Here are two plays from Chicago Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau is in his 5th year as headcoach of the Chicago Bulls. In 4 seasons, he has compiled a 205-107 record, two first place finishes in theEastern Conference Central Division, and 4 playoff appearances. His 2010-2011 Bulls made it to theconference finals before losing to Miami in five games. Before taking over in Chicago, Thibodeau servedas an assistant for the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, SanAntonio Spurs, and Minnesota Timberwolves. In 2008, he was an assistant coach for Boston when theCeltics won the NBA Championship. He served as an assistant for Jerry Tarkanian, John Lucas, Jeff VanGundy, and Doc Rivers. Before coaching in the NBA, Thibodeau got his coaching start at his alma mater,Salem State, as an assistant coach. He then was the head coach for a season before joining Harvard asan assistant coach. He made the jump into the NBA in 1989 with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Tom Thibodeau Chicago Bulls Offense – Bulls Stagger Choice In this option, 1 dribbles towards 3 on the wing sending 3 across the floor to cut off of a staggeredscreen from 2 and 4. 1 looks to pass to 3 on the cut, but if 3 isn’t open he stops under the basket thenchooses whether to use the staggered screen or the single screen. If he uses the staggered screen, 1looks to pass to 3 on the wing for a shot. If 3 uses the single screen, 4 sets a flare screen for 2. 1 looks topass to 3 or 2.
Tom Thibodeau Chicago Bulls Offense – Secondary Hand-Off for Rose This play was used to make Derek Rose’s defender chase him around the court. The end result was Rosewith an easy lay-up. The play starts with 1 (Rose) passing to 4 then moving to the corner. 4 passes to 3then screens down for 2. 2 gets the ball from 3 then reverses it to 4. 2 then loops around 4 looking for ahand-off. Rose cuts across the baseline off of a staggered screen from 5 and 3. If he isn’t open on thecut, Rose continues towards 4 to get the ball on a dribble hand-off. Rose attacks the rim as 4 rolls to thebasket and 5 replaces 4.
2014 FIBA World Cup: Australia SLOBs by Wes Kosel Here are two sideline out-of-bounds plays used by Australia in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Australia went 3-3 in the FIBA World Cup and finished 3rd in Group D behind Lithuania and Slovenia. For the tournament, Australia ranked 1st in 3-point field goal percentage (47.9%) and 4th in assists per game(17.0). The team is Coached by Andrej Lemanis, who previously served as the head coach of the New Zealand Breakers and led them to three consecutive championship titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. One of Lemanis’ assistants for the Australian National team is Luc Longley, former 3-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls. The 2014 roster featured several NBA players including Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers), Cameron Bairstow (Chicago Bulls), Dante Exum (Utah Jazz), and Aron Baynes (San Antonio Spurs). Baynes led the Australian team in scoring and rebounding for the tournament with 16.8 ppg and 7.0 rpg. 2014 FIBA World Cup: Australia SLOBs – SLOB Box 1 2 pops out and gets the pass from 1. 4 sets a flare-screen for 3 then pops out to get the pass from 2.Once 4 has the ball, he dribbles left to give 2 the ball on a dribble hand-off. At the same time, 5 sets aback-screen for 1. 2 looks to score or hit 1 on the cut. If 1 isn’t open, he turns to cut back to the left wingoff of a staggered screen from 5 and 4. 2014 FIBA World Cup: Australia SLOBs – SLOB Box 2 2 makes a zipper cut off of 5 and gets the pass from 1. 2 dribbles left as 1 cuts off of a screen from 5 anda double screen from 3 and 4. 2 looks to hit 1 in the corner for a shot. If 1 isn’t open, 4 dives to the blockand 3 cuts to the wing off of a screen from 5.
Attached are three set plays from Cal Bears Head Coach Cuonzo Martin. Martin just finished his 1stseason at Cal and finished 18-15. Before that, he was a head coach for Tennessee and Missouri State(2008 – 2014). At Tennessee, Martin posted a 63-41 record. At Missouri State, he posted a 61-41 record.He was named Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2011 and was awarded the Ben JobeAward that year also. Before becoming a head coach, Martin served as an assistant at Purdue for 8seasons. He got his coaching start as an assistant at West Lafayette High School in 1999. Martin was aguard/forward for Gene Keady at Purdue and played alongside Glenn Robinson. He then went on to getdrafted in the 2nd round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.
Cuonzo Martin Cal Bears Set Plays – Box Motion 1 passes to 2 cutting up off of a screen from 4. 3 cuts around a screen from 5 to the left corner. 1 thencuts off of a back-screen from 5 to the basket. If 1 isn’t open, he cuts out to the wing. 2 passes to 5 whopasses to 1 then cuts around 4 to the opposite block. If 2 isn’t open, 4 and 5 set a staggered screen for3. If 3 gets the ball without a shot, 2 cuts in between the screen set by 5 and 4.
Cuonzo Martin Cal Bears Set Plays – Ball Screen PTP 1 dribbles left off of a ball-screen from 5 as 4 cuts around a screen from 2 at the elbow. 5 screens downfor 2 who cuts up for a shot.
Cuonzo Martin Cal Bears Set Plays – PTP Circle 1 passes to 3 stepping out to the perimeter then 1 cuts to the corner. 5 screens for 2 who cuts to therim. Once 3 has the ball, he looks inside to 4 posting up or to 5 cutting up for a shot. 5 can also pass to 2on the wing then screen away for 3.
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Spread Offense by Wes Kosel
Here are 5 set plays from former Iowa State Head Coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg was named the head coach of the Chicago Bulls earlier this year after spending five seasons as head coach of the Iowa State Cyclones. In his time at Iowa State, he compiled a 115-56 record, never had a losing season, won the Big 12 Tournament twice (2014, 2015), and was named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2012. Hoiberg played at Iowa State and was named first-team all-Big 8 in 1995. He was then drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1995 and spent time with the Bulls and Timberwolves before finished playing in 2005. Known for his pro sets and scoring offense, it will be fun to see how Hoiberg can improve Chicago’s offensive efficiency.
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Spread Offense – Spread #1
1 dribbles to the right and gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off. 2 uses the screen from 5 before takin the ball. On the weak-side, 4 sets a down-screen for 3. If 2 can’t go middle, he turns right as 5 re-screens with a ball-screen. 2 can score or pass to 5 on the pop.
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Spread Offense – Spread #2
1 gives the ball to 2 on a dribble hand-off as 4 sprints across the floor to set a ball-screen for 2.
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Spread Offense – Spread #3
1 dribbles off of a ball-screen from 5 at the top of the key. 5 sprints up from the corner to set the screen.
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Spread Offense – Spread #4
1 gives the ball to 3 on a dribble hand-off as 5 moves to the opposite block. 3 passes to 2, then 5 screens for 1 at the elbow. If 1 isn’t open, 2 looks to pass to 5 cutting off of a down-screen from 3.
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Spread Offense – Spread #5
1 passes to 4 who gives the ball to 3 on a dribble hand-off. Once 3 has the ball, 4 cuts off of a staggered screen from 2 and 5. 3 passes to 1 who looks to pass to 4 for a shot.
Here are 5 box set plays from former Texas Lutheran Head Coach Tommy Jones. Coach Jones served as the head coach at TLU from 2007-2014. Before that, Jones was the Head Coach at Houston Baptist from 1985 – 1989. During that time, HBU was a member of the Trans America Athletic Conference (now the Atlantic Sun). Member of the former TAAC included Oklahoma City University, UTPA, Northeast Louisiana University, Hardin-Simmons, Centenary, Samford, Northwestern State, Arkansas-Little Rock, and Georgia Southern. Jones also served as an assistant coach at the University of Houston and Rice. He got his collegiate coaching start as a graduate assistant under Don Haskins at UTEP. He also coached at the JUCO and high school level during his coaching career.
Tommy Jones TLU Bulldogs Offense – Gold
1 dribbles to the right as 2 screens for 3 then screens for 5 at the elbow. 1 looks inside to 5 posting up. If 5 isn’t open, 4 screens for 2 who cuts to the 3-point line for a shot.
Tommy Jones TLU Bulldogs Offense – Grey
Both 4 and 5 screen down for 3 and 2 at the blocks. 1 dribbles to the right wing then passes to 2 who passes to 3. Once 3 has the ball, he dribbles left looking to pass inside to 4 posting up or to 5 flashing to the high post.
Tommy Jones TLU Bulldogs Offense – Black
1 dribbles right then passes to 5 stepping out to the top of the key. 3 cuts out to the wing and gets the ball from 5. 3 can then look to drive or can pass to 2 cutting up off of a staggered down-screen.
Tommy Jones TLU Bulldogs Offense – Blue
1 passes to 2 cutting to the wing off of a down-screen from 4. 1 then screens away for 3 and 5 flashes to the high post.
Tommy Jones TLU Bulldogs Offense – Brown
1 passes to 3 on the wing then moves opposite. 2 clears to the left corner. 5 and 4 set a staggered ball-screen for 3. 3 can attack middle looking for 5 on the roll or if he gets pushed out he can look to pass to 4 flaring to the wing off of a screen from 5.