Coach Wooden's Expectations

John Wooden,
They Call Me Coach, 1988, p. 100

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  • Be a gentleman at all time.

  • Never criticize, nag or razz a teammate.

  • Be a team player always.

  • Never be selfish, jealous, envious or egotistical.

  • Earn the right to be proud and confident.

  • Never expect favors, alibis or make excuses.

  • Never lose faith or patience.

  • Courtesy and politeness are a small price to pay for the good will and affection of others.