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The quotes are taken from some of the best in the game!

  1. March Madness: 25 Inspirational Quotes by John Wooden
  2. March Madness: 50 Great Quotes from Coach K
  3. March Madness: AWESOME-BABY! Dick Vitale Quotes
  4. March Madness: 25 Great Quotes from Bobby Knight
  5. Jimmy V Quotes: Top 25 Jim Valvano Quotes


  1. “Big things are accomplished only through the perfection of minor details.” John Wooden
  2. “He’s a PTPer tonight, baby!” Dick Vitale
  3. “No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.” Jim Valvano
  4. “Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.” John Wooden
  5. “As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is, unless you blame others.” John Wooden
  6. “He’s a Diaper Dandy!” Dick Vitale
  7. “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” John Wooden
  8. “We win or the alumni bash in our teeth.” (explaining the dental plan at North Carolina State) Jim Valvano
  9. “He’s awesome, baby, with a capital “A.” Dick Vitale
  10. “Do not permit what you cannot do to interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden
  11. “We have a very intelligent team. I’ve had clubs that when you tell a guy to go back door, he leaves the gym. Or you tell the team you’re going to have a closed practice and eight guys don’t show up.” Jim Valvano
  12. “I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can’t trust em.” Jim Valvano
  13. “I made a ridiculous statement when I first went to North Carolina State. I said I know basketball down there was like life or death. It was very wrong. It’s more important.” Jim Valvano
  14. “There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.” Jim Valvano
  15. “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Jim Valvano
  16. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Jim Valvano
  17. “While you can’t control what happens to you, you can control how you react.” John Wooden