Stan Van Gundy Orlando Magic Lob Play
Here is a lob play from former Orlando Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy is currently the head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons. He has been the head coach of three NBA teams (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons). He started his coaching career at Vermont as an assistant and then was the head coach at Castleton from 1983-1986. He then was an assistant at Canisius and Fordham beore being a head coach again, this time at UMass Lowell. After UMass Lowell, Van Gundy went to Wisconsin as an assistant and head coach. As a college head coach, Van Gundy has a 135-92 record with the bulk of his wins coming at Castleton (68-18). His first year as a head coach, his team went 26-2. Van Gundy was an assistant with the Miami Heat under Pat Riley.
Stan Van Gundy Orlando Magic Offense
This is a simple quick hitter for Dwight Howard to get a lob at the rim. The Magic first would use the down screen from Howard and pop the guard out for multiple options (shot, step out ball screen from Howard, post feed, etc.). After setting up the defense, 2 curls the screen and re-screens for Howard at the block. It is important for 4 and 3 to be spaced out wide on the right side so that x4 and x3 are pulled as far away from the action as possible. If x2 is still recovering on the curl cut by 2, he may not be able to show on the screen from 2 onto x5. 1 looks to pass to Howard stepping to the rim for a lob dunk.
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