Doing a job right can take time. And Pitino is fine with that. He would prefer a player or horse trainer who does things correctly than one who rushes to impress. He tells every horse trainer the same thing: "Look, this is your one shot with me. You know, make it count." Then he checks to see that they're not trying to drum up more business by taking risks with an animal that isn't ready to go. Discipline is everything to Pitino and a major indication is patience.
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