Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (14)

Coaches Salaries and Power

Interesting reads about the high level of pull big time coaches have at major universities aside from their giant salaries.

High Coach Salaries

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Added by Coach Drew on December 29, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tom Izzo Zone Play

A play against a 2-3 zone defense. The 2 and 3 start on the right and left wings, the 4 is at the free throw line, and the 5 is on the left block. The point guard passes the ball over to the 2, and the 4 cuts down to the right block. The ball gets swung back over to the 3 while the 4 cuts around to the left corner. The 3 can pass down to the 5 on the block or to the 4 in the corner for an open jumper.…

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Added by PlayMaker on December 26, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Strong Man to Man Set

This set is called CBIZ-Tulsa. The 4 starts near the baseline on the left between the key and the three-point line, and the 5 starts in front of him. The 2 is down on the right block with the 3 standing to his left. The 3 cuts across the court to the left corner, and can receive a pass for a jump shot while the 4 and 5 set a double screen for him. The 2 cuts to the right wing and then quickly cuts backdoor to the hoop looking for a pass to get an easy layup.…

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Added by PlayMaker on December 21, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

2 Good BLOB Plays Against Man Defense

Triangle is the first play. The 3 inbounds the ball, and the 5 is directly in front of him on the right block. The 2 is on the left block, and the 1 and 4 are at the free throw line with the 4 in front of the 1. The 1 moves out to the three point line near the right wing. The 5 goes and sets a screen for the 4 who cuts down to the right block. Then the 2 runs to the free throw line and sets a pick for the 5. The 5 cuts down to the left block where he gets the pass for an easy…

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Added by PlayMaker on December 18, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

3 Quick Hitters for an Open Shot

The first is called Fist. The 2 and 3 start in the right and left corners, and the 5 and 4 start on the right and left blocks. The 5 cuts to the top and picks for the 1 who tries to penetrate. If he can't get through for a layup, he can kick out to the 2 in the corner for an open three pointer.

Fist Play

Next we have Box 3. The 2 and 3 start on the right…

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Added by PlayMaker on December 17, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

2 Solid Zone Offense Plays

The first play is called Spider Spread, and it used against a 2-3 Zone. The 5 starts in the right corner, and the 2 and 3 start on the right and left wings, respectively. The 4 starts at the free throw line with the 1 up top. The ball is passed to the 3 and then down to the 5 in the corner. The 4 cuts down to the low post on the right, and receives a pass. The 2 cuts inside to the left elbow and should be open for a jump shot when he gets a quick pass from the 4. If not, the 1 will have…

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Added by PlayMaker on December 16, 2011 at 10:47pm — No Comments

2 Last Second Plays

These two plays are good for getting a quick bucket at the end of the game. The first is called LS-1. It is a SLOB play that is designed to get the 2 guard an open shot around the free throw line. The second is called LOOP, and it is a 1-4 High offensive play. The goal with this one is to get the 2 guard open for a short, easy shot somewhere between the right elbow and the right block.…

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Added by PlayMaker on December 12, 2011 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Reaction to Indiana win over Kentucky

Awesome video on the ESPN College Nation blog of the Indiana crowd celebrating their buzzer beater over Kentucky.  The video in the bar is great.

Reaction to Indiana win over Kentucky

Added by Hoop Coach on December 12, 2011 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

3 Good Plays to Run Against a Zone Defense

The first play is called Texas 3. It starts with the point guard at the top with the ball, the 2 and 3 on the wings, and the 4 and 5 on the blocks. The ball gets swung to the 2 guard while the 4 and 5 switch places. The 3 cuts around the baseline and gets the ball in the corner for a jump shot as the 2 cuts to the middle.

Texas 3 Zone Offense

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Added by PlayMaker on December 9, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Banned by the NBA

Great story about the company behind the only product banned by the NBA.  Athletic Propulsion Labs created a basketball shoe that increases a players vertical leap by 1-3 inches.  Their Load and Launch Technology was deemed to be an unfair advantage by the NBA.  The article is about how the company used a seemingly piece of bad…

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Added by Coach Drew on December 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Head Women's Basketball Coach Houghton College

Job Description:

The individual hired for this position will serve as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach for half of the position. The other half will be determined by the needs of the institution and the strengths of the applicant. Possible combinations include: coaching or assisting in a second sport, Intramurals, Assistant Sports Information, Athletic Training, etc. This individual will oversee all aspects of the operation of a successful NCAA D-III Basketball…

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Added by Hoop Coach on December 6, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

Man to Man Set

Play is called Arizona. Set up with the point guard at the top with the 2 in the left corner and the 5 on the left wing. The 3 is in the right corner, and the 4 is on the right wing. It starts with the 5 and 4 cutting to the middle to set screens for the 2 and 3 who pop out to the wings. Ideal shot is for the 2 guard around the free throw line.

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Added by PlayMaker on December 5, 2011 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Play Against 2-1-2 Defense

Offensive rotation play against a 2-1-2 defense. Starts with all 5 players outside on perimeter. The 2 and 5 are in the left and right corners, respectively, and the 3 and 4 are on the left and right wings, respectively. The goal is to get an inside basket with players cutting or an outside shot with the 2 guard.

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Added by PlayMaker on December 5, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

4-High Man to Man Offense

Offensive play against a man to man defense. Starts with the point guard at the top with the other four players lined up along the free throw line extended. The first pass goes to the 2 guard on the right wing and rotation begins.

4 High Man Offense

Added by PlayMaker on December 3, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

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