113 Total Quotes

George Karl Quotes

George Karl
He needed help. He needed someone else to help space the court, space the defense away from him. We never could find that guy.
George Karl
#Defense

George Karl
What he did was basically because the game was over. Give him the opportunity to feel like he's an NBA player again.
George Karl
#Nba

George Karl
This was as intense a game as we've had all season long. There is an intensity between these two teams as a result of the playoff series a few years ago.
George Karl
#Game

George Karl
There's a point in (every NBA season when) talent stops being important and chemistry and character become more important, and I think Phoenix is probably in that stretch. It's a situation that's got to be handled and probably once it's handled you're happy about it. There's some growing pains to it. There might be a loss that you might not have had, but in the same sense he might win a playoff game that the (team) would've lost.
George Karl
#Character

George Karl
It's a huge disappointment. This is not a team looking to play in the right direction.
George Karl
#Direction

George Karl
There's a rumor out of the league office that we're trying to take flopping out of the game, but I don't think that was orchestrated very much in those two calls.
George Karl
#Office

George Karl
Personally, watching it kind of makes the game ugly even though if you're a San Antonio Spurs fan you love him. You want him on your side. I want him on my side.
George Karl
#Love

George Karl
Pat Riley has lost three of four in the first round. I guess [Rivers has] got to study history a little more.
George Karl
#History

George Karl
It will be fun to be back in Milwaukee. But the first game is kind of your revenge. Getting the win now allows you be free of ghosts of the past.
George Karl
#Fun

George Karl
People don't understand it's a special trait to want the ball in that situation, and then to make the shot.
George Karl
#People

George Karl
What you're seeing in the fourth quarter is a team that doesn't have confidence to finish up the game. Last year we were a great fourth-quarter defensive team and I think that was our confidence. This year we don't have that.
George Karl
#Confidence

George Karl
We're seeing a team in the fourth quarter that doesn't have the confidence to finish up a game. Last year, we were a great fourth-quarter defensive team.
George Karl
#Confidence

George Karl
He's been very professional. He's a quiet guy anyway but he's been great. He's been a first-class citizen professionally. Yesterday's practice he and Julius (Hodge) were the two best players on the basketball court.
George Karl
#Class

George Karl
A lot of times, I hate to say this, I've realized in time that there's lots of times coaches have to go, and there are times in basketball that players need to be moved.
George Karl
#Hate

George Karl
The truth of the matter is, we're not far away from where we should be. We can complain about the problem or we can go out and solve the problem. I choose to go out and try to solve the problem.
George Karl
#Truth

George Karl
I'm tired of excuses. I think it's playing with your heart, playing with intensity and playing with a commitment that, even if you lose, you can be proud of.
George Karl
#Commitment

George Karl
I thought in that 45-minute conversation, we moved towards each other.
George Karl
#Conversation

George Karl
It's my Chinese fortune cookie. The year of the rabbit. The year of the cat. It's the year of the Nuggets. Forget about last year. Let's learn from what happened last year. Let's move on to 2006 and have a great 2006.
George Karl
#Fortune

George Karl
That works at Duke. I don't think it works in the NBA. They get that call at Cameron (Indoor Stadium).
George Karl
#Nba

George Karl
We just try to give them all an attacking mentality. That's the whole thing is to play aggressive basketball.
George Karl
#Basketball

George Karl
Defensively, we were good enough to win and it seems like our karma has changed and we are winning games.
George Karl
#Games

George Karl
He's a young kid who is going to be asked great questions, and he's not always going to have knowledge to answer them. But he wants to be a leader. I really like that.
George Karl
#Knowledge

George Karl
I like the way we played. It was the most complete offensive performance we've had all season.
George Karl
#Performance

George Karl
The great thing about the NBA is confidence comes in a one-game winning streak a lot of times. That's what we need ? a one-game winning streak.
George Karl
#Confidence

George Karl
We played in a pretty intense, consistent rhythm the whole seven games. The energy in the first quarter made us confident enough. (The Hornets) never scared us. They never got mentally into our heads.
George Karl
#Energy

George Karl
They were the better basketball team and they proved it. It will be fun watching them play in the future and see how they do in the second round.
George Karl
#Basketball

George Karl
I thought we had to win out (before Wednesday). Right now, our destiny is going to be difficult.
George Karl
#Destiny

George Karl
The basketball world respects winning in the playoffs. You don't have to have the basketball world to be a rich man, with statistics. Thirty teams are always going to sign good players, but the special player usually performs in the playoffs.
George Karl
#Basketball

George Karl
I thought the energy in the first quarter made us confident enough. The energy of passing the ball and playing together was there the whole night. I thought that was a big part of why we sustained it.
George Karl
#Energy

George Karl
I think the energy of the first quarter got us confident. I thought all along that we might run out of gas, but the zone and the energy of passing the ball and playing together was there the whole night. They never scared us.
George Karl
#Energy