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Sports Quotes for Team Motivation

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become
the best that you are capable of becoming.”

- A quote from John Wooden.

John Wooden (born October 14, 1910) is considered by many the greatest basketball coach in history. His  ability to inspire and motivate teams is legendary. John Wooden’s motivational quotes inspired many members of his teams throughout their lives, as many went on to remarkably productive professional careers.  A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and a coach (class of 1973), he was the first person ever enshrined in both categories. Wooden’s Basketball Quotes to motivate teams are often quoted because his unmatched 10 NCAA National Championships at UCLA are testimony to his ability to motivate and inspire.  

“Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.”
- Quoted from Vince Lombardi

Vince Lomardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was the inspirational head coach of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers from 1959-67, winning 5 league championships during his 9 years as the teams inpiring leader.  Following a one-year retirement in 1968, he returned to the Washington Redskins for the 1969 season. His post-season record was 9-1. Lombardi is legendary for his team coaching philosophy and motivational skills. Many of Lombardi's quotations continue to be quoted today, and he is forever synonomous with winning.  

"When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor."
- Famous quote by Pat Riley

Pat Riley (March 20, 1945) is widely regarded as one of the NBA's most inspirational coaches of all time.  He has compiled a 1,085-502 (.684) all-time record while motivating the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and the Miami HEAT. His 1,085 regular season victories trail only Lenny Wilkens on the NBA's all-time list. RIley's ability to inspire and motivate is evident in his stellar record, his Basketball Quotes, and his book The Winner Within.

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