Tag: feature

creighton basketball logo

Compressing the Defense – Giving your team room to “Play Basketball”

Last night I watched Creighton defeat Mississippi 86-77 in a very good pre-season college basketball game. Not only was it extremely entertaining but Creighton’s offense was also a reminder of a simple concept that many of us forget from time to time-how compressing the defense in any form is really Read More

Trouble with Pressure D?  Radicalize Your Sets and Spacing

At or near the top of frustrating situations for players and coaches alike is not being able to run one’s offense against man pressure-especially upon entry. This problem is usually no more complicated than personnel oriented-your players’ abilities aren’t sufficient enough against the defenders pressuring the ball or the entry Read More

russell westbrook

Lessons for Players from an NBA All-Star

In the recent Sports Illustrated NBA Preview Issue, there is a feature article on the Thunder’s guard, Russell Westbrook.  What follows are several Westbrook quotes.  In the context of article, they are somewhat more impactful but alone, they require little explanation. When asked why he never transferred to a more Read More