We Love Larry….

From time to time, it is necessary to step away from the X’s and O’s of hoops and discuss other important thoughts, ideas, happenings, etc….which directly effect what happens on the court. Such was the case today in what went down at Staples Center.  As I’m sure all of you know, our team, organization and […]

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More P/R Thoughts

In the past couple of weeks, many questions and discussions about the P/R teaching points have surfaced. To continue this discussion, lets look at several ways of getting into the P/R. 1. TRANSITION……On either a make or miss, this is the most prevalant and probably the easiest way to get into the P/R game. This […]

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Daily Dozen…

The Daily Dozen is a series of 12 different lay-ups, 6 from each side. It’s a simple warm up that teaches a variety of lay-ups using right and left hands. Each lay-up should be executed with a maximum of 2 dribbles when attacking the basket. Have the players start just inside the half court line […]

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P/R Defense

One of the most asked questions of coaches in the NBA is “How many ways do you guard Pick/Roll?” So, let’s take a look at the 5 most common. 1. SHOW….re-directing the ball handler towards half court. The defensive big must thrust out, with numbers to the sideline, inside hand down to deflect the pocket […]

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Changes…..

Occasionally I will step away from the X’s and O’s of the game to give an opinion on some part of the game……Here it goes. Change is good, change is healthy and most importantly, change is inevitable. The college game is in need of some changes. Their best players leave after being enrolled for about […]

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