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Isiah Thomas Quotes

Isiah Thomas
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
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Isiah Thomas
My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball.
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Isiah Thomas
We have obstacles in front of us, but my goal and my job[as coach] is to continue to develop our younger players, to get the most and the best out of our veteran players, to not have a losing record, to make the playoffs every year and to lead this organization and this team to a level that it has yet to reach, I always look forward to the challenge and opportunity and I am looking forward to continuing the success of Indiana basketball.
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You have no idea how it hurt. It finally was coming together. That night (against All Saints) -- it was amazing. They heard everything I said.
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#Hurt

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This is a trade that we all feel makes us a better basketball team for both now and in the future. In Steve, we add an All-Star caliber player to our team without giving up core assets that are key to our future.
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He was the father to all of us. He was the father of basketball in Chicago. He treated all of us like sons. His warmth, his kindness, was important to us when we were growing up as young men.
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I do envision championship basketball and when you talk about championship basketball, you talk about a good defensive team, you talk about a good offensive team and you talk about a team that really has its act together once they step on the floor. Our goal is to dominate the east and we must continue to dominate the east so that we can have another return to the NBA Finals. And I think mentally we have to become a tougher basketball team. I think mental toughness is going to be the thing that makes us champions.
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As I sit here right now, I can't say how many games we'll win or what position we'll end up in. [Last season] was a very unpleasant taste in my mouth and the players' mouths. They're committed to getting better, but we'll see. We just want to be better than we were last year.
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#Games

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I've heard from everybody but him. That surprises us, and it hurts a little, too. When he was in trouble, I was always there for them. I called him to encourage him. I gave interviews defending him and supporting him. I'm very disappointed in him. Maybe I ought to call him and cuss him out. I thought for sure he'd be there for me like I've always been there for him.
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#Surprises

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The only thing I could say to myself is 'wow. I don't think there's another NBA player who would have done that.
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This is not the place for the weak-minded guy, regardless of your talent.
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#Talent

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He never really was diagnosed with what everyone said he had, what Hank Gathers had. No doctors said he had that. Everyone said, 'If he has that, then this could happen.' All of a sudden they quit saying 'if' and said he had it.
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#Doctors

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It's been made clear to all of us that a player should never leave the playing field and go into the stands.
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She did not even work for me. I will not allow her or anybody, man or woman, to use me as a pawn for their financial gain.
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I'm trying to go out and get the players he wants me to go out and get. This is a player he wanted.
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I think it was a case of nerves at the beginning of the game. We can not take anything away from Heartland, I told the girls before the game, do not expect them to come and just show up, they came out and played.
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#Beginning

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My job is to make sure in all the chaos you can still see the flowers, you can still see the good things happening.
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#Chaos

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He was like the pope - a beautiful, beautiful man.
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#Man

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He was like the Pope. He was just a beautiful, beautiful, wonderful man. ... We just loved 'Coach.' He's meant so much to all of us, even the people who didn't play for him.
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#Man

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The situation was addressed in-house, and we gave Coach the option to suspend Marbury, fine him. Whatever discipline he felt was necessary, we were willing to take. He said he didn't think that would be appropriate because he didn't want to single [Marbury] out and it was a good opportunity to coach him.
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#Discipline

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How are you getting home?
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Other than David Robinson I don't know if I've met a classier individual in the NBA.
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It's a dirty-work job. (Brown) is the perfect dirty-work guy.
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Not often can you say with certainty that you've added one of the best to your organization in any position.
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#Certainty

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Its something that I have been blessed with in terms of playing the game and being able to understand the game. Not being able to exercise that gift while I was out of the game, I really found a void in myself and a hole in my soul. I said the biggest problem that I have had in that time was that I woke up and I didnt go to the gym. I have been successful in a lot of other areas but not having the ability to exercise the greatest gift that I have, which is basketball, you know I have missed it.
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If it fills a need, if it fills a rebuilding situation. And my goal is to fill and rebuild and I am not going to be shortsighted.
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All of those things had been talked about, suggested, rumored, as a manager and as a member of the Knicks organization, I couldn't allow myself to think that way or believe that.
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Everybody wants to be perfect.
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