Book showcases techniques and tactics from basketball’s elite
Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino attest to the benefits college basketball coaches glean from the pro level. Now college and high school coaches can get advice from top NBA coaches in the NBA Coaches Association’s, NBA Coaches Playbook.
In the book, legendary coach and television sports commentator Mike Fratello offers defensive drills for pressuring the ball:
Six players line up on the baseline; the coach has the ball on the wing. At the call of the coach, the six players run onto the court. The first player is on offense, the second on defense, and so on; the three pairs set up on the two wings and in the middle of the court. The coach passes the ball to one of the offensive players, who can go to the basket with only two dribbles or pass the ball to one of the teammates. The drill ends only with a score or if the defense recovers the ball. If the offense makes more than two dribbles, the ball goes to the defense, and the defense goes on offense.