Author Archives: Adam Spinella

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Play of the Day – Mar 14, 2015

Play of the Day – Mar 14, 2015

Coach Wooden preached ball movement from side-to-side, making the defense move frequently and never letting the ball settle. With lots of quick passes in 10 to 15 foot gaps, Wooden was a master at designing plays that forced his teams to share the ball. As a counter, many defenses would start to jump passing lanes

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Play of the Day – Mar 10, 2015

Over the next few days we will break down some of John Wooden’s favorite sets from his UCLA teams in the 1970s. Coach Wooden was incredibly accomplished, and the great leadership abilities he exhibited often overshadow the brilliant offensive contributions he has made. This play, which Coach Wooden called “Down”, got an isolation post play

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Play of the Day – Mar 9, 2015

Today’s Play of the Day is from Tom Thibodeu and the Chicago Bulls, a set they’ve run for Nikola Mirotic. Chicago has employed two true big man lineups during the Thibodeau era, so having a shooting big man like Mirotic is something new for the team. As such, Thibodeau’s playbook has expanded, and now features

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