29 Total Quotes

Paul Hewitt Quotes

I think the election of 2002 will be about Social Security reform. The situation is very polarized.
Paul Hewitt
#Reform

The concerns I've had is that defensively we haven't maintained our concentration. We've had some good spurts of playing good basketball, but we have not maintained the intensity, especially on defense. That's where we've really fallen down.
Paul Hewitt
#Concentration

The kid can really run the floor and you have to give him credit. He works very hard. We told our guys coming in that he probably runs the floor harder than any freshman I've seen.
Paul Hewitt
#Credit

That kid can really run the floor, and you have to give him credit. He works very hard. I can't remember the last time I saw a freshman run the floor that hard.
Paul Hewitt
#Credit

You realized very early on it wasn't just about basketball. It was a platform to help people. The winning of the game became somewhat insignificant.
Paul Hewitt
#Basketball

The statement that college basketball isn't a business -- let's be real here. It can be a business that can be a very positive experience for athletes, coaches, for schools. Kids learn responsibility, coaches learn how to put together a team, and administrators learn how to build some momentum, build a lot of school spirit based on that one entity -- the program. It doesn't have to be a dirty word, something sleazy to say it is a business.
Paul Hewitt
#Basketball

He's starting to understand some of the little things you have to do. He's a talented, gifted scorer who can rebound. Defensively, off the ball, he's much, much better than he was last year or even earlier this year.
Paul Hewitt
#Gifted

He's a great athlete, and I always remind him that he can make plays off the ball. I don't think he understands how much ground he covers. I think you're starting to see that. He had three steals today. He's starting to see the floor better.
Paul Hewitt
#Athlete

This is Social Security, and the government is not going to get itself into a situation where it has to cover for a lot of cowboys out there, ... There will be standards and they probably will be written tighter...we have a pretty good private pension system and it's very regulated, and there are surprisingly few blow-ups.
Paul Hewitt
#Government

I think it's an object lesson that paying the cost of Social Security in the future is going to depend upon economic growth. If you don't have growth, our pensions and other obligations are going to become unaffordable.
Paul Hewitt
#Future

We played pretty hard, but their defense was the reason we didn't get into a flow. They really did a nice job of taking away our two primary threats in Morrow and Dickey.
Paul Hewitt
#Defense

Those are the kinds of things you look back on and realize that so many people benefit from passing along their experiences, their successes and their failures. It meant a lot to me.
Paul Hewitt
#People

There were mistakes (against Maryland) that we could have controlled. When we executed well, we got some great looks. There were a couple breakdowns and in a one-possession game you have to win every possession.
Paul Hewitt
#Mistakes

He shoots it from very, very deep. I really think he surprises some of the defenders with how deep he can shoot that basketball.
Paul Hewitt
#Surprises

We may not have one name that people can latch on to, so we're somewhat nondescript. But this has been an excellent basketball team the whole season.
Paul Hewitt
#People

We talk about the tradition of Georgia Tech basketball when we go out recruiting, and in some sense, I feel like I owe those guys something, ... Now, we've built on that tradition, and now here we are in the Final Four.
Paul Hewitt
#Basketball

My first year at Siena, my first year here, they were teams that people looked at and were scratching their heads thinking, 'How are they ever going to win a game?'
Paul Hewitt
#People

We're not going to shy away from our goals. Our No. 1 goal is always to get back to the NCAA tournament.
Paul Hewitt
#Goals

The talent is definitely stretched a little thinner. In terms of the concentration of top 100, top 200 players -- it is spread out a little more. You think about going all the way back to Princeton, N.J., where you had the best 200 players in the country. Then, you went to two camps and now we're at three camps. I guess it's not all bad, because now you give more kids an opportunity to be seen. And we tend to lose sight that the game is supposed to be about opportunities for kids to get an education or be seen and do something better with their lives, as opposed to making it sane for college coaches.
Paul Hewitt
#Talent

People don't appreciate the way the game is supposed to be played.
Paul Hewitt
#People

It's taking awhile to get off the ground. We're still really in the toddler phase; we're still trying to find our legs.
Paul Hewitt
#Trying

Talent-wise, I'm convinced we can be competitive. But we've suffered injuries to Lewis and now Mario. It's a long season, and we're getting better.
Paul Hewitt
#Talent

We can't panic. We have a lot of games left. Panic can't be a part of the equation here. We have to keep working at it.
Paul Hewitt
#Games

I knew it was going to happen because I know his talent level and I know what he's capable of. But when he was in rut he was in, I didn't know if he was going to work his way out of it.
Paul Hewitt
#Talent

If they go in there and win two games, I think they're in.
Paul Hewitt
#Games

Thaddeus didn't shoot really well the other night, but the good thing about him is that he's not just a scorer. He can do other things, too. We also really liked his transcript. He's a Georgia Tech-type of kid.
Paul Hewitt
#Night

For this entire streak, for some reason or another, we just can't some out of the locker room with the type of energy we need. As I told the guys, it's obviously something we're doing as a coaching staff. We just can't seem to get things going at the start of the second half.
Paul Hewitt
#Reason

I felt like I was watching a school yard game.
Paul Hewitt
#School

He's gotten better every year. He's one of these kids that listens to his coaches and works on his game. He's tough to handle because of his skill and size.
Paul Hewitt
#Kids