8 Total Quotes

Jay Bilas Quotes

Has some of this been motivated by records? Maybe. Eddie wasn't shy about 800 victories, and maybe passing Dean Smith has a big significance for Bob Knight. But there's no way that either of them could coach as passionately as I've seen in practice if their desire wasn't motivated by more than merely something like that.
Jay Bilas
#Dean

I think it does as far as how hard [the players] go. It's not a national phenomenon like a Duke versus [North] Carolina, but I think that would be missing the point. Great rivalries are based on how hard the participants play in the game.
Jay Bilas
#Duke

No. 1, there are not as many quality big guys now. What passes for a center now could be 6-8, where 20 years ago a 6-8 guy would have a lot of trouble. And, secondly, the three-point line is so close that teams have spread the floor. If you have one big guy, you can let him go one on one and spread the floor around him.
Jay Bilas
#Quality

But for Bill that wasn't a lateral move. That was a place that held special meaning for him.
Jay Bilas
#Meaning

If Indiana made the job offer to Steve Alford, I'm sure it would have extraordinary meaning to him. In my opinion, he's the one guy who could bring everyone together.
Jay Bilas
#Meaning

I don't think anybody is harboring facts that the Big South Champion is going to the Final Four. But there isn't a kid on either of those teams that doesn't dream of hitting game-winning shot or going to the NCAA Tournament.
Jay Bilas
#Facts

I was surprised. It's not that (Air Force) was not good. They didn't have any top-50 wins to stand upon, and they lost in the first round of their conference tournament, to a team with a losing record.
Jay Bilas
#Force

I understand their reticence. That's a serious issue, but if they vetted it and felt he was an acceptable choice, I have no problem with that. Forgiveness is a personal issue.
Jay Bilas
#Choice