Stan Van Gundy Detroit Pistons Set Plays

Stan Van Gundy

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.

July 25, 2016

Stan Van Gundy Detroit Pistons Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Here are three set plays from Detroit Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy. The Pistons went 44-38 this season after going 32-50 in 2014-2015. The Pistons made the NBA Playoffs, but lost to the eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Van Gundy has been with the Pistons for two seasons. Before that, he has been the head coach of the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Wisconsin Badgers, UMass Lowell, and Castleton. He has served as an assistant coach at Vermont, Canisius, Fordham, Wisconsin, and with the Miami Heat.

The video shows three plays that Detroit used to score against Cleveland in the NBA Playoffs. The first two plays are out of Van Gundy’s horns series which has the point guard set a down screen in the corner.

Detroit Pistons Set Plays

Horns Chicago

The point guard passes to 5 at the high post then cuts around 5 to set a down screen in the corner for 3. 3 cuts around the screen and loops around 5 to take the ball on a handoff.

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Horns Over the Top Flip

This play is a counter to the first with 3 making a back cut to the rim instead of using the down screen. The point guard then pops out to the wing to get the ball. 5 acts as if he is setting a ball screen for 1 to drive middle but instead flips for 1 to drive baseline.

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BLOB Up Double

In this screen the screener play, the point guard set a back screen for 3 in the lane then cuts off of a staggered screen to the right corner for a shot. If nothing is there, the point guard can use a ball screen from the big.

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Click on the pdf link below to download the Detroit Pistons NBA Set Plays Playbook:

Stan Van Gundy Detroit Pistons NBA Set Plays Playbook

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