36 Total Quotes

Stan Gundy Quotes

He does a outstanding job of getting teams into offense, so this image of Jason Williams — he's just sort of this free-wheeling guy doing his own thing out — couldn't be further from the truth. There are times where you're almost surprised by how conservative he is.
Stan Gundy
#Image

I expect Shaq will be the most dominant force in the NBA. I've got a little bit of history to back that up.
Stan Gundy
#Force

Shooting under 50 percent for NBA players is absurd. Getting to the line becomes a negative for us.
Stan Gundy
#Nba

Defensively he's not there yet because he's still got a ways to go conditioning-wise, ... but he's a very good defender.
Stan Gundy
#Conditioning

I emerged from summer league feeling that I would have no trouble, no problem playing Wayne Simien. And I think that's the first step for any player. ... Can a coach put you in the game and feel OK about it? I think he has the skills and the smarts and the toughness where you would have no problem.
Stan Gundy
#Trouble

I don't even know what I was thinking. Obviously I wasn't in my right mind.
Stan Gundy
#Mind

Tony Parker, if you've been watching this year, has just been picking people apart on the pick-and-rolls. We made it a major emphasis and made a decent effort. ... It was tough to contain him tonight.
Stan Gundy
#People

The people out there with the 'too many stars, not enough basketballs, too many egos,' that's wrong,
Stan Gundy
#People

I emerged from summer league feeling that I would have no trouble, no problem playing Wayne Simien. And I think that's the first step for any player. ... I think he has the skills and the smarts and the toughness where you would have no problem.
Stan Gundy
#Trouble

The expectation question is a little bit overdone. I think I've got it figured out. If the expectations for your team are high, and you don't measure up, you get fired. If the expectations are low and you lose, you get fired.
Stan Gundy
#Expectation

I have great confidence in him,
Stan Gundy
#Confidence

Cleveland, I don't understand why people aren't just going crazy over them,
Stan Gundy
#People

It's going to be a harder road for 82 games - a lot more teams competing for it. And you're going to have to be a lot better when it counts in April and May to get to where we want to go.
Stan Gundy
#Games

It's great to be able to do something for people.
Stan Gundy
#People

We had four or five three-on-two fast breaks where all three guys were running next to each other. We were in general not wide enough.
Stan Gundy
#Running

I'd love it, because I think we've got the guy in the league that more people flop on than anybody,
Stan Gundy
#Love

When you're talking about roles, there could be offensive roles, ... but a guy can't decide that defense is not part of his role.
Stan Gundy
#Defense

We need some guys who make it work. Sometimes you just need guys to catch the ball and move the ball and get out of the way and create spacing and things like that. I haven't seen a lot of that so far, of guys really willing to do that.
Stan Gundy
#Work

This is hopefully rock bottom. Everybody's trying to go one-on-one.
Stan Gundy
#Trying

I thought that our offense was horrible the entire night. We've got to find some other ways to score besides throwing the ball to Shaq.
Stan Gundy
#Night

It's hard to judge anything on one night. But it wasn't a positive.
Stan Gundy
#Night

I thought our defense was horrible the entire night. Besides throw the ball to Shaq, we've got to find other ways to score.
Stan Gundy
#Defense

It's related to his confidence more than anything. He's going to have to fight to get that back. He's going to have to go down probably so far that he just lets it go and starts fighting to get it back.
Stan Gundy
#Confidence

We believe we're going to be in the next series, too.
Stan Gundy
#Believe

There's no question in my mind that they have the best understanding of what their game is.
Stan Gundy
#Mind

The hard part is, from the outside, the expectation is that it is going to be very easy, you're just going to roll out there with your talent, ... That can lead to a lot of angst when things don't go well. There's a lot more to being a team than talent. I used the analogy of the Olympics with them. We have a lot of good individual players, but that is not going to be enough.
Stan Gundy
#Expectation

He seemed like he was in some pain and obviously disappointed because he wants to play.
Stan Gundy
#Pain

It'll get better as we go, but it's going to require a focus from a lot of people.
Stan Gundy
#Focus

If Earl and Wayne have to go in and play I'm fine with that. Those two guys are good basketball players.
Stan Gundy
#Basketball

They wanted to win a lot more than we did. They had a lot more resolve to try to get the job done down the stretch and we were hoping we would win, we were hoping some shots went in but we didn't dig down and make any possession tough on them at the end.
Stan Gundy
#Resolve