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The Best Pat Riley Quotes 

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A list of the best Pat Riley quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Pat Riley quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Pat Riley quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Pat Riley should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Pat Riley quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. Pat Riley
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There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley
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Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. Pat Riley
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You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth. Pat Riley
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Don't let other people tell you what you want. Pat Riley
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Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change. Pat Riley
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Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards. Pat Riley
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When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, its ready to climb. Pat Riley
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Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. Pat Riley
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Shouda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. Pat Riley
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Discipline is not a nasty word. Pat Riley
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To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. Pat Riley
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You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again. Pat Riley
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Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission. Pat Riley
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Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude. Pat Riley
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Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable. Pat Riley
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When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat. Pat Riley
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A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team. Pat Riley
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People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards. Pat Riley
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When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion. Pat Riley
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You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game. Pat Riley
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A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley
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There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it. Pat Riley
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There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength. Pat Riley
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From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty. Pat Riley