Never did I want to call the first time-out during a game. Never. It was almost a fetish with me because I stressed conditioning to such a degree. I wanted UCLA to come out and run our opponents so hard that they would be forced to call the first time-out just to catch their breath. I wanted them to have to stop the running before we did.
At that first time-out, the opponent would know, and we would know they knew, who in better condition.
This has a psychological impact.
- John Wooden