Coach Norman Dale quotes

My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.

Welcome to Indiana basketball.

I've seen you guys can shoot but there's more to the game than shooting. There's fundamentals and defense.

[to player who is praying] Strap, God wants you on the floor.

If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.

There's a, um tradition in tournament play- not talk about the next step until you've climbed the one in front of you. I'm sure going to the state finals is beyond your wildest dreams, so let's just keep it right there.

[to Jimmy Chitwood] You know, in the ten years that I coached, I never met anybody who wanted to win as badly as I did. I'd do anything I had to do to increase my advantage. Anybody who tried to block the pursuit of that advantage, I'd just push 'em out of the way. Didn't matter who they were, or what they were doing. But that was then. You have special talent, a gift. Not the school's, not the townspeople, not the team's, not Myra Fleener's, not mine. It's yours, to do with what you choose. Because that's what I believe, I can tell you this: I don't care if you play on the team or not.

[a player complains about the training] You are in the Army. You're in my Army. Everyday between three and five.

Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important that the other.

Stick with your man. Think of him as chewing gum. By the end of the game, I want you to know what flavor he is.

My team is on the floor.

I love you guys.

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