Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat Slob Play by Adam Short
I got this Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat Slob Play from watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Heat ran this SLOB which resulted in Lebron James getting a wide open dunk. The game of basketball is transforming. I like King James has a lot to do with it. I don’t think Erik Spoelstra gets enough credit for the great job he does with the Miami Heat. If you really watch the Heat play, they run great stuff. The SLOB I labeled “Heat” is a great play that puts the defense at a disadvantage because the Heat have Ray Allen setting a ball screen. Anytime you run a play with a ball screen, the defense has to cover it.
Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat Slob Play:
The play starts off with 1 running off of 4’s screen. After 3 passes the ball to 1, 3 will sprint to the right block. As soon as 1 catches the ball, 5 will set a down screen for 2. 2 will come off the down screen and will sprint to set a ball screen for 1. 4 will then find 2’s defender who has to help on the ball screen and will set a flare screen for 2. 3 will set a pin down screen for 3. Lebron was able to get a dunk because his man HAD to help on the flare screen he set for Ray Allen. If Lebron’s defender doesn’t help, Allen would have a wide open three. When running this play, be aware of the switch on the ball screen with 1 and 2. If that is the case, just tell 2 to slip the ball screen. Also, IF for some reason the defense is able to guard the ball screen/flare screen action, 1 has the option to hit 3 coming off the pin down screen from 5. That sets up a sealing opportunity for 5.
Coach Adam Short is entering his first season as men’s basketball assistant coach at Missouri State University-West Plains. Prior to Missouri State University-West Plains, Adam Short was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Cowley College. Short grew up in Indiana and was a First-Team All-Conference selection as a senior at Lake Central High School. He went on to attend Joliet (Ill) Junior College and helped the team to a NJCAA Division III national runner-up finish, while being named First-Team All-Conference and a two-time Region 4 Player of the Week. After Joliet, Short spent his final two years of college basketball playing at NAIA school Avila University in Kansas City, MO. At Avila, he scored more than 1,000 points in his career and earned all-conference honors each year at the school. He graduated from Avila in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing. Short then served as a graduate assistant coach with the Avila men’s basketball team from 2011-2013 and earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Development in 2013. During his time at Avila, Coach Short help led the Eagles to their best record in a decade. As well As well in 2011 where they were 1st in the Nation in three pointers made per game and 3rd in the Nation in three point percentage per game 38%. Short also help lead team to first ever conference tournament hosted game in school history 2012 He also spent the past four years working with MoKan Nike Elite Youth Basketball League out of Kansas City, MO. His job duties consisted of coaching, scouting, and breaking down film.
Learn from the scouting that Adam Short did with the Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat Slob Play.
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