"I’m talking about kids [that say]: ‘I really like Miami, but I don’t know what’s going to happen’ [with the NCAA]. That number is well over 40. Easily over 40" – Univ. of Miami football coach Al Golden, on the impact the NCAA's ongoing case against the school is having on recruiting (MIAMIHERALD.com, 5/5).
"I think he sort of gets penalized many times, in a sense, because of the payroll people take for granted all the success he has accomplished. ... It is a shame that he hasn't been the executive of the year. Many times he probably deserves it" – A's GM Billy Beane, on the lack of credit given to Yankees GM Brian Cashman (ESPNNY.com, 5/3).
"Coaches who come to L.A., you always think you're ready for it. But you are never ready for it" – Agent Warren LeGarie, who represents former Lakers coach Mike Brown and current Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni (L.A. TIMES, 5/5).
"If anything, it's up to me. My brother and them can't tell me what to do with my body. They give me control. I'm in control of the whole process. It's really all on me" – Bulls G Derrick Rose, when asked if advisers, including his brother Reggie Rose, agent B.J. Armstrong and adidas, made the decision that he would not return to play this season (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 5/5).
"I’ve seen him before and if I see him again, I’ll say hello. He treated me great in my time here, but I have no complaints about my time here. I enjoyed all of it" – Pacers President of Basketball Operations and former Knicks President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh, on seeing MSG Exec Chair James Dolan in N.Y. during the Pacers-Knicks playoff series starting today (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 5/5).
"In sports news this week, these guys are both out" – NBC’s "SNL" cast member Seth Meyers, with images of Jason Collins and Tim Tebow shown during the "Weekend Update" news segment (“SNL,” NBC, 5/4).