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ebehoops

  • joined Dec 10, 2013
  • last login Aug 17, 2014
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A lifetime passion for basketball has lead me from player to entrepreneur to chasing the coaching dream; high school; ABA; summer league and training camp assistant coach with the Knicks and Grizzlies; skills coach for various NBA'ers. As well, I spout off NBA opinions on "Sportstalk with Dan Russell" and NBC Sports Radio. Big fan of Coke Zero Cherry.

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Jabari Parker must study World Peace's game

The Bucks rookie is a hybrid forward with a wide frame and lots of strength. One of Metta World Peace's workout coaches explains why Parker should study the former Pacers star's game.

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How to turn Wiggins into a star

The 19-year-old forward has immense talent, but there are some obvious holes in his game.

Small changes led to the Spurs' amazing Game 3

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San Antonio's offensive explosion in Game 3 wasn't due to big, major changes. It was due to a bunch of small adjustments that added up to big things.

Why Miami is nearly impossible to defend

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The Heat have the best player on the planet, but their offensive success is due to much more than just one player. We explain how the Heat's spacing and off-ball movement forces defenders to pick...

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Inside Miami's pressure defense

The Miami Heat's defense was on point in their Game 2 victory over the Pacers. How does Miami's philosophy play out? We break down the Heat's blitzing traps.

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Setting screens is not a lost art

You'll hear many old-timers lament the "lost art" of proper screen-setting in the NBA. Don't listen to them. It's actually a changed art, one that's more complex than ever.

How Lillard was so open against Houston

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Damian Lillard's shot to beat the Houston Rockets will forever live on in NBA Playoffs history, but how did he get so open? It was through a combination of great individual play and poor Houston...

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What makes a good assistant coach?

In the wake of coaching drama with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, we explain what makes an ideal assistant coach.

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How to defend the NBA's bread-and-butter play

The pick and roll is the staple of any NBA team, and teams defend it in so many different ways. We lay out all of them in preparation for the playoffs.

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What is a coach's pre-game routine?

NBA players often have meticulous gameday routines, but what do the coaches do during this time? What are the keys to properly preparing a team for a game?

Why teams hold shootarounds

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The shootaround has evolved into an essential part of preparing for games. Here's an inside look into what teams actually do during their shootarounds.

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How the best set plays are developed

Using Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, we explain how the best after-timeout plays are really just different triggers from the same formation.

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A day in the life of an NBA assistant coach

How hard do assistant coaches work? This is a timeline of a typical non-gameday work day.

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How ATO genius extends to defense

Strong after-timeout coaching doesn't just happen on offense. We highlight an example of a defensive call that helped the Pacers win a critical game against the Blazers.

Please don't retire, Steve

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Steve Nash is one day from his 40th birthday and has been struggling with back injuries. Despite this, one Nash acquaintance pleads for him to keep playing and defying Father Time.

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The 'After Timeout' All-Stars

The actual All-Star team was revealed Thursday night, but what if they made a team just for coaches? We hand out awards for those who can draw up plays that work out of timeouts.

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(Baseline) Hammer Time

The Spurs' favorite set play has become more common across the league. We break down how they do it in this week's edition.

How to 'blue' a pick and roll

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One of the most important defensive concepts is also known as one of the core colors of the rainbow. We explain the concept of "blueing" a pick and roll, using one of the league's best defensive...

'Two nine': How big men protect the paint

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Players are technically allowed to stand in the paint for three seconds while guarding nobody. We explain how that fact has created NBA jargon that teams practice to maximize that time.

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What assistants do during games

A glimpse inside what all those men in suits on the bench are actually doing in the heat of the battle.

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A call for a Boxing Day special in Toronto

Why doesn't the NBA give the Raptors a home game on the day after Christmas? Plus, this week's ATO features another brilliant set from Portland's Terry Stotts.

The 'nail': Where help defense originates

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NBA help defense is a complex thing, but almost all great schemes center around several core concepts. This week, we talk about the one spot on the floor that is more important than any other.

How coaches draw up the perfect play

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Why are some teams better at executing out-of-bounds plays coming out of a timeout than others. Our newest contributor explains the concept of "ATO" and how teams practice these plays.

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