With Ben Braun, Rice University Head Coach; former University of California Head Coach; 1997 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, 2003 Naismith National Coach of the Year award finalist; 1999 NIT Champions.
Perimeter and post drills are the foundation of building a quality attack against zones. Breaking down each drill, then putting them together develops consistency and flow. Post and perimeter interaction is accomplished with combination drills in the half court. The gap, x cuts and through cuts are methods used to weaken and distort zones. Attacking from behind the zone is demonstrated with the stack alignment. The push series includes pass/cut screens, push/pull dribbles and fades. Coach Braun demonstrates three plays against the zone that provide different looks and scoring opportunities for specific players. Perimeter skills are taught including the shallow guard series, push/rover, push/flare, push/punch drills and circle back moves. Braun feels that transition and secondary offense are great ways to attach zone defenses before they are set. Stack plays and stack special are two out-of-bounds alignments that produce quick baskets. The unique "catch up" zone offense gives any team a chance to make the game close when behind and playing against the zone.
77 minutes. 2008.