14 Total Quotes

Sam Mitchell Quotes

I feel good, I'm happy for those guys in there, ... Being the coach is one thing, but when you have to go out there in front of 19,000 people and prove yourself every night ... those guys have to go out and be the focal point and hear the cheers and hear the boos and I'm proud of them.
Sam Mitchell
#Coach

I don't think I can ask too much. Where and when do you stop asking? When do you stop expecting? He can do more.
Sam Mitchell
#Ask

Well, it's something we've been constantly on Chris about and he's taken advantage. When he's shooting the ball the way he is shooting it, it's tough for teams because they still have to go out and guard him from 17 feet, and he is just so quick.
Sam Mitchell
#Advantage

I thought all the guys played well. The young guys played well when we had to give other guys rest.
Sam Mitchell
#Rest

John Wooden said the best teacher is the bench, ... If I go that route, and I haven't decided, it won't be because I'm angry. It will be that we have to grab some people's attention. The only way to get people's attention is with playing time.
Sam Mitchell
#Bench

He was very raw. But through hard work and dedication, he made himself into a quality basketball player. Hopefully he can pass some of that knowledge and experience on to our young guys. . . . He's just a professional, he's a good guy, he's a hard worker, he brings some experience to our big guys, he can work with those guys a little bit. Happy to have him.
Sam Mitchell
#Basketball

[The Bulls] played hard. There were three loose balls after we made a run, and those guys got on the floor.
Sam Mitchell
#Balls

As coaches, our thing is not necessarily wins and losses, it's how we play the basketball game. I worry about how we're playing the game and the records will take care of themselves.
Sam Mitchell
#Basketball

Other than winning the basketball game, I'm pleased with our effort,
Sam Mitchell
#Basketball

We got beat. We knew those guys were going to play hard playing against an NBA team. They came out to prove something. It doesn't matter who you play or how good you think you are, you've got to come here to play.
Sam Mitchell
#Nba

We got a good look and there's nothing more you can ask for. We played hard, played well enough to win, we rebounded, we battled to the best that we could.
Sam Mitchell
#Ask

We went to a zone and started to communicate. They had been posting us up and giving us trouble.
Sam Mitchell
#Giving

I think he's deserving. He's obviously one of the best power forwards in the NBA. Our record could be a lot worse if we didn't have Chris playing the way he's playing.
Sam Mitchell
#Nba

I'm going to try to empower my guys to help teach, to help motivate, to help encourage them, to help these guys when they have a bad stretch to keep their confidence up.
Sam Mitchell
#Confidence