David Blatt Maccabi Tel Aviv Euroleague Offense by Wes Kosel

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May 27, 2014

David Blatt Maccabi Tel Aviv Euroleague Offense by Wes Kosel

Attached in this playbook is a horns set play and baseline out-of-bounds play from Coach David Blatt. These plays were used in the Euroleague Championship game against Real Madrid. Blatt led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the 2014 Euroleague Championship after beating CSKA Moscow in the Final Four and Real Madrid in the final game. Blatt, who was born in Boston, played college basketball at Princeton from 1977 – 1981. He then went on to play overseas in Israel. Blatt began his coaching career with Hapoel Galil Elyon in 1993 and served as both a head coach and assistant coach for the team. Blatt went on to coach for several different clubs before taking over as head coach for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2010. He is a 3 time Israeli League Coach of the Year, 5 time Israeli Cup Champion, and 4 time Israeli League Champion.

David Blatt Maccabi Tel Aviv Euroleague Offense : Horns 1

In this horns set play, 1 dribbles to the left side of the floor to set up his defender for a screen. 5 steps to the top of the key and 4 moves out to the ball-side wing. 1 then dribbles off of a ball-screen from 5 and looks to pass to 3 posting up in the lane. If 3 isn’t open, 1 looks for 5 flaring off of a screen from 4. If 5 isn’t open, 1 passes to 2 then cuts through to the corner. 5 screens across for 3 and 4 sets a ball-screen for 2. 2 and 4 play a pick & roll with 2 looking to make a play.

David Blatt Maccabi Tel Aviv Euroleague Offense: BLOB Screen the Screener – Post Option

This play was used to get Maccabi’s post man, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, a look inside. Schortsanitis, a 6’8”, 330lb center, scored 9 points off of 4/8 shooting in the championship game. To start the play, 5 (Schortsanitis), sets a rear screen for 4. 2 screens across for 3 who cuts to the corner. 5 then screens down for 2 who cuts to the top of the key for a shot. If 2 doesn’t have a shot, he looks inside for 5. 5 has the entire lane to make a move and score.

Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Doug Novak at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kosel joined the staff at Bethel after serving two seasons 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 is pursuing a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. The Bartlesville, OK native is also a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and taught weight training and aerobic fitness courses while coaching at Texas Lutheran. He has coached AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

David Blatt Maccabi Tel Aviv Euroleague Offense

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