A Bit of Wisdom from Red Auerbach

“They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“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 September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“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 September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“Many, many times, the kids with the less talent become the better athletes because they’re more dedicated to achieving their full potential.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“I never took a position we were going to be a good ball club. I took the position we were going to be a winning ball club.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“Everyone is born with a certain potential. You may never achieve your full potential, but how close you come depends on how much you want to pay the price.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006 ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

“Just do what you do best.” ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006 ~ Red Auerbach September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

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