My predecessor, Sam Hinkie, has done a nice job of establishing the assets and resources to move forward in a positive way. I’m sorry that Sam won’t be a part of that, it was intended all along that he would… The organization is poised to take a major leap forward because of what’s happened… The fact that he put the effort forth, he deeserves credit for it. It’s not going to sit well with everybody, but the people that understand what was involved and where we are now, I think we’re excited about that…. This may be one of the best jobs in basketball right now.

— Bryan Colangelo, after getting hired as GM to replace Sam Hinkie

I’m a big believer in analytics, I feel like I’m fairly progressive in that area. We started some things in Phoenix, dating back to Garrick Barr in our video room who ultimately left to start Synergy [Sports], David Griffin who started I think started in the media relations area, formulated some things called Baksetball IQ formula, long before PER even existed. He’s now a successful General Manager in the NBA, so I’ve always been attuned to it.

I consider myself progressive in that area, also in sports science, put together an interesting group in Phoenix, widely considered one of the best medical and training departments in the league… those areas are blending now, those metrics are coming together and it’s improving the way we look at performance on the court.

— Bryan Colangelo, Sports science and analytics

If you’re struggling with your shooting, then do other things on the basketball court. Get steals, get assists, get rebounds- do anything on the court to help the team win

— Allen Iverson

I don’t train hard to be better than you. I train hard to be better than me yesterday

— Allen Iverson

I don’t wanna be Jordan. I don’t wanna be Bird or Isaiah, I don’t wanna be any of those guys. I want to look in the mirror and say I did it my way.

— Allen Iverson

I love my fans in Philadelphia, but this is the hardest place in the world to play in. And I think it’s the hardest place to play in to be a superstar. Just to be the No. 1 guy. All eyes on you – because everybody wants you to be perfect, but not themselves.

— Allen Iverson