Abe Lemons

  • American coach
  • Born November 21, 1922
  • Died September 2, 2002

A.E. "Abe" Lemons (November 21, 1922 -– September 2, 2002) was an American college basketball player and coach. As a head coach at Oklahoma City University, Pan American University and the University of Texas at Austin, he compiled a record of 594–343 in 34 seasons.

One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.

I don't have any tricky plays, I'd rather have tricky players.

Damn referees, I'll miss them less than anybody.

I don't jog, if I die I want to be sick.

There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.

It was a hole in one contest and I had a three.

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.