Linked below is a really good article on the defensive system that Mike Malone has brought to the Denver Nuggets. Darrell Arthur’s quotes at the beginning of the article are a great example of the quote, “It’s not what you teach, it’s what you emphasize.” More than any of Malone’s defensive tenets, it comes down to his emphasis and commitment to defense. Thanks to Jared Grasso (Iona) for passing this article along.
“Even if we’re making mistakes, we’re out there communicating,” Arthur added. “This is the big thing that I’ve been talking about the last two years, communication. We’re out there covering for each other.”