Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Set Plays

Written by Wes Kosel

Wes Kosel will enter his first season as an Assistant Coach at Augustana University under Tom Billeter in 2016-2017. Kosel came to Sioux Falls after two season at Colorado College as the lead assistant. Kosel, a native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, served as an assistant coach at Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Texas Lutheran University from 2012-2014. Kosel graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also has a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Houston. While attending Kansas, Kosel served as an assistant coach at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. A life-long student of the game, Kosel honed his coaching skills by working summer camps for various programs in Texas, Colorado, Missouri, and New Mexico. Kosel also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kosel and his wife, Molly, live in Colorado Springs.

November 11, 2015

Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Attached in this playbook are three set plays from New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry. Gentry is in his first year with the Pelicans after serving as an assistant coach for the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors last season. Gentry also has been an assistant coach for the Clippers, Suns, Spurs, Pistons, and Heat. He also has been an NBA Head Coach for each of those teams except the Spurs. Before getting into the NBA, Gentry was an assistant for the Kansas Jayhawks, Colorado Buffaloes, and the Baylor Bears. This season, the Pelicans are off to a slow start, but with several players injured it’s not clear how good New Orleans can be this season. Gentry can bring a lot of experience from his many stops, and if he can bring something over from Golden State’s offensive attack then Anthony Davis and the Pelicans are going to be a contender in the West.

Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Set Plays – Horns Overload
3 cuts to the opposite side of the floor as 1 passes the ball to 4. 1 then loops around to the wing as 5 and 3 set a staggered screen for 2. 3 then curls around the screen from 5 into the lane.

Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Set Plays – Secondary to Horns
1 passes to 5 who passes to 3. 4 moves to the ball-side block. 5 screens for 1 at the top of the key. Once 1 has the ball, 4 flashes high and gets the ball. 1 moves to the wing and 5 screens for 2.

Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Set Plays – Stagger ISO for Anthony Davis
5 and 4 set a staggered ball-screen for 1 on the left wing. 1 drives middle as 5 rolls and 4 pops to the wing.


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Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), both certifications given through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Colorado, New Mexico, Air Force, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Kosel is also a member of the NABC International Committee and serves as the committee’s social media manager.

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