We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Pat Connaughton Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
It’s not about how much weight you can lift in-season. It’s about how fast you can move it, how strong you are, how you can maintain that strength so you can produce on the floor.
One of the things that I was taught in Portland is ‘Never too high, never too low.’
For me, I try to stay even keel.
We were able to change the mold of the regular season for Notre Dame basketball, so we thought, ‘Why can’t we do it in the postseason?’
As guys know that you’re a shooter, well, they’re going to try to run you off the line.
A lot of the NBA teams didn’t know I wanted to pursue basketball, and I’m trying to show them I do.
For me, I like any win I can get. It doesn’t really matter where it is or who it’s versus.
There’s nothing like being a pitcher on the mound. You’re by yourself. Ever since I was a little kid watching Pedro Martinez do it, night in and night out. I’ve always loved it.
I think the Orioles know I have real potential in baseball.
I grew up in a hockey town.
It’s just like any job. We’re either in the arena or working out during certain hours of the day, but you have other hours for things that you want to do during the day as a human being, and for me, maybe I don’t go shopping. Maybe I go into my backyard and throw against a net.
For me, defense is something that’s important.
Bubble life hasn’t been bad at all. It’s different for everybody depending on their personal lives, but I don’t have a girlfriend or a wife or kids. Talking with the guys that do, it’s a little harder for them, a little less attractive.
Sometimes the hardest shot is when people are giving you space to shoot, because it messes with your head.
I play a lot of positions in high school, but in the end I’ll probably be a pitcher.
This is the analogy I use is: A lot of guys tape their ankles, a lot of guys use braces on their ankles. But that becomes something your body relies on. It actually weakens your ankle muscles. So if you were to ever not use the tape or brace, or do lifts, you may not be as strong.
The tap of the backboard, that’s a lot of body control, I’ve gotta be hanging in the air for a quite a bit of time.
How many guys can say they’ve played in two professional leagues?
The one thing I try to do with my business in real estate is try to be as creative as I can, think outside of the box and take advantage of the fortunate platform that I have, and the network I can grow within the city of Milwaukee via the Bucks, or within the Notre Dame network, or being from Boston.
Part of being in the 450 players within the NBA, it’s kind of a fraternity field, and if I can help them get involved in some business ventures they have interest in and help educate them along the way, I feel it is my duty to do so.
I’d love to play in Cowboys Stadium or one of those football stadiums.
In today’s day and age, where so many kids are taught to specialize so early, I want to show them you don’t have to – at a young age, high school age, college age and hopefully a professional age.
I realized if and when I ever put my mind strictly to baseball. I can do some things very few people in this world can.
Everybody gets frustrated with themselves when they are not playing well because they feel like they are letting the team down.
I think October baseball is a lot of fun to follow, being a biased guy that enjoys the sport from time to time.
Kids of this day and age know you don’t necessarily have to specialize in one sport no matter how much society and your coaches are pushing you towards that.
I don’t think I’ve hid the fact that I like being Milwaukee Buck.
You know, if I cleaned out my backpack, which I don’t really use anymore, I’d find a bunch of beads. I have a bunch of little girl cousins, they used to paint my toenails and stuff, and they’d make beaded bracelets and there are so many beads everywhere. It’s kinda embarrassing.
I’ve always said I’m going to play two sports as long as possible.
Winning has always been the most important thing to me.
I wake up, I’ll scramble some eggs, cook some bacon, have a few pieces of toast, yogurt, smoothie, whatever it might be. I’ll then workout, whether it’s outside, inside, bike, weights, whatever I have access to, however creative I can be.
I want to take basketball as far as I can.
For me, it’s about making sure I do the best I can for my team.
Even if I have a successful and plentiful N.B.A. career, someday I am going to go back and try to be a big league pitcher.
The love of basketball, the time and effort I’ve put into it – I’d be doing a disservice to myself if I didn’t see how far I could go in basketball before I tried to do anything in baseball.
I graduated from Notre Dame.
You’ve gotta feel at home when you’re on the mound.
I’m a competitive guy.
A lot of people see that I’m a good rebounder. And then they see the long hair and everything and they think I’m getting these rebounds because of toughness, and because I have a nose for the ball, not because I’m athletic and can actually jump.
I think there are a lot of people who say they want to be professional athletes, say they want to make millions of dollars, but don’t necessarily like doing the hard work that goes into it.
I like to think that as much as I have a passion for both sports, I also am a decently smart guy on the business side.
I’m in a unique situation in every facet of my life.
Not many guys are on a professional baseball roster, but have an ability to pursue another professional sport.
People know I’m from Ireland or have Irish roots.
I grew up with all hockey players.