Coach K Duke Quick Hitters

Coach K

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.

August 19, 2016

Coach K Duke Quick Hitters by Wes Kosel

This article includes five set plays from legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K is currently leading the United States Men’s National Team in the Rio Olympics and will play Spain in the semifinals. The winner of USA/Spain will play the winner of Serbia/Australia for the Gold Medal. At the college level, Coach K completed his 41st season as a head coach in 2016. In that time, he has won a remarkable 1,043 games and has only lost 321. He has 970 wins at Duke and 73 wins from his coaching days at Army West Point. He has won five NCAA National Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, and 2015). He has been named the Basketball Times National Coach of the Year Twice, Naismith College Coach of the Year three times, and ACC Coach of the Year five times. He has coached many notable players including: Bobby Hurley, Shane Battier, Chris Duhon, Grant Hill, Kyrie Irving, Jahlil Okafor, and many, many more.

Coach K Duke Blue Devils Quick Hitters

1-4 High Post Cross

In this 1-4 high set, the ball is passed to the wing and 4 sets a cross screen for 5 at the left elbow. 5 curls the screen into the post and 4 turns to set a ball screen for 2 on the right wing. As 2 drives middle, 5 spins inside for a post up.

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3 Guard Action

This play gets the guard working around both 5 and 4 at the low posts.

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Allen Middle Drive

Coach K used this play to get Grayson Allen a quick drive to the basket by running a shallow cut by 1 in front of Allen right before he drives.

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Baseline Run Side PNR

1 dribbles off of a ball screen from 5 as 3 runs the baseline. If 5 gets the ball inside and the defense collapses 5 can look to pass to 3 for the kick out.

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Horns Clear

1 passes to 4 at the left elbow and 3 clears out for 4 to drive.

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Click on the pdf link below to download the Duke Quick Hitters Playbook:

Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils Quick Hitters

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