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By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

Live in the moment that you are in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

If a player leaves Marquette and doesn't have some of my blood in him, then I don't think I've done a good job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I just can't recruit where there's grass around. You gotta have a concrete lawn before I feel comfortable enough to go in and talk to you parents.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

If the waitress has dirty ankles, the chili is good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

Butch, you come from DeWitt Clinton. There are five thousand brothers in that school. You're the best there. You've been all-city two years in a row. How bad can you be? You come with me and we'll make nice music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

Don't be just another guy going down the street and going nowhere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I let ballplayers yell back at me because I wasn't trying to prove I'm boss. I know I'm boss.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

Live every day as if it were Saturday night.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

It bothers me that the average fan, the average sportswriter for that matter, pays so much attention to what's in a box score. A box score does not properly represent the most important thing - team play. It shows some guy scoring 27 points, but it doesn't show that my 27-point man let his guy score 30.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

When a guy takes off his coat, he's not going to fight. When a guy takes off his wristwatch, watch out!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

Can't win without talent, you know.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

You measure a player from the head up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

Dean Meminger was quicker than 11:15 Mass at a seaside resort.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

On how to make the game more exciting - Eliminate the referees, raise the basket four feet, double the size of the basketball, limit the height of the players to 5 feet 9 inches, bring back the centre jump, allow taxi drivers in for free and allow the players to carry guns.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

The nicest thing about coaching is that one day you feel like you can play handball against a curb, and on other days you feel like you can fly to the moon.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

They call me eccentric. They used to call me nuts. I haven't changed. The only difference between being eccentric and being nuts is the number of security boxes you own.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

It's so ridiculous to see a golfer with a one foot putt and everybody is saying "Shhh" and not moving a muscle. Then we allow nineteen year-old kids to face a game-deciding free throw with seventeen thousand people yelling.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

That's it. Curtains. Off to the races. Treetops. Seashells and balloons.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I'm an Einstein of the streets and an Oxford scholar of common sense.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

Don't call me son unless you're going to include me in your will. (When Adolph Rupp called him, "Son.")

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house. That's not my world. My world has a cracked sidewalk.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

You can always tell the Catholic schools by the length of the cheerleaders' skirts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I don't believe in looking past anybody - I wouldn't look past the Little Sisters of the Poor after they stayed up all night.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

There's no one who's dropped on top of the mountain. You've got to work your way to the top.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I come from New York where, if you fall down, someone will pick you up by your wallet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

I went into a restaurant one night and ordered lobster, and the waiter brought me one with a claw missing. I called him over and told him about it. He told me that in the back there's a tank they keep the lobsters in and while they're in there, they fight and sometimes one loses a claw. I told him 'then bring me a winner.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

The people who know basketball, their elevators don't go to the top.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I'm not saying that they were Einsteins; they were marginal students. But every ballplayer whoever touched me has moved up his station in life. And the players moved up my station.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

Our guys took Shop and Advanced Shop. Shop is when you make a chair. Advanced Shop is when you paint it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

Help one kid at a time. He'll maybe go back and help a few more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

I tell the players that they can't relive any day in their lives and that they can't relive the minutes of a game, so they should make a great effort, a Mount Everest type effort, to live up to their potential. Success is a communal type thing, and if we win, then everyone can be considered successful and we can move uptown together.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I had my moment on the stage. The trick in life is to know when to leave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Al Mcguire

Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

A team should be an extension of a coach's personality. My teams are arrogant and obnoxious.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I don't think any decent human being enjoys recruiting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I believe in a business boarding up early. If you make a mistake, you put the boards in the window of the store and say, "Hey, I made a mistake." Let me take two shots in the arm and a punch on the nose and let me get on to the next thing. I don't believe in worrying over failures. I worry about successes. This is opposite from most people. Most people zero in on their failures. I try to keep all my attention on a pyramid type philosophy rather than the averaging-down philosophy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

I don't discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I'm not interested in philosophy classes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

The next time I will cry is when I die. My life has been that beautiful.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

When I was losing, they called me nuts. When I was winning they called me eccentric.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

When I'm losing, they call me nuts. When I'm winning, they call me eccentric.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

You better have great practices.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

Every obnoxious fan has a wife at home that dominates him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

If winning weren't important nobody would keep score.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

Winning is only important in war and surgery.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Al Mcguire

Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Mcguire

All love affairs end. Eventually the girl is gonna put curlers in her hair.