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All Quotes by author - Jerry Reinsdorf
" A Bar Mitzvah is the time in his life when a Jewish boy realizes he has a better chance of owning a team than playing for one. "
" A team is supported by the community, and a team must support its community. "
" Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society. "
" Don't write us off. Nobody thought we'd win the World Series in 2005, but we did. There are years when we think we're great, and we're bad. I mean, the funny thing about this game is that you can't figure it out. "
" Everyone loved my father. He was so nice that people took advantage of him. We were lower middle class. I slept in the hallway on a cot that rolled away during the day, and my younger brother and sister slept in my parents' room. My goal as a kid was to someday have my own room and to own a car - and I wanted to be able to take care of my parents. "
" I admire honesty more than any other trait. "
" If we kept all the players I liked personally, we'd be a lot worse team over the years. "
" I have been blessed with a bunch of great kids, grandchildren, and daughters-in-law. It's been a great life. I know I am probably in the fourth quarter, but I am hoping for triple overtime. "
" I have to let the general manager do what makes the most sense, or I can't hold him accountable. "
" I never believed in pushing my kids. My dad was very unhappy I wasn't going to be a doctor, but I couldn't stand to see the sight of blood. And I wanted to be a lawyer since I was in seventh or eighth grade. "
" I only had one player in my 33 years of sports that couldn't be traded. He wore No. 23 - and 45 when he played baseball. "
" I think every parent takes more pleasure in seeing their child succeed than seeing themselves succeed. "
" It is a very humbling honor to be selected as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "
" I've said this over the years publicly - this is not a lucrative business. My goal every year is to break even with the White Sox. "
" Live every day like it's you're last because one day you'll be right. "
" Losing is not fun. I know the fans don't like it, but they don't have to watch it every day. I have to watch it every day. I don't like watching bad teams. "
" Making the Hall of Fame has long been considered the top individual honor that one can achieve in any sport, but for me, I feel it is a culmination of all the input and effort afforded me from so many other people over the years that put me in this position today. "
" Sometimes you pay a premium to get what you want. "
" Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization - staff, players, coaches, management, and ownership. When everyone is on the same page, trust develops, and teams can grow and succeed together. "
" The Commissioner was correct to ban Mr. Sterling from all official NBA business, to levy the stiffest allowable fine, and we will support his recommendation to press for Mr. Sterling to relinquish his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise. "
" There must be free and open interdepartmental discussion and consideration of everyone's ideas and opinions. These internal discussions must not be considered an invasion of turf, and must remain private... When everyone is on the same page, trust develops, and teams can grow and succeed together. "
" We completely support Commissioner Silver's decision today regarding Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and praise him for his prompt investigation and action. "
" We strongly believe that children should not be exposed to smokeless tobacco or see such products being used by their on-field sports heroes. "
" When I gave up law to go into real estate, my mother said, 'How can you give up the law?' But she lived long enough to see the Bulls win all six championships. She would wear all six pendants at the same time. She could barely stand up. "
" When I look back, I did what I had to do for business and then fit family life into it. "
" You can't make a manager have a coach he doesn't want. I can't make the head of the accounting department work with someone he doesn't want. "
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