BEILEIN FAVORITE. PART A. PLAY # 1. We start the play exactly the same as our motion set. # 1 passes to #3. # 1 then cuts to the block. # 2 V-cuts to the top. To observe John Beilein explaining his offensive strategy is an You realize Beilein is in complete control of this offense, and for good reason. John Beilein has been called the “guru” of the X’s and O’s. (I tend to share that opinion.) After 16 years at the.

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While that number can be a bit misleading because of how often teams will use their man offenses against zone — it helps create movement, as teams unaccustomed to playing against a zone have a tendency to get stagnant offensively — the fact of the matter is that Beilein uses his zone defense as nothing more than a change of pace, the same way that any other coach will throw on a full-court press from time to time.

John Beilein of Michigan Wolverines cites ability to adapt as key to longevity

But the is effective, and its worth discussing because there will be times this year that Michigan will go almost exclusively to that defense depending on their matchup.

This is why March — even before teams start dancing — is so rewarding. Moving to the court, Jicha demonstrates the tremendous spacing and ball movement options that this offense provides.

There was an error processing your subscription. You follow what the ball and the guy in front of you do and you try to make jihn correct decision based on personnel, situation, etc.


Ballin’ is a Habit Facebook Page. When Jones crosses half court, Hardaway and the strong side wing, Eso Akunne, will put a soft trap on the dribbler. See you courtside, SP P. The two guard set has great spacing and is great for teams with small fast guards. This perimeter-based offense is designed to provide geilein opportunities for smaller teams that lack a “true post” player.

To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Even though the playbook come in at pages, it is broken down into only 5 sections: If you want to know why, a major component is the team’s defense.

Beilein, though, insisted that allowing his players to be loose on the court isn’t one of the many changes he has made over his career.

So I think his team is a better defensive team. Novak, instead of swinging the ball, dribbled over to the beiilein side of the floor. The link is copied to the clipboard Copy link. Always looking for something different as a continuous but effective offense.

Michigan is a Final Four-caliber team thanks to its best defense under John Beilein –

Layer 1 by Better Basketball. Half Offensf Man Offense. Shows all information on whiteboard, as well as on the court with players skeletonas well as on the court with players and defense. And here’s another example of a possession in the zone from the Memphis game: We’ve always prided ourselves on relating to players and keeping up with the times.

Michigan’s John Beilein: Still coaching thanks to ability to adapt

Hardaway’s job is to force the ball-handler, in this case Lazeric Jones, to pick a side. Horford set a ball-screen for Douglass while Novak set a down-screen for Hardaway, who curled through and popped to the top of the key: Buy Now, Watch Now! The Wolverines are No.

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We have been running the chin set for about a month now and have had very good success with it when facing aggressive man to man teams. And that’s not abiding to the Beilein mantra. Horford flashes out to rotate the ball while Douglass sets a screen for Novak at the high-post, and as Novak cuts across the lane using the screen, Horford swings the ball to Hardaway: When you talk about Michigan, you always hear about the ‘John Beilein system’ and how its so difficult to defend and prepare for.

Coach Tom Jicha does a wonderful job or using both whiteboard explanations and on the court demonstrations of the Chin, Uohn, and Shuffle Sets.

Wolverines opponents have been held to 66 or fewer points in 21 of their 34 games this season. The “Wildcat” Spread Offense Currently 4. Michigan’s not going to be a No. When the ball eventually makes its way to the corner, Akunne, the strong side wing, and Douglas, the baseline defender, trap the ball.

Posted by Rob Dauster at He has evolved as a coach.