Basketball - Red Auerbach Quotes

Some people believe you win with your five best players, but I found out that you win with the five who fit together best.

- Red Auerbach
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Everyone is born with a certain potential. You may never achieve your full potential, but how close you come depends on how much you’re willing to pay the price

- Red Auerbach
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It's not what you tell them, it’s what they hear

- Red Auerbach
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You don't win games as a coach during games. You win games as a coach before games. Players win during games, not coaches

- Red Auerbach
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I can't stand a ballplayer who plays in fear. Any fellow who has a good shot has got to take it and keep taking it. So he misses – so what?

- Red Auerbach
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Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

- Red Auerbach
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