Doc Rivers Quotes


You only have a number for one day. After that it is all up to you

Encourage 'random' picks on the ball because they cannot be scouted

Sometimes you will hate me because I will tell you the truth about your game. And the truth can hurt/humble you

This team is one execution away from being a very good basketball team.

(Oklahoma Thunder center Kendrick) Perkins doesn't like other NBA players.

Do you want to choose winning over standing out? It's a choice every player on every championship team has to do

Good players want to be coached... Great players want to be told the truth

How competitive can you be without losing your discipline?

I love Courtney Lee. He's a very good player. I know that sounds very simple but it's true. He does things well. He's a good defender a great team defender and he shoots the ball very well.

Winning is like deodorant - it comes up and a lot of things don't stink.

The thing a player has to ask himself: 'Do you want to choose winning over standing out?' Dwyane Wade made that choice and I don't think he gets enough credit.

I'm looking for activity. I put players in and take them out based on effort and defense not making or missing shots

If you're not talking you're not playing defense

I don't think you should ever run from history. You should learn from it and embrace it.

If you want to go quickly go by yourself - if you want to go farther go in a group.

I love the NBA playoffs. It's just a great mental test for each team. When it's really close usually one team pulls together and the other team comes apart.

I just think a guy that knows how to play when you put him on a good team he can be really good

Everybody likes each other until things get tough. Then you will find out what kind of team you have.