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Coach Adam Spinella is in his second season as a Varsity Assistant Coach at Culver Academies in Culver, IN. Spinella spent the three years prior as a Student Assistant Coach at Division III Dickinson College. The Dickinson Men’s Team advanced to two NCAA Tournaments during the three-year span, with the 2013-2014 season ending in the Division III Elite Eight. A native of Bow, New Hampshire, Spinella has a keen interest in X’s and O’s, particularly in professional basketball, and skill development.  
 
You can follow Adam Spinella on twitter at @Spinella14 and read his blog, The Box and One, at theboxand1.blogspot.com 

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Basketball Play - Golden State Warriors 25 Rip

Golden State Warriors 25 Rip

null null 05/22/2017

One of the most brilliant after timeout plays Kerr has run in his time with the Warriors is this back screen set they run for Draymond Green. By using Curry as a screener twice, the Warriors are able to punish teams that pay too much attention to Steph and not enough to their other scorers. See More

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Basketball Play - Golden State Warriors Floppy

Golden State Warriors Floppy

null null 05/22/2017

A floppy action is common in the NBA and at many other levels. It's a great action for shooters who are given time to read screens and be a threat off simple down screens. Since the Warriors have so many shooters, their use of the Floppy action is particularly dangerous when Curry, Thompson and Durant are all swirling around each other -- and more dangerous in those instances where Curry or Thompson are screeners. See More

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Basketball Play - Golden State Warriors Double Drag

Golden State Warriors Double Drag

null null 05/22/2017

Golden State is a great defensive team, so they get to attack on offense multiple times per game before a defense gets set. When Curry has true post players surrounding him, the Warriors will often run into Double Drag, a double-high ball screen action that strikes before a defense can properly get into position. Because of the spacing of shooters in the corners and the attention Steph receives in ball screens, the rim is often left unguarded. See More

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Basketball Play - Golden State Warriors UCLA Rip

Golden State Warriors UCLA Rip

null null 05/22/2017

Because Steve Kerr has the luxury of utilizing some of the best shooters in the world, he runs great actions like this one designed specifically for them. In UCLA Rip, he places two shooters on the same side and runs them in a three-man pattern with Draymond Green at the 4. The screening and attention paid to their shooters helps the backdoor pass from Green be effective -- which is why the two players not involved in the action must be lifted on the opposite side of the floor. See More

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Basketball Play - Spurs Floppy 4-Out

Spurs Floppy 4-Out

null null 04/16/2017

A counter to the normal Floppy set, this is an action Gregg Popovich and the Spurs run out of timeouts to get LaMarcus Aldridge an open mid-range jumper. Since his defender is not used to guarding shooters and getting through screens, it is a particularly effective action. See More

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Basketball Play - Spurs Weave

Spurs Weave

null null 04/16/2017

Gregg Popovich dribble weave set. While it can change based on personnel and spots, the objective is to get an action similar to their Motion Weak offense out of a dribble handoff set. They push one player backdoor and raise another, hoping their defenders run into each other. There is also an easy counter to cut backdoor if the defense snuffs it out and denies the pass. See More

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Basketball Play - Spurs Elbow Open

Spurs Elbow Open

null null 04/16/2017

The San Antonio Spurs have some great passing big men this season -- David Lee, Pau Gasol. Popovich gets the ball into their hands at the free throw line and lets cutters and screeners move around them. Screening and cutting is dependent on personnel and what spot they are in -- usually they are trying to get the ball to Kawhi Leonard. See More

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Basketball Play - Spurs 31 Hawk

Spurs 31 Hawk

null null 04/16/2017

A staple of the Popovich playbook, the Hawk action is code for a side ballscreen occuring at the same time as a double stagger on the opposite side. It's a ballscreen that occupies help. In recent years the Spurs have run it with Kawhi Leonard as the ball screener, hoping he can pick-and-pop and isolate off of it. See More

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