Top 60 Jim Boeheim Quotes

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Klay Thompson stands out. He's just a tough kid.

Klay Thompson stands out. He’s just a tough kid.
Jim Boeheim
The thing is, I’m a sports junkie.Everybody knows that. I could watch any of this stufftrack and fieldanything – and really enjoy it.
Jim Boeheim
A coach coaches. That’s what he does. That’s what he’s good at. He’s not managing people. He manages his players, but that’s different.
Jim Boeheim
All the way through my high school and college there was never a doubt in anybody‘s mind the ACC was the best conference.
Jim Boeheim
You don’t play extra guys just to play them. You play ’em because they can help you in some way.
Jim Boeheim
I don’t love playing zone all the time, because it does have an effect on your offense.
Jim Boeheim
The NBA has never drafted a player for defense. At any position, even at center.
Jim Boeheim
I’ve learned to accept death better than most people.
Jim Boeheim
Unfortunately, in our business, it’s all about the tournament when you’re a good team.
Jim Boeheim
There should be some civility when it comes to being president of the United States.
Jim Boeheim
A lot of coaches get involved in a lot of different thingscar dealerships and restaurants and all kinds of things. I’ve never really done that.
Jim Boeheim
If you can get in trouble for supporting a friend you’ve known for almost 50 years, I don’t want to live in that country.
Jim Boeheim
College, our job is to get guys to get better. Work hard, get better and be in position so when your time comes you get to play in the NBA.
Jim Boeheim
If you say something you have to take responsibility for it.
Jim Boeheim
Great scorers tend to think they can score against anybody.
Jim Boeheim
The thing I hate about writers is they want to state their case and they use false information.
Jim Boeheim
I’ve always felt like a guy where the grass is greener on my side of the fence.
Jim Boeheim
I speak my mind on everything. I’m not reluctant.
Jim Boeheim
If you go to the Final Four, you can lose 20 games and it doesn’t matter.
Jim Boeheim
No coach can really survive very well in this business without support from his family and friends.
Jim Boeheim
I don’t like change that much.
Jim Boeheim
I grew up in the Big East Conference for 30 years. We were a conference that was nothing. We were a bunch of schools thrown together and within five years we were one of the top two basketball conferences in the country.
Jim Boeheim
When you take over at Wisconsin, nobody‘s ever won there, nobody expects you to win and that’s when it’s really hard to do. And Bo Ryan won there, consistently.
Jim Boeheim
I hate losing more than I like winning.
Jim Boeheim
I don’t think we should put a number on how long you should coach or how old you should be. It should be illegal. Go as long as you can do a good job. It shouldn’t be an age thing.
Jim Boeheim
Coaching people, people act differently, respond differently, hear things differently from different people.
Jim Boeheim
It’s not harder to make a couple extra substitutions. That’s not hard. You get different things when you make changes, you gain things and you lose things. But overall, if you gain things, that’s why you play extra guys.
Jim Boeheim
You can lose a coach every once in a while. You really need to keep an athletic director because you need a guy that’s there consistently for as long a time period as possible because he’s managing everybody. He affects everybody and when he leaves, he affects everybody.
Jim Boeheim
I never really thought that I was going to get out of coaching ever. In my fifth year, I thought I might get out. You have those thoughts in any job. But I never really, really thought I was going to get out.
Jim Boeheim
The national championship for Syracuse in 2003 will always be the high-water mark for me. That was my alma mater, my team, my players, our fans. That remains the top experience of my basketball life.
Jim Boeheim
There are different psychologies that different coaches have.
Jim Boeheim
No head coach does it by himself. I don't care who the

No head coach does it by himself. I don’t care who the coach is or how great he might be. Mike Krzyzewski is is a great friend of mine and he’s a great coach but he has great, great assistant coaches and they bring a lot to the table and that’s what it takes.
Jim Boeheim
The Final Four is what we play for. That’s what we’re trying to do. That’s what’s important.
Jim Boeheim
We guard the shooter. A lot of guys shoot way behind the 3-point line. We guard where the shooter is, not where the line is.
Jim Boeheim
It’s always important when you play in a tournament that they have a basketball court and an arena.
Jim Boeheim
I first came to the Garden when I was a sophomore in college. The old, old Garden.
Jim Boeheim
I’ve had good players in my time. I really have.
Jim Boeheim
Syracuse, New York, is like Hawaii for eight months of the year. The other four months, I don’t care about the weather because we’re playing basketball.
Jim Boeheim
I’ve seen countless situations where I’ve been around him where he always does the right thing, 100 percent of the time. Tom Izzo would never do the wrong thing. And anybody that thinks other than that, they don’t know Tom Izzo. I know him.
Jim Boeheim
I’ve always felt in life, you get a lot of things you have to overcome.
Jim Boeheim
The facts are, when we played here, we were treated better in Greensboro than any other tournament venue.
Jim Boeheim
I didn’t work out from 30 to 68. I just started working out when I turned 68.
Jim Boeheim
It’s so much harder to make the NBA than people think it is.
Jim Boeheim
If we can lose 12 games every year and go to the Final Four every year, I’ll take it. I’d rather do that than win 30 and not go to the Final Four.
Jim Boeheim
If I could hire a coach in this country and I could get Tony Bennett, there would be nobody in second place. Nobody.
Jim Boeheim
Why did Donald Trump become president? I don’t know.
Jim Boeheim
I think the only thing to consider is do you want to try to coach in the NBA and for me it never was an issue. I never really had that desire.
Jim Boeheim
We want every guy to graduate, and we work very hard on that.
Jim Boeheim
It’s college basketball and there’s a certain amount of uncertainty. As an assistant coach, you do the best job you can to win.
Jim Boeheim
It’s one thing to play through injuries, quite another to play well through injuries.
Jim Boeheim
I love Charles Barkley, he’s a good friend of mine and he’s a funny guy. He knows nothing about college basketball. Less than nothing.
Jim Boeheim
I never said I’m unhappy about going to the ACC. I’m unhappy the Big East broke up. That’s a completely different thing than saying I’m unhappy about going to the ACC.
Jim Boeheim
Georgetown is still Georgetown. They have got a tremendous name and recognition. They are in a great area and have a great school.
Jim Boeheim
I don’t do a lot of things business-wise. For the most part, I focus on what my job is and do that.
Jim Boeheim
I’m not trying to make a big deal out of this. It’s just the things Donald Trump says are crazy. You can’t say those things. You shouldn’t say those things.
Jim Boeheim
I don’t think Harvard was punished when Bill Gates left early. I don’t think they were. I don’t think he did too badly.
Jim Boeheim
When you can’t be loyal to your friends, I don’t like that world.
Jim Boeheim
I like coaching.
Jim Boeheim
Every Olympics, they make a big deal out of something – securitytrafficpollution… something – and it really doesn’t come true. For me, there’s never been a problem.
Jim Boeheim
I would be shocked if Tom Izzo left Michigan State.
Jim Boeheim