93 Total Quotes

Phil Jackson Quotes

Phil Jackson
Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
Phil Jackson
#American Coach Quotes

Phil Jackson
You have to give that team some credit. Three-point shooting is not an easy task.
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#Credit

Phil Jackson
That was something to behold. It was another level. I've seen some remarkable games, but I've never seen one like that before.
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#Games

Phil Jackson
I've seen some remarkable games, but never anything like that.
Phil Jackson
#Games

Phil Jackson
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
Phil Jackson
#American Coach Quotes

Phil Jackson
Right now, we need to focus on who we are as a basketball club. I don't live with expectations, so there's nothing there I can say I expected. We're just out here kind of treading water as a basketball team right now. We're neither hot nor cold, neither fish nor fowl.
Phil Jackson
#Basketball

Phil Jackson
It was a poorly refereed game. I know there's a lot of pressure on the refs when they come here because Mark (Cuban) has them review the tapes and send them into the league.
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#Game

Phil Jackson
It was quite an exhibition for three quarters Kobe put on tonight. I've seen a few 60-point ballgames in my time, but none of them had been done by the third quarter.
Phil Jackson
#Exhibition

Phil Jackson
It was quite an exhibition for three quarters Kobe put on. I've seen a few 60-point ballgames in my time, but none of them had been done by the third quarter.
Phil Jackson
#Exhibition

Phil Jackson
I just think he's a very determined player and dedicated to what he's doing. He's doing a lot of letting things develop on their own.
Phil Jackson
#Dedicated

Phil Jackson
I'm not the panacea for this basketball club, ... It's going to take plenty of hard work and dedication over the course of the summer to change the face of this team.
Phil Jackson
#Basketball

Phil Jackson
That's a higher pace, higher fatigue rate, particularly when you play against this team. So it's important for us to understand how to do that.
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#Fatigue

Phil Jackson
It seems like they played really hard against Sacramento, didn't they? That was their other opponent they had an option to play. It would seem like they want to choose us.
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#Hard

Phil Jackson
Probably would have been sitting on the bench with Connecticut. Who knows? That's just hypothetical stuff you can't even project. But it certainly is a talented team. The growth that he has had here, I think, has been a beneficial factor for him in his overall game.
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#Bench

Phil Jackson
The star of the game obviously goes to Tim Thomas.
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#Game

Phil Jackson
Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together.
Phil Jackson
#American Coach Quotes

Phil Jackson
Some players, you say at the end of the game, maybe it'd be a higher percentage. But he hasn't shown he makes that shot at the end of the game.
Phil Jackson
#Game

Phil Jackson
They're all big (games) for us. We have 10 home games, three road games and we feel like we have to win really a high majority of those games to finish where we have to finish if we want to go forward to gain momentum for the playoffs.
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#Games

Phil Jackson
We're not even going to discuss it. It's a basketball team and we've got to focus on what we need to do.
Phil Jackson
#Basketball

Phil Jackson
I don't mean to say that as a snide remark toward a certain population in our society, ... But they have a limitation of their attention span, a lot of it probably due to too much rap music going in their ears and coming out their being. So they need to get a focal point that lasts longer than a TV commercial or one short 15-second span.
Phil Jackson
#Population

Phil Jackson
[Just don't ask Jackson how the relationship thing is going.] It's not going to be all Kobe and I, ... Kobe and I obviously fit into a team framework. The thing we want to see work is that we become competitive and we win again.
Phil Jackson
#Ask

Phil Jackson
That is what happens when teams play with desperation and the other team comes out and doesn't play at the same level. We just got beat to the ball too many times and they were active and aggressive. They beat us with the nature of the play.
Phil Jackson
#Desperation

Phil Jackson
In Phil Jackson, they chose a proven winner. That is something I support.
Phil Jackson
#Support

Phil Jackson
We have a lot of players at that position and, obviously, we've got to make cuts soon. Our desire is to find a place for him and a good opportunity for him and Charlotte was a team that really and truly did want him.
Phil Jackson
#Desire

Phil Jackson
Kobe had to take some heat for that, as if he was the one who manufactured that (O'Neal) trade. All those things were made to look like there was a scapegoat in this situation, and there wasn't.
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#Trade

Phil Jackson
He just lost focus,
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#Focus

Phil Jackson
We're exploring life without Shaq, ... and enjoying it, too.
Phil Jackson
#Life

Phil Jackson
We need to try to regain some home-court advantage.
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#Home

Phil Jackson
I don't see how you're going to get value out of this player who, in my estimation, is one of the most valuable players in the league. Of course, I estimate him perhaps higher than other people. I think he's a terrific player. He adds a big dimension in every game he plays in.
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#Value

Phil Jackson
Obviously the game was determined by Howard leaving so early. That took a lot of energy away from them and we played well as a group.
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#Energy