Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks BLOB Plays

Mike Budenholzer

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 15, 2016

Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks BLOB Plays by Wes Kosel

Mike Budenholzer just finished his third season with the Atlanta Hawks as Head Coach. In three years, he has a 146-11 record including a 60-22 record in 2014-2015. The Hawks finished second in the Southeast Division this season with a 48-34 record. Before taking over in Atlanta, Budenholzer was an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich. Budenholzer got his start as a video coordiantor for the spurs in 1994 and was named an assistant coach in 1996. During his time in San Antonio, Budenholzer was a part of four NBA Championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007). After playing at Pomona College from 1983-1993, Budenholzer went overseas where he played and coached in Denmark. He has named NBA Coach of the Year in 2015 and was the Head Coach for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team that season as well.

The video below shows some great ways that Budenholzer opens up scoring opportunities when taking the ball out under the basket.

Atlanta Hawks BLOB Plays

BLOB Triangle

This is a classic screen the screener action with a guard on big up screen followed by a big on guard screen in the corner. The goal of the action is for the guard’s defender to have to help on the initial screen opening up a shot in the corner.

Mike Budenholzer

BLOB Rim Hook

This play was a great read by the inbounder and cutter. The cutter simply curls tight around the guard in the lane for a quick and easy layup. The defender thought that he was going to cut out to the wing.

Mike Budenholzer

BLOB Loop Entry Stagger

If the initial cutter isn’t open for a shot, the Hawks throw the ball in to a big and run a staggered screen for the inbounder.

Mike Budenholzer

Click on the pdf link below to download the Atlanta Hawks BLOB Plays:

Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks BLOB Plays

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