think he has the ability to defend in there and rebound the basketball. Both will be needed to help this team.
Gary Waters
#Ability

I told our guys in the locker room that if we had a timeout, we would've won that game. We would've set something up on that last shot.
Gary Waters
#Game

Like I told them in the locker room, I'm getting tired of telling them that. We lost our game at Syracuse where we played hard, were right there with a chance to win, and we didn't win it. We need to find a way to get over that hump. And that's the whole ballgame right there.
Gary Waters
#Game

That (run) was paramount. We talked about, going into the game, that this team was on their last leg. They felt if there was one game they had a chance, it was against us. I told our team to go out and take them away, because then there's nothing else left. And that's what happened.
Gary Waters
#Game

The thing I give Quincy credit for, throughout the entire ordeal, is that Quincy never wavered. Quincy wanted to be here, because there are other things here for him, putting basketball aside.
Gary Waters
#Credit

They were coming in droves. It was everything from NBA people, to everything.
Gary Waters
#Nba

We played a bad game (against Providence) but do you know with four minutes to go we're down seven and they're shooting 60 percent and we're shooting in the 30s? That tells you if we shoot 60 percent we're up 20 points. That's what I had to tell our kids -- we're not that far off. But we can't afford to go and have a half like that ever.
Gary Waters
#Providence

In this league, with how competitive this league is, that's a big difference. You don't have any games that you can call 'gimme' games. There are no surefire wins.
Gary Waters
#Games

I know Darryl still had a lot of interest in Rutgers. He was very disappointed because they were together for eight years and they really hated to be divided.
Gary Waters
#Interest

His skill level has improved. A year ago he was coming along. Two years ago he was shooting from long range. Now he's shooting the short and mid-range shot, so he's really a scoring threat.
Gary Waters
#Skill

We put him situations to score off screens. But he also has the ability now to dribble penetrate and do other things, go to the basket or give it up. If he does both, that's tough to shut down.
Gary Waters
#Ability

Quincy is a loyal person and that's what people don't realize. That's why he's been with Jack so long. The thing Quincy knows is he still has a lot to learn and he wants to graduate. If someone is going to offer him millions upon millions, I have to be honest. I'll give him the best advice of what his future will be if he makes that decision (but) we'll wait because I don't want him to worry about this now.
Gary Waters
#People

It seems wiser to consolidate the policymaking and the funding allocation responsibilities in the same body, ... When you have multiple boards existing in a climate of dysfunction, you lose accountability.
Gary Waters
#Body

One of our goals was to get to Madison Square Garden. Our goals have not changed.
Gary Waters
#Goals

He couldn't go any more. I could see his leg stiffening up on him. He was trying, but he just couldn't go any more.
Gary Waters
#Trying

Byron hurt himself in the first two minutes and that's why they had so many points inside.
Gary Waters
#Hurt

The young man was really coming into his own. This really hurts, but we've got to find a way to figure this out.
Gary Waters
#Man

There's nothing to say. We played a game where we were down three starters. I give Quincy credit for trying to fight, but when you're missing your third- and fourth-leading scorers, it's hard to play like that. There was a point where we had three walk-ons on the court. It just makes it hard.
Gary Waters
#Trying

It hasn't progressed and the reason why is he keeps getting it hit. And when you get it hit, you need at least two to three days rest. The most we can give him is one because we play so many games back-to-back.
Gary Waters
#Reason

My lawyer's still in negotiations.
Gary Waters
#Negotiations

They were down, and there was some frustration. I made them realize that they can move forward and still obtain all the goals and objectives. I had to make them realize my situation. This is the best move for me.
Gary Waters
#Frustration

I wanted to clear the air. I wanted everyone to know my intent and have my team able to focus on the next four or five games, if we have that many, and not have them hurt in this process.
Gary Waters
#Focus

It was monumental if you want to call it that. It was something I think our kids wanted and a lot of people are going to say they're playing for me. No, they're playing for themselves.
Gary Waters
#Kids

I feel it is important for me to finish out the season for the kids.
Gary Waters
#Kids

The plan is in action. First year I wanted to get to .500. The next year a NIT berth. This year we have a chance at 17 or 18 wins. The plan is in action.
Gary Waters
#Action

The stay here was good. We cleaned up the program. I want to move on. I have no hard feelings. I forgive but never forget.
Gary Waters
#Feelings