End of Game – Sideline Need 3

This is a sideline out-of-bounds play Doc Rivers ran when he was coaching the┬áBoston Celtics. It’s a great misdirection because he put Ray Allen at the top as the shooter, who screened for Paul...

Celtics Standards of Excellence

Several years ago I was given a handout that included the Boston Celtics Standards of Excellence. I think that it is vital for any great program to have a set of Standards. Many teams establish &...

Custom Court Diagram Sheets

As a basketball X & O’s savant, it is no surprise that I am extremely particular about how I diagram my plays. After talking with coaches over the Summer and experimenting with different lay...

Late Game Situations – Flare Plays

One trend I have noticed over the last year(s) is many coaches, NBA especially, are moving towards flare screens to get the “go-to” guy moving away from the ball during late game situation...

1987 Boston Celtics Elbow Curl

Last night the 1987 NBA Finals were on between the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics. The Celtics ran this action during the 3rd quarter to get Danny Ainge a quick score....