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Thursday, January 28, 2010

MAURO PANAGGIO ON DEFENSE

Coach Eric Musselman let's us know that Mauro Panaggio, 3 time CBA Coach of the Year, has a new ebook out, "DEEEFENSE WINS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS." It is a complete book on basketball defense, loaded with information and defensive drills. A few tips from the book:

* Force your opponent to his second choice. Do not allow him his first choice.
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* If beaten by the dribbler, execute the "open and run" technique; "When Beat Retreat", "You trail--You Fail."
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* On a shot blocking attempt, don't try to block while the ball is in the shooter's hand. Allow the ball to be released from the shooter's hand. Less likely to have a foul call.
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* Don't foul needlessly. It loses too many games.
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* Below the foul line, defense your man on the high side.
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* Don't allow screeners to get to your body. Hold them off with your forearm.
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* Challenge every shot but don't foul, especially the jump shooter.
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* See the ball and your man. If you can't see both, see the ball and retreat quickly toward the basket until both are again visible.
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* Force opposing guards to one side of the court by over- playing them, and then keep them on that side by double-teaming or further overplay.