With Keno Davis, Providence College Head Coach; 2008 AP National Coach of the Year, 2008 Sporting News 'Coach of the Year,' 2008 Henry Iba Award, Basketball Times 2008 'Coach of the Year,' 2008 MVC 'Coach of the Year' (at Drake University).
Offense leads to defense in Coach Davis' system. By running specific lanes on the court, players wind up on the proper defensive side of the floor and are ready to defend quickly. This successful spread 3-2 match up sets up by converting from offense to defense quickly. Davis stresses that this zone is built on solid fundamental man-to-man principles. Ball pressure depends on the shooting ability of the opponent's perimeter players. Coverage areas are key to being successful in the 3-2 match up. Areas include wing ball coverage, ball pressure, weak side help, inside and outside rebounding areas, block responsibilities, corner trapping, post double down with 4 and 5 and corner coverage with mismatches. To build this defense, Davis demonstrates the use of active hands and communication and includes drill work to reinforce this principle. One offensive strategy is screening against the zone. Specific coverage and teaching points allow this defense to cover any on ball screening action. The 3-2 match up can defend set plays and baseline runner, dribble out, two-guard front and high post coverage.
53 minutes. 2008.