Classic NBA Quotes: Doug Moe
“My only rule is that you have to dress better than me to be acceptable.”
“Am I in a beauty contest or something? I wasn't put on this earth to look good or impress anybody.”
"I've never been comfortable with a tie. In my mind ties are ridiculous for a coach to wear. This is an emotional business. It's not like sitting in an office trying to impress people. Some of these guys could be strangling, dying and they wouldn't loosen their ties."
"My big advantage over other people is that I've always been less mature than my age. Even though my body is old and I can barely walk, mentally I'm still 12."
"Cafeterias are my favorite place to eat out. A lot of people wouldn't be caught dead in a cafeteria. ... Where else can you inspect a prepared entree before ordering it?"
“He’s a stiff.”
Moe: “Alex, you c---------.”
"The passing game is basically doing whatever the hell you want. But tell me what coach is going to say, 'We're a freelance team'? It sounds like you're not coaching. Hey, if a coach gets some sort of thrill when the team runs a play right, that's good. I just happen to think differently.
“When the game’s over, it’s over.”
“We got no shot to beat the Lakers.”
“I’d rather have three forks.”
"Somebody said to me, 'It's Friday the 13th, are you going to be jinxed?' I said, 'Bleep, you can't jinx us.'"
"People think this is tough. I ain't gonna tell 'em any different."
"You can't coach without caring."
"I never wanted to be a head coach.
"I don't ponder the meaning of life. For me, the meaning of life is to enjoy it. It goes fast. And I was put here to meet Big Jane."
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