Larry Brown SMU Horns Set Plays

Larry Brown SMU Horns Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Attached in this playbook are two horns plays from Southern Methodist Head Coach Larry Brown. His first season, the Mustangs won 15 games, but in the past two seasons they have won 27 games in each one. The Mustangs are on track to do the same this season. Brown is the only coach in history to win both an NCAA National Championship (Kansas 1988) and an NBA Title (Pistons 2004). Brown got his start as a coach as an assistant at his alma mater, North Carolina, in 1965. He then coached in the ABA and NBA before taking over as head coach of the UCLA Bruins in 1979. He would only stay with the Bruins for 2 seasons before making another jump to the professional game. He coached the New Jersey Nets for 2 seasons starting in 1981. From the Nets he went to the University of Kansas, where he coaches 5 seasons and won an NCAA Championship with Danny Manning in 1988. After that championship, Brown again moved to the NBA coaching with the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Charlotte Bobcats. In 2012 he took over for SMU and has increased the winning percentage from 46% to 79% in just 3 seasons.

Larry Brown SMU Horns Set Plays – Horns Flex

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1 passes to 5 at the high post then cuts off of a back-screen from 4 into the lane. If 1 isn’t open, he moves to the block as 5 passes to 4. Once 4 has the ball, 1 sets a flex-screen for 2 and 5 sets a down-screen for 1.

Larry Brown SMU Horns Set Plays – Horns 2 Man

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3 cuts across a staggered screen from 5 and 4 as 2 moves across the floor to the wing. 1 passes to 4 stepping out to the perimeter after 3 clears the screen. 1 then cuts behind 4 looking for a quick pass back. 3 cuts through the lane and 5 moves down to the low post. 4 and 1 play a 2-man game on the right side.

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