Update: More Al quotes today. Here they are:

Al McGuire on…

Bob Knight: “Bob reminds me of Alexander the Great, who conquered the world and then sat down and cried because there was nothing left to conquer.”

Former St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca: “Looie is the quintessential gym rat. But he’s also a people rat. He magnets them.”

College presidents: “They still think that anyone who took physical education or spends time in a building that has a sweat odor is a peasant. They think: ‘We got to put up with guys walking around with no necks.’ But they can’t shake and bake too much because the alumni like it.”

Football players: “They do one-arm push-ups so that they can count with the other hand.”

Agents who reresent players: “I think an agent should be paid by the hour. I don’t believe anyone should own a percentage of anyone else. That’s one of the reasons we fought the Civil War.”

Another handful of Al McGuire quotes:

“A team should be an extension of a coach’s personality. My teams are arrogant and obnoxious.”

“I never saw a ballplayer play in high school that I recruited, and I only recruited blue-plate specials.”

“Never take a towel out of a motel room —  take a TV set.”

“I don’t like executive offices. Everyone is usually looking at their watches and burping.”

“I want to keep the pulse of the parking-lot attendant — the country club or golf course is not where it’s at. The pulse is on the cracked sidewalks. If you lose that, life’s not worth living. As a person, I hope I never change.”

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Jack Wilkinson

Jack Wilkinson

Jack Wilkinson has written about sports professionally for 37 years, but his career began in his hometown of Lynbrook, N.Y., on Long Island. His elementary school paper, the Marion Street Chatterbox, is the coolest-named paper he's ever worked for. Thank you, Mrs. Roseanne Waldstein, the school librarian and Chatterbox advisor. Jack worked at Newsday while a senior at Hofstra University, and later for the Miami News, Chicago Daily News, New York Daily News and, after moving to Atlanta in 1983, the local rag. A three-time Georgia Sportswriter of the Year, he gleefully took a buyout in June, 2007. Jack's written six books. The latest, "Of Mikes and Men -- A Lifetime of Braves Baseball," is the recently-released autobiography of co-author Pete Van Wieren. Published by Triumph Books of Chicago, "Of Mikes and Men" is now available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Manuel's Tavern and other fine book outlets everywhere.