New Orleans Pelicans Offense for Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

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.

August 2, 2016

New Orleans Pelicans Offense for Anthony Davis by Wes Kosel

Below are two set plays used by the New Orleans Pelicans to get the ball to Anthony Davis in the post. The Pelicans are led by Head Coach Alvin Gentry, who just finished his first year with the team after coaching with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers as an Associate Head Coach. Gentry got his coaching start as an assistant at the college level, making stops at Baylor, Colorado, and Kansas. While at Kansas, Gentry was a part of the 1988 NCAA Championship team under Larry Brown. In 1989 Gentry jumped into the NBA as an assistant with the Spurs. Since then, he has had various head and assistant positions with the LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, and Golden State Warriors. Gentry played at Appalachian State under Press Maravich and Bobby Cremins.

The video shows two plays that have Anthony Davis roll into the post for a post entry pass.

New Orleans Pelicans Offense for Anthony Davis

Roll Post Up

Davis sets a ball screen in transition then rolls directly into the post. Instead of moving the ball out of the ball screen, the point guard looks to pass to Davis posting up. If the point guard has to dribble back towards the action to make the pass he can.

Anthony Davis

Horns Roll & Seal

In this horns set, Davis rolls into the post and his defender stays on the high side trying to deny the post pass. The point guard holds onto the ball as Davis holds his defender on his high hip. The point guard then makes a lob pass over the top for Davis who catches, keep the ball high, and finishes with a layup.

Anthony Davis

Click on the pdf link below to download the Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Offense for Anthony Davis Playbook:

New Orleans Pelicans Offense

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