Gail Goestenkors Quotes

Gail Ann Goestenkors (born February 26, 1963), is an American basketball coach who was most recently an assistant coach with the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association. Previously, she was an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. Indiana Fever,

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“The fact that they are playing with great freedom -- they seem to have a chip on their shoulder while they've been here, talking about respect. I don't think that anyone now could possibly not respect them. It would be interesting to see if they can still say that because, in my mind, they've beaten the No. 1 team (North Carolina) in the country twice so I see them right now as the No. 1 team in the country.”

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“I'm not quite sure why we're turning the ball over more now. We're not seeing any greater pressure than we've seen all year long. I think we're not quite as focused as we need to be, and we're not making great decisions with the basketball.”

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“I think we're very comfortable with (the rotation) now and I think our players are becoming much more efficient. (Currie) was just very efficient with her minutes and I think part of it is because she's able to stay fresh. And I think we wear people down that way as well.”

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“I don't think being married has made her more mature. I think because she was (already) so mature, it was one of the reasons she knew she was ready to be married. She's always been from the time we recruited her one of the most mature, responsible people that I've ever had the privilege to be around.”

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“I think we all need to do a better job of bidding to have sites. Carolina was fortunate to have a home site last year, as was Maryland. I think every year, year in and year out, we need to be bidding.”

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“I'm really impressed with Jefferson. I've watched several tapes on them and she keeps getting better and better. She can create her own shot and she's strong, physical and athletic. She's a tough kid. She set the tone for them in the first half (against Kentucky).”

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“I'm really impressed with Jefferson. She just keeps getting better and better. She's somebody who can get her own shots. She's strong, she's physical, she's athletic. She's just a tough kid.”

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“We have spurts of greatness. The way we started the second half is the way I'd like to see us play for 40 minutes.”

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“That was the most beautiful ugly win we've ever had. We're just elated to be going back to the Final Four.”

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“It was the most ugly win in the history of our program. We felt the pressure a bit. But we did what was necessary . . . We showed great character to finish the job.”

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“That was probably the most beautiful ugly win we've had in the history of our program. Connecticut did a fantastic job. It was a war out there. They made us work for everything.”

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“I think this is the most beautiful ugly win we've had in the history of our program.”

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“I think that was the probably the most beautiful ugly win we've ever had in the history of our program. It was not pretty by any means. It was a war out there. It was a battle. They made us work and we did the same to them, as well.”

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“I think we ran out of gas with just eight players. We need to use depth to our advantage.”

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“We just weren't playing with the effort, the intensity, the desire, the passion that I think we're known for and that we've come to expect from our basketball team.”

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