Gary Williams Quotes

Gary Bruce Williams (born March 4, 1945) is an American university administrator and former college basketball coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Maryland, Ohio State University, Boston College, and American University. In 2002, he led Maryland to win the NCAA Tournament Championship. Williams retired after the 2010–11 season, and is now a college basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network.

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Gary Williams


“The players are responsible for whatever way we're playing right now, because it's their attitude and their effort in practice that allows us to play like this. To the players, you can say all the right things, but if the players don't have the fortitude to get it done, it doesn't mean anything as a coach.”

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“It becomes very important that you have as many players as possible.”

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“We had more healthy bodies than they did, and it was probably going to be a factor in the second half.”

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“We keep telling him how good he is and what he's capable of doing.”

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“He was on his way. Player of the Year as a sophomore. He was certainly capable, but who knows? It's easier to stop an inside player because you can put three guys around him in college basketball.”

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“We had a wide-open 3 to tie it up and we didn't make ours.”

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“Hopefully, we're going to make it a little easier for ... consumers to be able to be seen in a more quick fashion.”

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“You can't make mental mistakes. You can't forget where you're supposed to be on the press, you can't forget where you're supposed to be on an out-of-bounds play.”

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“The husband wanted to get me to say it was OK not to pay off their credit cards, but I'm willing to tell a client when I think they are wrong.”

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“Carolina is playing better now than they were up at Maryland. We're playing about the same, and that combination was the reason for the outcome today.”

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“Whatever happens, we have to overcome it.”

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“Chris' career was outstanding here at the University of Maryland. He has contributed a great deal to our success the last 31/2 years. I'm fully confident Chris will be successful in life.”

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“This is special. This university has had so many good teams, but it never quite worked out. Tonight it did.”

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“We had to dig deep and find a way to win.”

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“It's tough. Physically, it's got to be tough. But if you do get in that situation where you have to play (Thursday), I'm sure every team believes they can play four games and win the thing.”

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