24 Total Quotes

Gene Smith Quotes

Your violations have caused significant embarrassment to the university and continue to cause disruption to the men's basketball program.
Gene Smith
#Basketball

We're sorry. We need to treat our visitors with class. But at the same time it's 105,000 people in a highly emotionally charged time frame. And there were a lot of Texas fans who had a great experience.
Gene Smith
#Class

I think I can be a good mayor. I'm old enough where I should be a stabilizing influence.
Gene Smith
#Influence

I'm obviously not happy that it's going to leave Sun Devil Stadium. Sun Devil Stadium is the place for the Fiesta Bowl, but I understand why that decision was made. So it's going to be nice to be a part of this. Hopefully we can make it a memorable one.
Gene Smith
#Devil

It was our most complete game of the season. Our kids played a great game against a very good Granite Bay team.
Gene Smith
#Kids

We've had so many games where we just can't seem to finish at the end. Kennedy's press bothered us at the end and they had three consecutive steals that gave them their momentum.
Gene Smith
#Games

It's kind of surreal. We flew in over our old home in Scottsdale. My wife and I kind of reminisced. It's great to be back.
Gene Smith
#Home

We really passed the ball well in our half-court offense. It was fun to watch, we were so unselfish.
Gene Smith
#Fun

I think it's how someone becomes good at anything. You practice when nobody's watching - in the heat of the summer or even when its drizzling out.
Gene Smith
#Practice

We've just had trouble closing out all year. But I told the boys that freshman year it's a development year. We were a better team in the second half of the season and consistently played 12-14 players every single night.
Gene Smith
#Boys

We played well overall and we had kids come off the bench and give us a big lift.
Gene Smith
#Kids

I thought the kids really competed well throughout the year. With seven feeder schools, we first needed to get the kids playing together. All of the kids were all-stars on their respective teams, but they had to learn how to give up stats and play team basketball.
Gene Smith
#Kids

There's no question that Thad is just what you want in a coach. He's done a marvelous job in the two years he's been here. I'm fortunate to work with lots of great coaches and Thad is one of the best. We want him to be a Buckeye forever.
Gene Smith
#Coach

There's no question that Thad is just what you want in a coach. He's done a marvelous job in the two years he's been here. I'm fortunate to work with lots of great coaches, and Thad is one of the best. We want him to be a Buckeye forever.
Gene Smith
#Coach

If we have to pay back money, it'll probably be a little south of $800,000. If that is a penalty that we have to face ... the athletic department will pay that out of our reserves and that obviously would hurt us significantly as well, so we'll just have to wait and see what they are.
Gene Smith
#Money

If we have to pay back money, it'll probably be a little south of $800,000.
Gene Smith
#Money

The positives are closure. The fact is we participated with an ineligible player. That's the truth. You can't sugar-coat that.
Gene Smith
#Truth

They can play without the stress of wondering what the penalties would be. I wanted these young people to be able to step on the court at noon and be able to chase the dream.
Gene Smith
#People

He just wanted this thing to end. He just wanted to take his young men out on that court and perform without that cloud over their head.
Gene Smith
#Men

We're relieved. The findings actually allow us to move forward and take the pressure off the kids. While there are penalties that we will have to bear, and they are serious, we're just glad they're over with.
Gene Smith
#Kids

We appreciate Russ' dedication and contributions to the success of the wrestling program over the years. We wish him every success in his retirement.
Gene Smith
#Dedication

This is a good class. It's deep at a lot of positions, with the exception of wide receiver.
Gene Smith
#Class

We consider ourselves to be a service organization. All of what we do can be defined as services.
Gene Smith
#Service

One of the things most people don't understand is that even at this level... it is only a small portion of what pays for all of the services that come out of the county ? more than $67 million.
Gene Smith
#People