60 Total Quotes

Mark Gottfried Quotes

I wanted to play Felix but didn't have an opportunity. I didn't feel the time was right.
Mark Gottfried
#Opportunity

Elizabeth and I are going to pledge, personally, one dollar for every fan in attendance. I'm hoping to write a check for $10,000 that night. We are encouraging others to either match that gift or just give whatever they can. Maybe it's 50 cents or a quarter for everybody in attendance. Hopefully that can be something that will motivate others to do the same thing.
Mark Gottfried
#Attendance

I thought Alonzo gave us great energy, great lift off the bench. He did a lot of things well tonight. Sometimes on those 'Senior Nights,' somebody else always emerges. Tonight, it was Alonzo.
Mark Gottfried
#Energy

We have a great chance to be an NCAA basketball tournament team if we take care of business night in and night out in our league. Records are deceiving. You can schedule your way into a 10-1 or 11-0 record. I have learned that you're not going to trick the NCAA tournament selection committee.
Mark Gottfried
#Basketball

When they went to the man, our guys really lit up.
Mark Gottfried
#Man

We wanted to take advantage of an opportunity if it was there. We didn't want to just make the game an absolute helter-skelter, run-up-and- down. But we didn't want to turn opportunities down either. And we had a bunch of them.
Mark Gottfried
#Opportunity

Coaches, we're like politicians. We start lobbying harder than ever.
Mark Gottfried
#Politicians

The difference tonight, I thought, was the defense in the first 15 minutes of the second half.
Mark Gottfried
#Defense

I wasn't trying to get a foul. I don't know that I was worried that I did or not. I felt like if I got one, it might not always be a negative thing at that point. I was just a little frustrated at some calls.
Mark Gottfried
#Trying

Alonzo gave us great energy, a great lift off the bench and hit some big shots. Sometimes on senior nights, it's somebody else who emerges, and tonight it was Alonzo.
Mark Gottfried
#Energy

The fact we don't play on the first night of the tournament is big. That was important for us for a number of reasons. No. 1, it gives you another day or rest. No. 2, it's one more feather in your cap as far as how you're perceived by the (NCAA) selection committee.
Mark Gottfried
#Night

The difference tonight was the defense in the first 15 minutes of the second half. I thought Auburn kept us off balance in the first half with the 1-3-1 zone. We weren't taking good shots. We didn't do a good job getting the ball around the basket. We didn't do a lot of things well.
Mark Gottfried
#Defense

We're going to win, 100 percent. We've got a lot of work left to do to reach our goals. We're not going to take our foot off the gas pedal at all.
Mark Gottfried
#Goals

Mississippi State played about a flawless game, from my perspective.
Mark Gottfried
#Perspective

They made every shot they needed to even if the shot clock was running down, hitting tough ones. They really played about a flawless game from my perspective.
Mark Gottfried
#Running

College basketball is a long season, probably the longest season on a college campus. So when you get to the end of the season, you want your players to be fresh physically and mentally.
Mark Gottfried
#Basketball

I do think he needs to come out of the games sometime even though I never take him out. He would be better.
Mark Gottfried
#Games

No question, it will be nervous. In 2001, I walked out that door right over there. I had 25 people tell me, 'You're a lock. You're in, you're this, you're that.' And you know? When you've been shunned like that, you're a little nervous.
Mark Gottfried
#People

Really in the last two, three or four years we've been as aggressive as anybody in the country with our non-conference schedule. I hope that doesn't hurt us. I hope that all of a sudden that's not used against you, because we could have played three easier teams in December and we'd be 20-9 and everyone will be celebrating.
Mark Gottfried
#Country

That was the good of Jean Felix. I think in his last two games he was 2-of-15 from the field. Today's some of the best we've seen from him. He did a great job shooting the ball.
Mark Gottfried
#Games

That was the good (side). There was no question. The last two games he was something like 2-for-15 from the field. But for us to be good, we have to give him the shots when he's open. You just have to take the bad with the good. He had one of those performances that's phenomenal.
Mark Gottfried
#Games

In the time outs, there was a ton of determination in those guys. That comes from being burned once or twice.
Mark Gottfried
#Determination

Sometimes the game comes out to one shot, and I know he'll be thinking about that shot all night long. It's just part of the game.
Mark Gottfried
#Night

That was a lot to do with them, a lot more than what we were doing wrong.
Mark Gottfried
#Wrong

You're not allowed to be tired. That's against the rules. That's not an option. They know what happened at Arkansas. They know what happened against Kentucky. They just didn't want that to happen anymore.
Mark Gottfried
#Rules

As a coach, sometimes that's a difficult thing to do.
Mark Gottfried
#Coach

This particular team has made me very proud of them. The reason is, they certainly could have accepted the fact that losing a great player, a proven player for us, a guy that we all knew could get baskets in key points in the game. Lose that guy and the easiest thing to do is build in excuses.
Mark Gottfried
#Reason

I've been asked that question a lot. But I think things work out the way they're supposed to work out.
Mark Gottfried
#Work

We're a team that needs to avoid foul trouble. It hurt our ability to score. That was a big factor.
Mark Gottfried
#Ability

I wouldn't do anything different at the end of the game. Absolutely. I've got as much confidence in Ron Steele as anybody in the nation.
Mark Gottfried
#Confidence