Pat Riley Quotes

Who is Pat Riley?

Patrick James Riley is an American basketball executive and former coach and NBA player.

Born March 20, 1945

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Best 16 Quotes by Pat Riley

“Anytime you stop striving to get better, you're bound to get worse.”

“Discipline is not a nasty word.”

“Don't let other people tell you what you want.”

“Excellence happens when you try each day to both do and be, a little better than you were yesterday!”

“Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.”

“Hard work guarantees you nothing, but without it you don't stand a chance.”

“It's what you get from games you lose that is extremely important.”

“The key to teamwork is to learn a role, accept a role, and strive to become excellent playing it.”

“The most difficult thing for individuals to do when they become part of a team is to sacrifice, it is much easier to be selfish.”

“The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.”

“There's no such things as coulda, shoulda, woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.”

“Until you change the way that you look at things, those things will never change.”

“When you leave it to chance, then all of a sudden you don't have any more luck.”

“You can only receive what you're willing to give.”

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“You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.”

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”

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