Rio Olympics – Serbia Offense vs. USA

Rio Olympics

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 16, 2016

Rio Olympics – Serbia Offense vs. USA by Wes Kosel

Serbia just squeaked by in Group A to make it to the knockout rounds of the Rio Olympics. Serbia is 2-3 beating Venezuela and China. Serbia played the United States to a three point game and outscored USA in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Americans. Serbia will now face the top seed from Group B in the knockout quarterfinals. Serbia finished 4th in Group A behind 1) USA, 2) Australia, and 3) France. The Serbians are 6th in the FIBA World Rankings and led by Milos Teodosic (CSKA Moscow), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Fenerbahce), Miroslav Raduljica (EA7 Emporio Armani Milano), and Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Raduljica leads the team in scoring with 17.6 points per game followed by Bogdan Bogdanovic with 13.4 points per game. Coach Sasha Djordjevic is the Head Coach assisted by Jovica Antonic and Miroslav Nikolic.

Click here to watch the video: Serbia Offense vs. Team USA

Serbia Offense vs. USA – Rio Olympics

Post Pin Shuffle Single

Serbia runs this play to create multiple scoring cuts from an overload set. Once the ball gets to 4 on the left wing, 1 sets a shuffle screen for 3 on the wing and 5 screens down for 2 in the corner. A lot of teams run this action with either 1 setting a screen for 2 to continue the play or running 1 off of the screen from 5.

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2 makes a zipper cut off of 4 to get the ball from 1. 2 gets a high ball screen from 5 at the top of the key. 2 can use it or turn it down to attack into the lane. The opposite big man can either space out to the wing or look to duck in the post while his defender helps on the pick and roll action.

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Click on the pdf link below to download the Serbia Offense vs. USA:

Serbia Offense vs. USA


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