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2021 Final Four X's & O's Breakdown

The Final Four is set with Gonzaga, Houston, UCLA & Baylor advancing with the hopes of a national title. I wanted to dive deep into their X’s & O’s and see what makes these teams stand out on the offensive side of the ball, with…
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James Harden Court Vision

Since his trade to the Brooklyn Nets James Harden has averaged 11.4 Assists per game, leading the NBA by a wide margin over the rest of the pack. Kyrie Irving told Harden that he is the point guard, and it is clear why. Harden's court vision…
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Portland Trail Blazers One Chest Series

One of my favorite actions to run at the high school level is flare screens, typically random in the offense. We have some automatic rules that can involve them or even calls, for instance when we set a ball screen it is an automatic exchange,…
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Houston Rockets After Time Out Specials

The Houston Rockets currently rank 2nd in the league in PPP scoring in after time out scenarios. After time out data is inaccurate in general because of a few factors, the primary one being that it doesn’t differentiate between a normal play…
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Brooklyn Nets X's & O's

The Brooklyn Nets are currently 4-4 including bad losses to the then 2-5 Wizards and the 2-4 Hornets - but in reality, 2 games that if the shots we expect Durant and Kyrie to make go in, could see the Nets sitting at 5-2 with one of those losses…
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NBA After Time Out Specials

Before we dive too deep into the breakdown here is a quick schedule update & games I will be watching & focusing on moving forward: Nets/Hawks mini-series -Nets breakdown will focus on more games since their loss to the Hornets and…
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2020 NBA Playoffs Best Sets

The 2020 NBA Playoffs had the best X’s & O’s from the best coaching minds in the world on full display. When I finished the 2020 NBA Playoffs Playbook, I tried to find the best sets from the playoffs. Sorting through over 930 different…
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Villanova's Motion Offense Concepts

Coaches are creatures of habits, they typically do not change their philosophy - especially successful coaches. Jay Wright has found a way to blend his 4-Out motion offense that he has run for years at Villanova with modern basketball concepts…
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Davidson 5-Out Motion Offense

Bob McKillop’s offense at Davidson has been one of the best offensive teams to watch over the course of the last 10 years when I began diving deep into learning more about the game. Not only his motion offense but the early offense and the…
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Igor Kokoskov Fenerbahce After Time Out Specials

Igor Kokoskov has been on my radar and my coaching “watch” list (I will be releasing my watch list for NCAA teams before the season in a few weeks) that I use to study for my own personal playbook since the amazing 2017 EuroBasket run with…