Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks Playbook

Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks

Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

September 20, 2016

Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks Playbook

Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks Playbook

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The Atlanta Hawks have had one of the best offensive teams in the NBA over the last 3 seasons under head coach Mike Budenholzer. Starting off under the great Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs, Budenholzer took the Spurs great motion offense and designed it for his Atlanta Hawks teams. The hawks motion offense has multiple reads built into each segment and action out of it, so if teams take something away they have a counter for it. The continuous motion puts a lot of pressure on defensive teams and will force anyone to prepare to guard multiple actions every night.

Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks Playbook: Atlanta Hawks Motion Offense:

On top of the Hawks great motion offense, Mike Budenholzer is in my option the best After Time Out coach in the NBA. His After Time Out sets are unbelievable and extremely effective with 5-10 counters for each basic actions they have, especially with actions out of their motion offense. An example of this is the special that the Hawks ran in the 2015-16 NBA season, running this set typically at the beginning of the game. Starting off with both guards even near half court, the bigs at the elbow switch and the point guard passes to the 4 man at the elbow and then cuts off him to the opposite post. After the point guard clears the 5 man at the other elbow sets a backscreen for the opposite guard (Kyle Korver) to cut into the paint, then the 5 man opens up and receives the pass. With 5 at the elbow with the ball he enters the ball into the post for the point guard, that triggers Kyle Korver to set a backscreen for the guard in the corner for a layup.

Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks Playbook: Atlanta Hawks After Time Out Special:

This Atlanta Hawks playbook will be the most comprehensive NBA Playbook that I have ever created with over 172 pages and 230 sets from the last 3 years. It also includes a full breakdown of his motion offense and over 123 diagrams of Budenholzers After Time Out Specials. Here is a complete breakdown of the playbook:

Early Offense: 9 Plays

Motion Offense: 39 Plays & Concepts

Half Court Sets: 23 Plays

After Time Out Specials: 123 Plays

Sideline out of Bounds: 15 Plays

Baseline out of Bounds: 9 Plays

End of Game Sets: 19 Plays

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