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
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.
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.
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.
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