The Genesis of the Warriors O


Linked below is one of my favorite NBA articles I’ve read lately. ESPN’s Baxter Holmes takes a deep dive on the creation of the best offense in NBA history. When Steve Kerr took over for Mark Jackson in 2014, he inherited one of the NBA’s defensive units and an offense whose efficiency didn’t match their star power. Holmes writes of how Kerr’s offensive tinkerings began with a desire to implement some of the Triangle concepts he learned while playing under Phil Jackson, how the Warriors staff settled on their 300 passes goal, and what Kerr learned from his visit to Seattle Seahawks training camp.

“The main goal,” Curry says, “is to just make the defense make as many decisions as you can so that they’re going to mess up at some point with all that ball movement and body movement and whatnot. But it took awhile for us to kind of get the understanding of where each other was going to be without having to call a set play or whatnot. So it took awhile.”

FULL ARTICLE

For more on Golden State’s offense:
-Steve Kerr clinic notes (LINK)
-How the Warriors attacks switching (LINK)
-Kerr on the Warriors’ “flaw” (LINK)
-Warriors X’s & O’s (LINK)

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