Well... keep His strength in the dribble alright?

Coach Norman Dale

Coach Norman Dale: What's on your mind?
Everett Flatch: Well, coach... what you're doin' with my dad. I'm not seein' it. I mean, he's a drunk... he'll do somethin' stupid...
Coach Norman Dale: When's the last time anyone gave your father a chance?
Everett Flatch: He don't deserve a chance!

Coach Norman Dale: Sit down.
Rade: You gotta have five out there!
Coach Norman Dale: Sit... down!
Referee: You need one more, coach.
Coach Norman Dale: My team's on the floor!

Coach Norman Dale: Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important that the other.

Strap, God wants you on the floor.

Coach Norman Dale

Welcome to Indiana basketball.

Coach Norman Dale

I know everything there is to know about the greatest game ever invented.

Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch

If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.

Coach Norman Dale

Alright, boys, this is the last shot we got! We're gonna run the picket fence at 'em! Jimmy, you're solo right! Everett, Merle should be open on the other side of that fence! Now, boys, don't get caught watchin' the paint dry!

Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch

I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.

Jimmy Chitwood

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Coach Norman Dale: You know, in the ten years that I coached, I never met anybody who wanted to win as badly as I did. I'd do anything I had to do to increase my advantage. Anybody who tried to block the pursuit of that advantage, I'd just push 'em out of the way. Didn't matter who they were, or what they were doing. But that was then. You have special talent, a gift. Not the school's, not the townspeople, not the team's, not Myra Fleener's, not mine. It's yours, to do with what you choose. Because that's what I believe, I can tell you this: I don't care if you play on the team or not.

Sun don't shine on the same dog's ass everyday, but, mister you ain't seen a ray of light since you got here.

Opal Fleener