Here is an example of what you can expect -- got this one today. It is an "End of the Game Coaching Checklist" -- and it speaks to the organization of NBA coaches. This list was assembled by former long-time NBA assistant coach Gordon Chieas. I had the opportunity to listen to Coach Chieas speak this summer at Coaching U Live and he is a passionate teacher of the game. Here is his "End of Game Checklist" provided by Brian and The Coaching Toolbox:
◄Best offensive team when our team is losing.
◄Best foul shooting team when our team is winning.
◄Best ball handling team when protecting a lead.
◄Best three point shooting team when our team needs a “Three.”
◄Best individual match-up to score a basket/create a foul.
◄Which opposing player is in deep foul trouble, and our offense can go directly at him?
◄Who is our best inbound passer? Who is our 2nd best inbound passer?
◄What side of the floor, when inbounding from the sideline do we prefer?
◄Know/Understand with how much time left on the game clock, and the score is tied, when should the offensive player take the shot?
◄Know/Understand that the defense is going to switch-out of any screening action regardless of size The sceener should look for a slip move as he starts setting the screen. The passer has to be ready to “Read and Pass.”
◄Know/Understand that when the opponent has a foul to give and our team has used our last time out, the Head Coach, during that time out, has to give our team two offensive plays to execute.
◄Best defensive team when our team needs one defensive stop (under 7 seconds on game clock)?
◄Best defensive team to contain dribble penetration
◄Best rebounding team when the opponent goes big?
◄Best “Comeback” Defensive Team by trapping/presses creating havoc defensively?
◄Best zone defensive team to take away the opposition set offensive plays?
◄Be ready to match-up small to defend the opponent’s 4 or 5 man who can make three point shots,
◄Know and understand the concept of staying home on 3-point shooters on dribble penetration.
◄Know and understand how to foul on the catch before the shooter goes into his shooting motion
◄Be ready to sub out a key offensive scoring player who has four fouls and ‘sub In” a “designated fouler.” Teach the designated fouler that he is making a positive contribution towards winning. We are not trying to embarrass him.
◄Know/Understand that when the score is even or our team Is up one or two, we will early double team or create a running trap situation against the “star perimeter player” in the scoring area. Philosophically we are not going to let the star perimeter player beat us with a basket or create a foul. We are going to make him pass the bail to a lesser offensive threat. Also,as an alternative, we could play a zone defense on the last possession against the star player.
END OF GAME CHECKLIST
◄Know the score of the game and the time left on the shot clock and game clock.
◄Know the timeout situation for both teams
◄The Head Coach will tell the players the team foul penalty situation from both an offensive and defensive standpoint. The players will always know if we have a foul to give.
◄Know/Understand when to call timeout by a Player who is not involved with the ball when his teammate is in a bad disadvantage.
◄Who are the worst foul shooters in the game?
◄Who are the worst foul shooters not in the game in case of an injury situation. and the opposing team can choose the new shooter?