2015 TABC Clinic Notes

2015 TABC Clinic Notes

2015 TABC Clinic Notes by Wes Kosel
Here are some notes from the 2015 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Included are notes from Bob Hurley, Shaka Smart, Billy Gillispie, and Bob Huggins. The Clinic was held May 21-23 at St. Mary’s University. Speakers included Bruce Weber (Kansas State), Karen Aston (University of Texas), Mike Dunlop (Loyola Marymount), Jim Jabbir (Dayton), Tommy Penders (Clear Lake HS), Brandon Schneider (Kansas State), Tina Langley (Rice), Andy Copley (Canadian HS Boys), Bill Avey (SA Southwest), and Jeff Walz (Louisville).
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Bob Hurley (St. Anthony’s High School, NJ) – Program Building
Bob Hurley is one of the most well-known high school coaches in the country. He has been the head coach at St. Anthony’s in New Jersey since 1972 and has won 27 state championships. He has coached many Division 1 players including his son, Bobby Hurley, who went on to play at Duke. Bobby is now the head coach at Arizona State and another son, Dan, is head coach at the University of Rhode Island.
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Shaka Smart (University of Texas) – Pressure Defense
Shaka Smart is entering his first year as head coach of the Texas Longhorns. He comes to Austin after spending 6 seasons at VCU, where he led the Rams to a Final Four appearance in 2011.
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Billy Gillispie (Ranger Junior College, TX) – Defense
Billy Gillispie is the current head coach at Ranger Junior College. Before that, he was the head coach at Texas Tech, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and UTEP.
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Bob Huggins (West Virginia University) – WVU Basketball
Bob Huggins has been the head coach at WVU since 2007 and has won 175 games to 101 losses while in Morgantown. Before taking over for WVU, he was the head coach at Kansas State, Cincinnati, Akron, and Walsh.

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2015 TABC Clinic Notes

Tommy Amaker Harvard Crimson Offense

Tommy Amaker Harvard Crimson Offense

Tommy Amaker Harvard Crimson Offense by Wes Kosel
Here are two plays from Harvard Head Coach Tommy Amaker. Amaker is entering his 8th season as theHead Coach of Harvard. During his first seven years, he went from 8-22 in his first season to 27-5 in2013-2014. He has also led the Crimson to 4 straight Ivy League Championships and 3 straight NCAATournament appearances. Before taking over for Harvard, Amaker was the head coach for the MichiganWolverines for 6 seasons (2001-2007) and Seton Hall for 4 seasons (1997-2001). He took his 1999-2000Seton Hall team to the NCAA Sweet 16 and won the NIT in 2004 with Michigan. He has compiled a 315-210 record as a coach with a winning record at each school he has coached at. Amaker played at Dukeunder Coach Mike Krzyzewski from 1983-1987. As a junior, his Duke team made it to the final game ofthe NCAA Tournament before losing to Louisville.
Tommy Amaker Harvard Crimson Offense – Crimson O
In this play, 1 passes to 4 who passes to 3. 5 follows the ball to post up on the strong side. Once 3 hasthe ball, 4 sets a ball-screen for 3 and 1 sets a screen for 5 in the lane. As 3 drives on the ball-screen, helooks to shoot or pass to 5 cutting across the lane. If neither option is open, 4 screens down for 1 whocuts to the wing to get the pass from 3. 2 then cuts across the baseline off of screens from 5 and 4. If 2isn’t open, 1 dribbles towards the top of the key as 3 fades to the wing off of a screen from 5.
Tommy Amaker Harvard Crimson Offense – Guard-Guard Ball-Screen
1 passes to 4 who passes to 2. 3 moves down under 5 at the block. Once 2 has the ball, 4 makes a hardcut to the basket looking for the pass. 3 cuts off of 5 to the wing. If neither option is open, 2 passes to 1then cuts off of a back-screen from 4. 1 looks for 2 at the basket. If 2 isn’t open, he moves out to set aball-screen for 1. 1 looks to shoot or pass off to 3, 4, or 5 for a shot.

 

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Tommy Amaker Harvard Crimson Offense

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Tom Thibodeau Chicago Bulls Offense

Tom Thibodeau Chicago Bulls Offense
Tom Thibodeau Chicago Bulls Offense by Wes Kosel
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

2014 FIBA World Cup: Australia SLOBs

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.

 

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2014 FIBA World Cup: Australia BLOBs

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Cuonzo Martin Cal Bears Set Plays

Cuonzo Martin Cal Bears Set Plays by Wes Kosel
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.
Cuonzo Martin Cal Bears Set Plays