[QUOTE=49erpi;141000]I am no college coach…but my dad was so I will go ahead and rip Lutz tonight for what I feel was one of the worst coaching jobs I have seen yet. Complete confusion with absolutely no adjustment. Stunning really.
Here is my problem with Bobby tonight…
We are gonna face this 2-3 zone all season so he better get used to it, however he seems to have no clue how to attack it.
Contrary to popular beleif, you don’t have to “shoot a team out of a zone”, you attack it an make it respond and collapse. We did none of that.
Try entering the ball in the high post. We did ONCE to Withers and he scored and got fouled. A couple of times we hit the high post to Nance but he is the wrong guy to get it to because he is no threat there. You screen a guy like Curt into the high post, let the zone collapse on him and run the offense from there.
The other way is to drive into gaps, draw defenders and move the ball. I listened to idiots behind me screaming for our players to “drive to the basket” all night. That won’t happen in a 2-3 but you can put it on the floor, draw a defender, then move the ball. Draw and rotate. That’s it!
Beating a zone is all about making the zone move and react. We did none of that. Instead, once again, we stood around the 3 point line taking turns heaving 3-pointers up.
Shame on Lutz for once again having no clue how to negotiate a simple 2-3 zone.
The good news is he will have plenty of chances to try again as we will see it all season.[/QUOTE]
I don’t disagree that you have to go inside out to a degree to beat the zone, but the zone just gets packed further and further in when we shoot as bad as we did tonight. If I remember correctly, Curt fumbled the first two passes that we threw to him tonight. I love Curt, but I don’t understand how someone who rebounds so well can’t catch an entry pass consistantly without bobbling it. Curt made a great back-in and spin move in the 2nd half against the 7-footer. He made it quickly. He has to do that more often or he will be swarmed before he can get a shot or a pass away. All of Curt’s points, save two, came from inside the lane or at the free throw line. He’s got to hit that 10-15 foot jumper more consistantly to help open up the inside more for himself.
I thought we penetrated decent against the zone at times, but we didn’t force them out to the corners much. I don’t know if it would have mattered tonight with the way we shot, but very few times did we rotate the ball over to the corner and pull the forwards out of the middle.
[QUOTE]The other way is to drive into gaps, draw defenders and move the ball. I listened to idiots behind me screaming for our players to “drive to the basket” all night. That won’t happen in a 2-3 but you can put it on the floor, draw a defender, then move the ball. Draw and rotate. That’s it!
Amen. You can’t run over 2-3 people just because you want to drive to the basket. You actually have to have a place to drive to. The zone seldom presents that, by design.