Top 21 Quotes & Sayings by Chuck Daly

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Chuck Daly

Charles Jerome Daly was an American basketball head coach. He led the Detroit Pistons to two consecutive National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in 1989 and 1990, and the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team to the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful.
To some degree. I know I couldn't do it anymore.
Though I'd have to say it was generally the guys in Detroit, as a group, that won the two Championships. They were terrific and I always look back very fondly. — © Chuck Daly
Though I'd have to say it was generally the guys in Detroit, as a group, that won the two Championships. They were terrific and I always look back very fondly.
I think the Pistons have such a well rounded team, which is why they're so successful. All you have to do is look at the stats defensively and at their rebounding and scoring.
The two championship years were that significant for me.
I've had too lengthy a career and coached too many players to make a choice.
There's nothing like being involved with a team that can go that distance.
I do some broadcasting and speaking as well.
If you're going to have to beg them to play, it's not going to work.
Coaching is like flying an airplane, there is going to be a lot of turbulence, but your job is to land the plane safely.
Defense doesn't break down on the help, it breaks down on the recovery.
A lot of guys go through their whole careers and don't win a championship, but are still great coaches.
The less determined and the less motivated weed themselves out.
Players have to buy into your system and be willing to accept the role, you, as the coach, have assigned to them
It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it.
Offense is spacing and spacing is offense.
If one of our players gets his second foul in the first half, then he must come out of the game and not re-enter until the second half. To play defense and not foul is an art that must be mastered if you are going to be successful.
I'm a lot better coach when I have really good players
Athletes that can't listen, can condition. — © Chuck Daly
Athletes that can't listen, can condition.
The first shot does not beat you.
Defense can't guard two things in a row.
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