Basketball Quotes To Share On Social Media For March Madness' National Championship

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How is your March Madness bracket looking? We're finally staring down the last game of the season, with Gonzaga and South Carolina set to compete against each other in the National Championships on Monday, Apr. 3, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Even if basketball isn't your sport, the excitement surrounding the tournament will inevitably draw your attention as it nears its peak moment. Have you ever been on a team? Any kind of team — sports, the arts, recreation — shares a similar bond of camaraderie, support, commitment, and passion. It's the people you surround yourself with who share the same values and interests that encourage you to be better at what you love, and to be better for other people, for your teammates and companions. There is no one more suited to instill these values than a coach.

Coaches share a special connection with their players, students, and teams; they are teachers, friends, and mentors. Whether you're a basketball fan or not, you can't deny the wisdom of a coach who has seen teams through entire seasons of lessons learned, highs and lows, losses and championships. Take these quotes from select famed coaches in the basketball arena to share on social media during March Madness and spark inspiration outside of bracket predictions.

“Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered.” – Bill Russell

“My philosophy of defense is to keep the pressure on an opponent until you get to his emotions.” – John Wooden

“What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.” – John Wooden


“There’s only one thing we can control, and that is how hard we play.” – Don Meyer

“You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.” – Kareem Abdul Jabbar

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul Jabbar

“Basketball is a sport that involves the subtle interweaving of players at full speed to the point where they are thinking and moving as one.” – Phil Jackson