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Bobby Knight Quotes

These Bobby Knight Quotes are great for basketball players, parents and coaches! These basketball quotes should definitely inspire and motivate you as you approach the game of basketball.

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There is no doubt that Bobby Knight is one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time. In spite of his bad temper, which is usually more publicized than his coaching, he has a phenomenal basketball mind.

I’ve spent many hours reading and studying his coaching books and videos. He definitely knows and loves the game of basketball – and is a great teacher!

Some of the Bobby Knight Quotes below are funny, while others are more serious. The great thing about Bobby Knight is that he calls it like he sees it. He definitely speaks his mind!

Quotes By Bobby Knight

  • “Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.”
  • “The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.”
  • “The key is not the “will to win” . . . everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”
  • “Everybody hears, but few listen.”
  • “You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”
  • “Everyone wants to be on a winning team, but no one wants to come to practice.”
  • “Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.”

Funny Bob Knight Quotes

  • “Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.”
  • “At one point, I said to the officials that you guys haven’t called walking for 20 years, now you don’t know what it is. When you call walking, you’re about half right.”
  • “I don’t have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.”
  • “Why talk now when so many things have been said without ever giving me a chance to talk?”
  • “All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.”
  • “If my primary purpose here at Indiana is to go out and win ballgames, I can probably do that as well as anybody can. I would just cheat, get some money from a lot of people around Indianapolis who want to run the operation that way, and just go out and get the best basketball players I can. Then we’d beat everybody.”

I hope you enjoyed these great Bobby Knight Quotes! They should inspire you, motivate you, and make you laugh as you approach your basketball experience. Best of luck!