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Leonard Hamilton Quotes Page 2

He has that drive, determination and focus. You see it in his eyes. He has that special something about him that you like to see in athletes.
Leonard Hamilton
#Determination

The kids seem to like each other,
Leonard Hamilton
#Kids

I was proud of our guys for fighting back at the end. We just couldn't get over the hump.
Leonard Hamilton
#Fighting

For him to find the energy to go out and give it all when we really needed this game says a lot about his character, how much he's grown up and how much this team is making sacrifices for one another.
Leonard Hamilton
#Energy

Sometimes you don't really know what to say because conversation sometimes makes it worse. You just have to give a person a hug and tell him you love him, you support him and be there for them.
Leonard Hamilton
#Conversation

I think we're a little further along. We have a better understanding of our system. We're able to make adjustments we could not make then. We're a little more mature team than we were a few years ago.
Leonard Hamilton
#Understanding

For him to go out and find the energy to go out and give it all ... I think says a lot about his character.
Leonard Hamilton
#Energy

Through this whole period we wanted to see that consistency from players. We're starting to see that develop.
Leonard Hamilton
#Consistency

I think we're a little further along. We have a better understanding of our system.
Leonard Hamilton
#Understanding

What I was looking for was for the players to gain some confidence in themselves and the system.
Leonard Hamilton
#Confidence

I think, overall, our team is making progress, but we have to get out of that mode where we're playing games against good caliber teams and coming up a little short.
Leonard Hamilton
#Progress

They came to Florida State with the idea that they wanted to improve the basketball program on their watch, and I have to say that they've accomplished that.
Leonard Hamilton
#Basketball

I'm very happy and proud for them because they've been model citizens. They keep our 100 percent graduation rate intact. But more than anything they're fine people. They're good basketball players, but I'm most proud of the fact that they have helped us move our program forward. Their last home game will be something to remember.
Leonard Hamilton
#Graduation

I know in my 30 years of coaching I have never heard of a player getting injured under any circumstances in a celebration after a game - not at a basketball game. Maybe you guys have, but I haven't.
Leonard Hamilton
#Circumstances

Obviously he's a load. There's no question about that. He's way beyond his years in maturity. You watch him and you watch his body language and his facial expressions and you can tell the confidence that he plays with. But the thing that amazes me is his team has so much confidence in him.
Leonard Hamilton
#Maturity

I saw quickness, speed and intensity that separated him from other kids on the floor. He was from a small town, and even though he was very well-known in his area, maybe he hadn't gotten the exposure as other people. We were fortunate to have contacted him at the right time. I felt we were a good match for each other.
Leonard Hamilton
#Kids

It's painful, to lose a close game like this. Close is not what we're trying to do. You've got to get over the hump by winning these types of games.
Leonard Hamilton
#Trying

I don't necessarily think that size has anything to do with rebounding. I think (it's) desire, willingness to be consistent with the fundamentals of rebounding.
Leonard Hamilton
#Desire

This is part of the journey. This is part of the process you go through, building programs. You have to give your team credit for making this kind of progress, but you also have to find a way to get over the hump, and that's mostly mental at this point.
Leonard Hamilton
#Journey

You guys have heard me from the beginning of the year; I've been consistent about this. This is going to be a different year from what you guys have been exposed to. This league will be -- with the exception of one team and maybe two, it's going to be rock 'em sock 'em, and you're not going to be able to determine how this thing is going to shape up until the latter part of the season.
Leonard Hamilton
#Beginning

We had equal opportunity and we didn't come away with the points.
Leonard Hamilton
#Opportunity

I think that we're definitely one of the (65) best teams in the country. It would be a tremendous step for our program.
Leonard Hamilton
#Country

I am so confused by this whole process that I think the best thing for me as a basketball coach to do is worry about the things I can control. And that's to make sure we get through today's practice and we're prepared for Wake Forest.
Leonard Hamilton
#Basketball

People were uncomfortable. They acted like we didn't know what we were doing. I was hoping that if you give this system an opportunity and the time that it takes, it will work.
Leonard Hamilton
#People

It appears to me that what has happened is there is a big emphasis on trying to include more mid-major (conference) teams (in tournament). And I understand that. But if we want to include other people, I'm not sure the right thing to do is come up with a process that devalues the strength of a team's conference schedule.
Leonard Hamilton
#Trying

I think prep basketball over the entire state has gotten better. And I think you can see it from these players that spring up at programs from around the country and you say, 'Where did this kid come from?
Leonard Hamilton
#Basketball

I feel like he has as much or more potential than anybody on this team.
Leonard Hamilton
#Potential

We are in the NIT, and now we just have to go out and take care of business, and I thought we responded real well.
Leonard Hamilton
#Business

We allowed some games to slip away, we allowed ourselves to be put in that position. We have to hold ourselves accountable. And now let's go do something about it.
Leonard Hamilton
#Games

The future is very bright, [but] this is very painful.
Leonard Hamilton
#Future