Tom Izzo 2016 Michigan State Playbook
Tom Izzo is one of the best coaches in the NCAA, and this playbook includes all of his half court sets and quick hitters from the last few season. Tom Izzo has one of the deepest playbooks with multiple sets for every type of player. He designs his sets with a 2-big philosophy, as he recruits good post players who can play together at Michigan State. Typically one of the bigs has the ability to shoot from outside the paint, and Izzo uses the ability of his bigs to stretch the floor as well as play inside out. The counters and built in specials to each one of his sets and each set is designed to always put pressure on the defense, and take advantage of every situation and type of defense any team tries. You will love the Tom Izzo 2016 Michigan State Playbook.
One of the main things Tom Izzo utilizes in his Playbook is what he calls “Quick” actions. Out of each set he has designs for a quick hitter for one of his shooters on the floor that he wishes to get an open shot. This year he used this action for Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes, two very good shooters who rarely miss when they are in rhythm. What Tom Izzo calls “Quick” action is the call for a pindown screen out of the normal set they run, such as “Horns Quick.” He uses a hand signal with his hand across from shoulder to shoulder telling his team to look for the pindown quick action out of the set. So instead of the Horns set being run into a rub screen, it would be the decoy action and the big sets a pindown for the player he wants to shoot.
I hope this playbook helps your team get better, because Tom Izzo’s playbook can be used at any level. It doesn’t matter if you coach high school, middle school or college, Izzo’s playbook is full of sets that can be successful for your team.