Gregg Popovich NBA San Antonio Spurs Flex Set Play by Adam Short
Early in my coaching career I was told to be an effective coach you have to be able to teach, communicate, and motivate. You must be able to teach the game of basketball/your system, communicate the language/terminology of your system, and motivate your players to play every possession like it is their last. An aspect that I feel is over looked in coaching is play calling. The first coach I worked for was an EXCELLENT play caller. He was able to get his players open shots at the best time. That is why he has had success at every level he has coached. The two plays I am posting go hand in hand to get 1 an open shot.
Gregg Popovich NBA San Antonio Spurs Flex Set Play:
I got the Gregg Popovich NBA San Antonio Spurs Flex Set Play from watching game 3 of the NBA Finals. It was the first play the Spurs ran against the Heat. I like the play because it got Tony Parker a wide open shot after some misdirection movement. After I saw the play on T.V., I went to my dry erase board to come up with a play that would set up “Scissors.” A play that I could run in a game right before “Scissors” to but my 1 is the best possible scoring situation. I game up with the play “Flex”. “Flex” is a simple play that everyone has in their playbook. It is a flex screen/screen the screener play. The only thing I added to the play was the baseline staggered screen for the 2 guard. The part of “Flex” that sets up “Scissors” is the flex screen. If 1 sets a great screen for 3 during “Flex” 1’s defender will be anticipating the screen from the jump. “Scissors” starts with the 1 passing the ball to 4 who is stepping over the top of his man to catch the ball. 1 will cut off of 5 to the weak side block. 5 will screen for 2 who is cutting to the ball side block. 4’s first look is 2 at the basket. 1 will act like he is going to set the flex screen like he does in “Flex”. 2 will act like he is cutting out to the ball side corner, getting ready to come off the baseline staggered like he does in “Flex”. 5 will pop and 4 will pass him the ball. 1 will then change direction and come off a staggered screen from 2 and 4. If your team runs “Flex” right, 1 will have a wide open shot.
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 Gregg Popovich NBA San Antonio Spurs Flex Set Play.
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