Larry Brown SMU Ball Screen Offense

Larry Brown

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.

July 25, 2016

Larry Brown SMU Ball Screen Offense by Wes Kosel

Here are three ball screen set plays from former Southern Methodist University Head Coach Larry Brown. Brown, who retired this off-season, has won 230 games as a college head coach at UCLA, Kansas, and SMU. He won the 1988 NCAA Championship at Kansas with Danny Manning. Brown also coached in the NBA for several teams including the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Charlotte Bobcats. He won an NBA Championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

The plays below use ball screens, which Coach Brown utilized with his start guard Nic Moore.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Ball Screen Offense

Swing High PNR

The ball is reversed so that Nic Moore can dribble from the right wing to the top of the key and use a high ball screen. Defending Moore this distance can be difficult as he gains speed attacking the middle.

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Piston Side PNR

The Mustangs run a piston action to get the ball to the wing and use the big that is closest to set a ball screen. This action is continuous for the Mustangs and is used throughout the game.

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Slice Floppy

This play often scores before a ball screen is set, but whoever the ball goes to out of the floppy action can receive a ball screen if nothing is there on the cut. The floppy action is the point guard choosing whether to use a double or single screen under the basket. Once he makes up his mind, the bottom screener in the double screen then makes a cut to the opposite side of the floor.

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Larry Brown SMU Ball Screen Offense

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