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Thursday, October 22, 2009

UPON RECEIVING THE BALL

"The most important thing the player must be taught in holding the basketball is that the palms of the hands should never touch the ball. The ball must be held with the fingers spread comfortably but as widely as possible."
-Glenn Wilkes

"The man with the ball must also be reading the man playing him. We feel that an extended leg by the defensive man is a direction in which we have a pretty good chance of driving. We think it is much easier to drive the extended leg than the leg that is set back away from the offensive man."
-Bob Knight

"We want any player receiving the ball at any position on the court to immediately face the basket for a two count…the two count enables everybody on the floor, including the man with the ball to do a much better job of reading the defense."
-Bob Knight