Coaches are considered leaders and leaders are people that can “organize a group of people to achieve a common goal by providing direction, purpose, and motivation”. Some of the most successful coaches and leaders are great motivators.

With the professional basketball playoffs starting this week, I thought I would share some motivational quotes from some of the most successful basketball coaches in history.

 “Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.” -Bill Russell quote

“The American dream, to me, means having the opportunity to achieve, because I don’t think you should be guaranteed anything other than opportunity.”-Lenny Wilkens

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” — Pat Riley

“Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.” — Pat Riley

And finally my favorite:

“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” — Pat Riley

Have a great day – Will

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