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Coach Norman Dale
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[Strap is continuing his prayer as the team gets ready to leave the locker room]
Coach Norman Dale: Strap?
Coach Norman Dale: [to another player] How long is he going to go on like this?
Rade: I don't know. He'll come when he's ready, not before.
Coach Norman Dale: Hopefully that'll be sometime before tip-off.


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

I love you guys.

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

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.

My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.

My team is on the floor.

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.

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.

Welcome to Indiana basketball.

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

[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.

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