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Mo Dakhil

The Jump Ball Contributor since 07/10/16

About Mo Dakhil

My name is Mohammad Dakhil but everyone calls me Mo. I bring 15 years of basketball experience at every level to this blog. I was a Manager with Santa Monica College and USC Men’s Basketball (1999-2005), and the Associate Head Coach at Santa Monica College Men’s Basketball team (2005-2006). After that I spent the following 8 years as Video Coordinator in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers (2006-2009, 2011-2014) and San Antonio Spurs (2009-2011). During my time in the NBA, I spent 3 off seasons as a member of the Australian National Men’s Basketball team (2010-2012) including qualifying for and taking part in the 2012 London Olympics.

Video Coordinators are responsible for providing coaches, players, and front office with film broken down for analysis. I was responsible for assisting coaches with preparing for our upcoming opponents, going over our own film, and assisting the front office with draft preparations. VCs also prepare film for the players to review whether it is their own play or who they may be guarding.

It is through my years of experience that I am able to provide a different perspective to viewing basketball. I have studied under some of the NBA’S best coaches like Gregg Popovich and Doc Rivers. I’ve been extremely lucky to have worked with up close hall of famers, NBA Champions, and MVPs like Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups, and Grant Hill. I’ve seen the growth of players like Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Patrick Mills, and Matthew Dellavedova. I also had the pleasure to work with 2014 Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford. I even got a shout out in his acceptance speech.



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Basketball Play - BOB Double Pindown

BOB Double Pindown

Mo Dakhil 10/29/2016

Every team needs a Deep Corner Baseline Out of Bounds play. It is a situation that may come up seldomly but coaches should have a play they can go to in this situation. The Philadelphia 76ers' coach Brett Brown was prepared with this gem of a play on opening night agains the Oklahoma City Thunder. See More

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Basketball Play - Phoenix Suns Motion

Phoenix Suns Motion

Mo Dakhil 10/13/2016

The play below is an example of a set that the Suns are running to get their third year center Alex Len an easy jump shot. Bledsoe brought the ball up the court and passed to TJ Warren and made a thru cut to the opposite wing. As Bledsoe cut thru the lane, Booker crossed paths with him on his way to set a screen for Len on the block, the ball is swung from Warren to Chriss and then to Bledsoe. As soon as Chriss made the pass he ran down to set a pin down screen to get Len open at the free throw line. The play was executed flawlessly and Len nailed the jumper. See More

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Basketball Play - Minnesota Timberwolves - 44 Counter

Minnesota Timberwolves - 44 Counter

Mo Dakhil 09/12/2016

The 1 dribbles down the sideline, comes off 1-4 side p/r. After setting the pick, the 4 comes off a screen from the 3. If the defender goes over the top of the screen, the 4 immediately posts on the right block. The 3 pops out to the wing. If the 1 can throw the post entry pass or send it to the 3 for a better passing angle. See More

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Basketball Play - SLOB Hammer

SLOB Hammer

Mo Dakhil 08/22/2016

The 2 pops to the weakside wing. The 1 sets a back pick for the 5 and gets a screen from the 4 in a pick the picker action to get him the ball on the strong side wing. Immediately on the catch the 1 drives baseline. The 5 sets the hammer screen to bring the 2 to the corner. The 2 can also cut on the inside if his defender jumps to the outside to take the corner away. The 4 can set a screen for the 3 as well. See More

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Basketball Play - Australia - Floppy Hammer

Australia - Floppy Hammer

Mo Dakhil 08/12/2016

The play starts out in a floppy set. The 3 comes off the 5 and curls to come to the opposite wing receiving a screen from the 4. The 1 hits the 3 as he comes off the 2nd screen. The 2 cuts off the 5 after the 3 to the wing. Right after the 2 comes off the 5, the 5 turns around and sets the hammer screen on the 2 defender bring him to the corner. The 3 right on the catch drives hard baseline looking to find the 2. At the same time the 4 rolls to the as the send option. See More

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