NBA Insider – Brad Stevens Pin Series

Pin Series

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.

October 5, 2016

NBA Insider – Brad Stevens Pin Series by Wes Kosel

Here are two plays from Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens. The two plays were clipped by Brandon Chambers, who is a video coordinator for the Nevada Wolfpack under Head Coach Eric Musselman. Stevens has been with the Boston Celtics since he left Butler in 2013. Stevens played Division III basketball at DePauw and then started his coaching career at Butler as an assistant coach in 2001. In 2007, Stevens took over as head coach and led the Bulldogs to back-to-back championship game appearances in 2010 and 2011. He was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and received the Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award in 2011. The Pin Series playbook features two plays from Coach Stevens.

Boston Celtics – Brad Stevens Pin Series

Pin Curl

4 screens down for 3 to start the play and 1 passes to 3 from the right wing. Once 3 has the ball, 2 cuts through the screens from 4 and 5, rubbing off of the high side of 4 and then curling tight around 5 at the left elbow. On the curl, 3 looks to hit 2 for a shot in the lane. If x4 or x5 has to help, 4 or 5 may be open on a slip or pop as well.

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Pin Hit 5 Out

This play starts with a high ball screen from 5 for the point guard. 3 pins down for 4 on the left block and 1 passes to 4 at the mid wing. Once 4 has the ball, the rest of the players space out on the perimeter (3 cuts out to the left wing, 1 slides over, 5 moves out to the corner and 2 lifts). 4 can now look to drive 1 on 1 and sore or force the defense to collapse and kick out to a teammate on the 3-point line. 3 can also look to post up before cutting out once 4 first gets the ball.

Pin Series

Click on the pdf link below to download the Boston Celtics Pin Series Playbook:

Boston Celtics Brad Stevens Pin Series

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