65 Total Quotes

Leonard Hamilton Quotes

There was a period where he kind of backed off his offensive aggressiveness to be a good team member. Now that we're kind of a little more in sync, the nature of the game is giving him certain opportunities.
Leonard Hamilton
#Aggression

We don't get any credit for playing Nebraska. Everybody forgets we played Florida.
Leonard Hamilton
#Credit

The good thing about this team, though, is we've always seemed to bounce back when we've had a setback.
Leonard Hamilton
#Bounce

I thought that really, really gave us a big boost. And we need that kind of energy from our team if we're going to utilize our depth.
Leonard Hamilton
#Energy

Part of the journey is overcoming obstacles, and this was one I thought mentally and physically we were prepared for. I guess I'd say that Duke's experience in being in these types of games with experienced guys came through.
Leonard Hamilton
#Journey

Von is a special kind of athlete who has a great feel for scoring points. He can pass, shoot and dribble and do them all well. He is also able to utilize his size to his advantage, which makes him even more dangerous.
Leonard Hamilton
#Athlete

We have to get out of the mode of playing good caliber teams good, but coming out a little short.
Leonard Hamilton
#Caliber

This team has shown ability to bounce back and I guess this is another opportunity for us to show our faith and courage.
Leonard Hamilton
#Ability

I hope this was a sign of us growing up. We definitely needed this victory.
Leonard Hamilton
#Growing Up

It's always interesting when we have our coaches' meetings, and it seems that we play so many teams that had to have their best night against us. We've been getting everyone's best shot. But I thought when we had to have the stops, when we had to get the rebounds and when had to make the baskets, or players stepped up.
Leonard Hamilton
#Meetings

We need to eliminate the mistakes that we're making that we can control. Unnecessary turnovers. We had two of them right there at the end of the first half that didn't have anything to do with (UNC).
Leonard Hamilton
#Control

We knew with the quick turnaround and the emotion we spent and the letdown we received from Sunday's loss, we would need energy and consistent play from our nonstarters. They gave us a big lift.
Leonard Hamilton
#Emotions

He has shown the potential to come in and give us this type of offensive lift. I told him the other day that he was due for his breakout game.
Leonard Hamilton
#Potential

Possibly -- possibly -- Duke, and maybe North Carolina State. I'm not sure that we all aren't fighting for positioning now. I said before the season started that this would be a year where you could throw predictions out the window. I'm not sure you could make calls. You've had a couple of wide margins, but most games could have gone either way. That's the way it is in the ACC.
Leonard Hamilton
#Fighting

We're still in a growing up stage. Last year we relied on a lot of freshmen and sophomores and we lost a lot of close games. One reason the sophomores from last year who are now juniors are playing better is because they're more experienced. A.J. (Johnson) and Al Thornton are giving us good leadership, and we're getting leadership from our three seniors. Todd Galloway has been in the program for four years, so has Andrew Wilson. We have some guys who are maturing a little bit and it's taking some pressure off of our new players.
Leonard Hamilton
#Growing Up

It was one of those games where we gave them too many unnecessary opportunities. But when they are already shooting the ball as well as they do and they are as patient as they are on offense, and then you give them extra opportunities, therein lies a nice little butt-kicking.
Leonard Hamilton
#Games

When we made mistakes, they made us pay. Most times you have one game like this per year, and hopefully, this will be our only one.
Leonard Hamilton
#Mistakes

When you give them those extra opportunities and they're having one of those nights, therein lies a butt-kicking.
Leonard Hamilton
#Lies And Lying

They play to each other's strengths. They play with an unselfish spirit, and they play to win without any ego.
Leonard Hamilton
#Ego

I think I just have to let the ACC's action speak for itself.
Leonard Hamilton
#Action

As I was coming in (the interview room), I was thinking about how much energy he brought to the game tonight. His comments and his enthusiasm on the bench and his communication with the players was extremely animated, unlike A.J. Sometimes he is very quiet, but he had a lot to say.
Leonard Hamilton
#Energy

We were very focused in guarding their very good perimeter players at the beginning of the game.
Leonard Hamilton
#Beginning

They are entertainers and they're speaking from their heart and the information that they have, but at this particular time, none of that matters, because we still got games to play. I'm not gonna allow myself to get all caught up in all these things, because if you win enough games, it takes care of itself.
Leonard Hamilton
#Heart

We have higher goals. We're not feeling like we need to start taking any bows.
Leonard Hamilton
#Goals

Once you understand the type of energy that it takes, the type of effort and communication it takes with your teammates, then it becomes fun when you're all on the same page.
Leonard Hamilton
#Communication

This is uncharted waters for us. I'm sure that in the future we'll try to win games by a little larger margin.
Leonard Hamilton
#Future

You have the No. 1 team in the country coming in to play you and you want to realize some opportunities. So what better opportunity can you have?
Leonard Hamilton
#Country

It's funny how this thing has come full circle. Now we're fresher and we fatigue people.
Leonard Hamilton
#Fatigue

I saw a very determined, focused look in his eye that we are going to get this done.
Leonard Hamilton
#Determined

We did not meet their style of ball with the type of enthusiasm that we should have. Maybe this is the type of game we needed to keep reality in front of us. We are not a team that can afford not to be at our very best mentally every time we step out.
Leonard Hamilton
#Enthusiasm