December Coaching Nuggets

-Rick Majerus: You win transition on the first three steps. Take the first three steps without any concern for vision.
-Mike Rhodes: When a player walks into the office, everything stops; the player is the main focus.
-Steve Kerr: Pressure defense requires great fundamentals. Go back to our playoff series against OKC and Cleveland, turnovers killed us. Fundamentals…passing, catching, pivoting.
-Tom Crean: make the play on one less dribble. Chart how many times per game you could have made the play on one less dribble.
-Jon Gruden: It’s not what you know, it’s not what you want to run. It’s what your players know and what they can run.
-Jeff Neubauer (Fordham): On post feeds, I like to get the other 4 guys on the other side of the tape-line in order to give the post player the most space we can give him.
-Phil Gaetano (Maine Red Claws): on hand positioning in “Drop” P&R coverage: we teach guards hands high to prevent skips/lobs, but bigs hands low to take away the pocket/seam pass.
-Don Meyer: shot pressures and block-outs are two things that can make up for a lot of mistakes that occurred previously in a defensive pressure. Do these two every time and you can make a lot of mistakes.
-Mike Budenholzer: The low guy on the weakside on any pick & roll coverage is called the “MIG” (acronym for “Most Important Guy”). He is in charge of the rim. The screener’s defender calling out the pick & roll coverage should be followed immediately by a player declaring himself as the “MIG”.
-Chip Engelland: If you need to dip for rhythm, that’s ok. You shouldn’t rush 3-pointers. If you needed to rush it, that just tells you that you should have driven it or passed it.

Past Editions:
September 2016 Coaching Nuggets
August 2016 Coaching Nuggets
June 2016 Coaching Nuggets
April 2016 Coaching Nuggets
March 2016 Coaching Nuggets
Final 2015 Coaching Nuggets
October 2015 Coaching Nuggets
September 2015 Coaching Nuggets
August 2015 Coaching Nuggets
July 2015 Coaching Nuggets

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