March 4, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) and Los Angeles Clippers Guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) grab each others jerseys as they go down the court during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the L.A. Clippers on March 04, 2018, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © David Dennis/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Motion Strong Entries And Options

Two “Motion Strong” entries and options from five-out featuring the Brooklyn Nets The Brooklyn Nets (35-33, 7th in East) have taken Motion Strong, a long-time staple of the San Antonio Spurs, and opened up the spacing with a five-out alignment from transition. Like the four-out version popularized by the Spurs, the Nets’ version features a staggered screen and different options

January 11, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors during the Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on January 11, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 122-105) (Credit Image: © Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

The Throw & Go Handoff

The “Throw & Go” handoff can be an effective two-player action for creating an advantage.  Simply put, a throw & go handoff is when a player, typically a guard, passes to another player, typically a big, on the perimeter and chases their pass for a handoff. The guard throws a pass and goes immediately into a handoff

November 12, 2018: Tyler Williams (1) drives to the hoop against Matisse Thybulle (4) during a basketball game between the Washington Huskies and the University of San Diego. The game was played at Hec Ed Pavilion in Seattle, WA. Jeff Halstead / CSM(Credit Image: © Jeff Halstead/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Spread Ball Screen vs. 2-3 Zone

Using Spread Ball Screen versus 2-3 Zone can provide carryover from your man-to-man offense to your zone offense.  Many coaches have a high desire to use the same or similar offenses versus man-to-man and zone defense. By using spread ball screen concepts versus a 2-3 Zone you may accomplish this. This allows your transition offense

December 29, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 29: San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon looks on during a NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers on December 29, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Brian Rothmuller/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Goal Coaching: Turning Actions into Habits

The third post in our Goal Setting for Coaches series discusses the process of actions evolving into long term habits.  In the last couple of weeks, I have been discussing goals. In the post, “Be Goal-Driven,” I started the conversation by discussing the importance of setting achievable, challenging goals. In last week’s post, “Be Action-Oriented,”

Nov 23 2018 Las Vegas, NV U.S.A. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo during the NCAA Men's Basketball Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational between Texas Longhorns and the Michigan State Spartans 78-68 win at The Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV. Thurman James / CSM(Credit Image: © Thurman James/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

What Do YOU Think?

Counseling Coaches Series: What Do YOU Think? Forming your OWN thoughts about basketball matters. (Note: This blog originally appeared at radiusathletics.com and is reposted with permission.) In the summer of 2015 some coaching friends encouraged me to begin sharing basketball info on social media and in blogs. This information was well-received and thanks to some

January 9, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN, U.S. - Minnesota Preparatory Academy Head Coach for post-graduates Nick Broch led students in practice, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.  The school is a newly-formed basketball-based prep school housed at Jerry Gambles Boys and Girls' Club in north Minneapolis. It was conceived to capitalize on a growing national trend of athletic-based prep schools that cater to the needs of kids who hope to have a basketball future past high school. The school was established using many of the players that led Brooklyn Center to the state Class 2A semifinals a year ago.    ]  ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com (Credit Image: © Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

Goal Coaching: Create Action Steps to Achievement

Once you have set your goals, it’s important to lay out the action steps that will lead you to achieving them. In last week’s post, “Be Goal-Driven,” I discussed the concept of setting challenging, achievable goals as you are preparing to create a successful year ahead. I stated that goals are the foundation that you must

March 20, 2013 - Lexington, KY, USA - Butler head coach Brad Stevens answers questions during a news conference as the team prepares for the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Butler plays Bucknell on Thursday. (Credit Image: © Pablo Alcala/TNS/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Goal Coaching: “Plan the Work, Then Work the Plan”

Setting goals can be daunting, but these goal coaching tips will help you prepare and achieve yours this year. 2019! Can you believe it? It’s here. And yet, it seems like at the beginning of every year, we say the year out loud and exclaim, “I can’t believe it’s (insert year). Where did last year go?” In fact,

Matt Barnthouse Coaching Development

Coaching Development: How to Spend Winter Break as an Intern

How does an intern invest in coaching development? Hit the road to build relationships, learn the game, and embrace the process. Hello #FastModelFamily! It’s your favorite intern, Matt Barnthouse. To be upfront with you, it’s my dream to work in basketball, particularly at the college level. At the moment, I am a graduate student that

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