Coach Avery Johnson has quickly made himself known as a head NBA coach. His aggressive, fast-paced style as a player is mirrored in his coaching style also. The topic of attacking defense is presented in a unique manner. The first part of this presentation is attacking Man-to-Man defense from a defensive standpoint. Johnson lists several benefits for this style of play: It will disrupt the timing of your opponent's offense, it wears out the opponent and it turns up aggressiveness.
Transition basketball is a great way to put pressure on the defense. Once the ball is in the hands of the point guard, the goal is to push the ball hard as teammates run the floor. The options now presented are the pick & roll, post feed or screen and shoot. Against trapping and back court pressure, the offense must "square the floor up." Other concepts in the half court include pressure releases, spacing the floor and realizing mismatches. The pick & roll is a weapon and Coach Johnson shows the side and middle pick & roll technique.
101 minutes. 2006.